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love

love

 
 
pronunciation:
luhv
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
no love lost
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: tender and passionate affection for another person.
His feelings for her eventually changed from fondness to love.They believed their love would last a lifetime.Her love for him prevented her from seeing the truth.
antonyms:
abomination, hate, hatred, loathing
similar words:
adoration, affection, ardor, crush, devotion, infatuation, passion, puppy love
definition 2: deep and strong affection for a friend or relative.
Our mother showed her love in many ways.
 
synonyms:
affection, fondness
antonyms:
abomination, hate, hatred, loathing
similar words:
adoration, affinity, attachment, devotion, friendship, tenderness
definition 3: strong interest or enjoyment, as for an activity.
He has a great love for music.
synonyms:
devotion, fondness, passion
antonyms:
abomination, hate, hatred, loathing
similar words:
ardor, dedication, enjoyment, fervor, like, mania, penchant, relish, taste, thing, weakness, worship
definition 4: a person, activity, or object for which one has intense affection or strong liking.
She was his first love.Sailing is one of her great loves.
synonyms:
passion
antonyms:
hate
similar words:
beau, beloved, boyfriend, dear, desire, devotion, enjoyment, enthusiasm, fancy, flame, girlfriend, heartthrob, honey, inamorata, infatuation, like, lover, sweet, sweetheart, sweetie, truelove
definition 5: a sacrificial commitment, esp. in religious experience.
similar words:
adoration, agape, charity, devotion, sacrifice
phrase: no love lost
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: loved, loves, loving
definition 1: to have tender and passionate affection for.
He told her he loved her and asked her to marry him.
antonyms:
abhor, detest, hate
similar words:
adore, care for, cherish, dote on, idolize, worship
definition 2: to have a strong attachment or attraction to; like intensely.
She loves her two best friends equally.
synonyms:
adore
antonyms:
abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe
similar words:
adulate, care for, dote on, idolize, like, worship
definition 3: to enjoy very much or have a strong interest in.
I love fishing and gardening.She loves to buy presents for her grandchildren.She loves her husband to massage her neck after a long day at work.I love it when you bring me flowers!
synonyms:
adore
antonyms:
abhor, abominate, detest, hate
similar words:
delight in, eat up, enjoy, fancy, like, relish
definition 4: to have sexual intercourse with.
He had loved her only once, but she knew now she was pregnant.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to experience love for someone.
Have you ever loved as I love now?
antonyms:
hate
similar words:
worship
Word Builder: love +
  • lover:
    a person you are in love with.
  • loving:
    showing love.
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