For example: Would you like to see a movie, love?

June 16, 2011 § 1 Comment

The King and I

 

love

 

[luhv]  Show IPA

noun, verb, loved, lov·ing.

–noun

1.

a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.

2.

a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.

3.

sexual passion or desire.

4.

a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.

5.

(used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?

6.

a love affair;  an intensely amorous incident; amour.

7.

sexual intercourse; copulation.

8.

( initial capital letter ) a personification of sexual affection, as Eros or Cupid.

9.

affectionate concern for the well-being of others: the love of one’s neighbor.

10.

strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything: her love of books.

11.

the object or thing so liked: The theater was her great love.

12.

the benevolent affection of god for His creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.

13.

Chiefly Tennis . a score of zero; nothing.

14.

a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter L.

 

–verb (used with object)

15.

to have love or affection for: All her pupils love her.

16.

to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person).

17.

to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to love music.

18.

to need or require; benefit greatly from: Plants love sunlight.

19.

to embrace and kiss (someone), as a lover.

20.

to have sexual intercourse with.

 

–verb (used without object)

21.

to have love or affection for another person; be in love.

—Verb phrase

22.

love up, to hug and cuddle: She loves him up every chance she gets.

—Idioms

23.

for love,

a.

out of affection or liking; for pleasure.

b.

without compensation; gratuitously: He took care of the poor for love.

24.

for the love of, in consideration of; for the sake of: For the love of mercy, stop that noise.

25.

in love, infused with or feeling deep affection or passion: a youth always in love.

26.

in love with, feeling deep affection or passion for (a person, idea, occupation, etc.); enamored of: in love with the girl next door; in love with one’s work.

27.

make love,

a.

to embrace and kiss as lovers.

b.

to engage in sexual activity.

28.

no love lost, dislike; animosity: There was no love lost between the two brothers.

 

See images of love

Origin:

before 900;  (noun) Middle English; Old English lufu,  cognate with Old Frisian luve, Old High German luba, Gothic lubō;  (v.) Middle English lov ( i ) en, Old English lufian;  cognate with Old Frisian luvia, Old High German lubōn  to love, Latin lubēre  (later libēre ) to be pleasing; akin to lief

 

—Related forms

out·love, verb (used with object), -loved, -lov·ing.

o·ver·love, verb, -loved, -lov·ing.

 

—Synonyms

1.  tenderness, fondness, predilection, warmth, passion, adoration. 1, 2. Love, affection, devotion  all mean a deep and enduring emotional regard, usually for another person. Love  may apply to various kinds of regard: the charity of the Creator, reverent adoration toward God or toward a person, the relation of parent and child, the regard of friends for each other, romantic feelings for another person, etc. Affection  is a fondness for others that is enduring and tender, but calm. Devotion  is an intense love and steadfast, enduring loyalty to a person; it may also imply consecration to a cause. 2.  liking, inclination, regard, friendliness. 15.  like. 16.  adore, adulate, worship.

 

—Antonyms

1, 2.  hatred, dislike. 15, 16.  detest, hate.

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§ One Response to For example: Would you like to see a movie, love?

  • Paul Chapman says:

    What a great movie. I always liked that part when that guy is running down those long corridors with the gunslingers boots tapping the whole way after him. That guy as the sheriff always gives me a good laugh.

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