Definitions and translations for "love"

Definition of love

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Noun
1. Strong affection.
1. A profound and caring affection towards someone.
A mother’s love is not easily shaken.
My husband’s love is the most important thing in my life.
2. A feeling of intense attraction towards someone.
I have never been in love as much as I have with you.
3. A profound feeling of trust and security towards a person or a deity.
4. A feeling of care and mercy towards people or living beings in general.
5. A deep or abiding liking for something.
My love of cricket knows no bounds.
2. The object of one’s romantic feelings; a darling or sweetheart.
I met my love by the gasworks wall.
3. A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.
Hello love, how can I help you?
4. A sexual desire; sexual activity.
5. Used as the closing, before the signature, of a letter, especially between good friends or family members, or by the young.
6. A thin silk material.
7. A climbing plant, Clematis vitalba.
8. Friend, mate; an informal and friendly term of address to a stranger, regardless of gender.
Cheers love.
Verb
9. To have a strong affection for (someone or something).
I love my spouse.   I love you!
10. To need, thrive on.
Mold loves moist, dark places.
11. To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like.
I love walking barefoot on wet grass;  I'd love to join the team;  I love what you've done with your hair
12. To care deeply about, to be dedicated to (someone or something).
13. To derive delight from a fact or situation.
I love the fact that the coffee shop now offers fat-free chai latte.
14. To lust for.
15. To have sex with, (perhaps from make love.)
I wish I could love her all night long.
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English - English - love

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n. passionate attraction; fondness, affection; enthusiasm, interest; one who is loved; object of one's enthusiasm; score of zero (in tennis, etc.); term of endearment (i.e. "sweetheart")
v. have great affection for; feel a passionate attraction to; be fond of; hug and kiss; have sexual intercourse with; like a great deal, be enthusiastic about
v. coil

English - Spanish - love

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s. amor, afecto, amorosidad, cariño, dilección, idilio; bien amado
v. amar, adorar, estar apegado a, estar enamorado de, estar encantado de, querer, querer a; gustar; ser cariñoso

English - French - love

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n. amour; attirance passionnée, affection; tendresse; enthousiasme; intérêt; personne aimée; zéro (score) (Sport); terme affectif (tel que mon chou; chéri, amour, etc...)
v. aimer; affectionner; ressentir une attirance pour; être amoureux; adorer; désirer; faire l'amour; avoir des rapports sexuels avec; s'enthousiasmer pour

English - German - love

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n. Liebe; Geliebte/Geliebter, Liebling, Süße/Süßer (Slang); Punktestand (Tennis); Güte, Sanftmut; Treue; Glückseligkeit
v. lieben, mögen; Sex haben; etwas möchten

English - Indonesian - love

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n. kecintaan, kasih sayang, sayang, kasih, kesayangan, kekasihan, kegandrungan, cinta, asmara, cinta kasih, ketresnoan, pacar, kekasih, percintaan, kosong, nol
v. mencintai, cinta, menaruh cinta, menaruh kasih, mengasihi, sayang, menyayangi, suka, menyukai, gemar

English - Italian - love

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s. amore, affetto profondo; persona amata; tesoro; amori, vicende amorose; interesse appassionato; passione; carità; (Sport) zero punti
v. amare, sentire un profondo affetto per, voler bene a; essere innamorato di; piacere, provare piacere per; fare l'amore con, fare all'amore con

English - Polish - love

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n. miłość, ukochanie, serce {przen.}, oddanie, tkliwość, zamiłowanie, chęć, afekcja, pozdrowienia, ukochany, kochanek
v. kochać, miłować, lubić, ubóstwiać, przywiązany: być przywiązanym, rozkoszować się czymś, ubóstwić
a. romansowy, miłosny, sercowy

English - Portuguese - love

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s. amor; amado, querido; afeição; pessoa amada; zero pontos (no jogo de tênis)
v. amar; gostar; adorar; apaixonar-se; querer muito

English - Romanian - love

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n. iubire, dragoste, amor, milă, simpatie, persoană iubită, drag, dragă, pasiune, odor, comoară, scumpete, lucru preţios, lucru scump, complimente, zero
v. iubi, nutri simpatie pentru, plăcea: a-i plăcea, îndrăgi

English - Russian - love

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с. любовь; привязанность, приязнь, влюбленность, страсть; предмет любви, возлюбленный, возлюбленная, дорогая; что-либо привлекательное; любовная интрига, любовная история
г. любить; находить удовольствие; хотеть, желать; возлюбить

English - Turkish - love

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f. sevmek
i. aşk, sevgi, sevda, tutkunluk, sevgili, hayranlık; yar

English - Ukrainian - love

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n. кохання, любов, закоханість, коханий, кохана, влюбленість
v. кохати, любити, задоволення: діставати задоволення, любувати

French - English - love

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[lover] v. coil

English - Dutch - love

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zn. liefde; genegenheid; geliefde; lieveling; kostbaarheid; nul punten (bij tennis);liefje (in spreektaal)
ww. houden van; liefhebben; genegenheid toedingen; graag willen

English - Greek - love

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ουσ. αγάπη, έρως, έρωτας
ρήμ. αγαπώ, έρωμαι

English - Arabic - love

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‏المحبوب، حب، محبوبة، محبة، مودة، عشق، حنان، الحب‏
‏حب، هوى، عشق، ولع، شغف ب، فتن، ولع ب‏

English - Chinese - love

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(名) 爱, 爱情, 恋爱
(动) 爱, 爱慕, 爱好; 爱

English - Chinese - love

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(名) 愛, 愛情, 戀愛
(動) 愛, 愛慕, 愛好; 愛

English - Hindi - love

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n. कामा, स्नेह, प्यार, मुहब्बत, प्रेम, प्रनय, वात्सल्य, सम्मोह, प्रीति, प्रणय, चाह, लय, सुभगता
v. प्रेम करना, प्यार होना, बहुत चाहना, राँचना
a. स्नेह के योग्य, चित्त आकर्षण करनेवाला, प्रीतिकर, प्रेम योग्य

English - Japanese - love

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(動) 愛する; 大好きである; …したいと思う; 熱愛する
(名) 愛; 愛情; 恋愛; 情熱; 愛する人; 大好物; 得点の0(テニスなどで); 愛情表現の言葉(例えばスイートハートなど); 性欲

English - Korean - love

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명. 애정; 좋아함, 호감; 열정, 관심; 사랑받는 사람, 애인; 매우 아끼는 것; 영점(테니스에서); 여보, 자기(애인이나 배우자를 부르는 말)
동. 사랑하다; 애정을 느끼다, 반하다; 좋아하다; 껴안고 입맞추다; 정사하다, 성적 관계를 맺다; 열광하다

English - Vietnamese - love

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n. yêu, tình thương, cảm tình, sự trìu mếm, sự âu yếm, ái tình, tình yêu
v. yêu, thương, luyến ái, thích
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Synonyms for love
1. sweetheart: beloved, darling, girl, dear, honey, sweet
2. commitment: liking, attachment, devotion, affection, ardour, fondness, passion
3. like: adore, adulate, cherish, affection, be fond of
4. caress: fondle, cuddle, kiss, pet, fornicate, woo
Verb forms for love
Present participle: loving
Present: love (3.person: loves)
Past: loved
Future: will love
Present conditional: would love
Present Perfect: have loved (3.person: has loved)
Past Perfect: had loved
Future Perfect: will have loved
Past conditional: would have loved