(noun.) any object of warm affection or devotion; 'the theater was her first love'; 'he has a passion for cock fighting';.
(noun.) a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction; 'their love left them indifferent to their surroundings'; 'she was his first love'.
(noun.) a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; 'his love for his work'; 'children need a lot of love'.
(noun.) a score of zero in tennis or squash; 'it was 40 love'.
(verb.) have a great affection or liking for; 'I love French food'; 'She loves her boss and works hard for him'.
(verb.) be enamored or in love with; 'She loves her husband deeply'.
(verb.) get pleasure from; 'I love cooking'.
(n.) A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preeminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters.
(n.) Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.
(n.) Courtship; -- chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
(n.) Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; -- opposed to hate; often with of and an object.
(n.) Due gratitude and reverence to God.
(n.) The object of affection; -- often employed in endearing address.
(n.) Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
(n.) A thin silk stuff.
(n.) A climbing species of Clematis (C. Vitalba).
(n.) Nothing; no points scored on one side; -- used in counting score at tennis, etc.
(n.) To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God.
(n.) To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.
(n.) To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like; as, to love books; to love adventures.
(v. i.) To have the feeling of love; to be in love.
v. a. . Have affection for, regard with affection.. Have a passionate affection for, be in love with, be enamoured of.. Like, be pleased with.
v. n. Delight, take pleasure.
n. . Affection, affectionate regard.. Attachment, passionate affection, the tender passion.. Liking, fondness.. Lover, person beloved.. Cupid, god of love.
SYN:Affection, attachment, passion, devotion, benevolence, charity, kindness
ANT:Hatred, dislike, disaffection, alienation, estrangement, bitterness, coldness,Indifference, repugnance, infidelity, desertion, unkindness, malice,uncharitableness
n. fondness: an affection of the mind caused by that which delights: pre-eminent kindness: benevolence: reverential regard: devoted attachment to one of the opposite sex: the object of affection: the god of love Cupid: (Shak.) a kindness a favour done: nothing in billiards tennis and some other games.—v.t. to be fond of: to regard with affection: to delight in with exclusive affection: to regard with benevolence.—v.i. to have the feeling of love.—adj. Lov′able worthy of love: amiable.—ns. Love′-app′le the fruit of the tomato; Love′bird a genus of small birds of the parrot tribe so called from their attachment to each other; Love′-brok′er (Shak.) a third person who carries messages and makes assignations between lovers; Love′-charm a philtre; Love′-child a bastard; Love′-day (Shak.) a day for settling disputes; Love′-fā′vour something given to be worn in token of love; Love′-feast a religious feast held periodically by certain sects of Christians in imitation of the love-feasts celebrated by the early Christians in connection with the Lord's-supper; Love′-feat the gallant act of a lover; Love′-in-ī′dleness the heart's-ease; Love′-juice a concoction used to excite love; Love′-knot an intricate knot used as a token of love.—adj. Love′less without love tenderness or kindness.—ns. Love′-lett′er a letter of courtship; Love′-lies-bleed′ing a species of the plant Amaranthus; Love′liness; Love′lock a lock of hair hanging at the ear worn by men of fashion in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.—adj. Love′lorn forsaken by one's love.—n. Love′lornness.—adj. Love′ly exciting love or admiration: amiable: pleasing: delightful.—adv. beautifully delightfully.—ns. Love′-match a marriage for love not money; Love′-mong′ėr one who deals in affairs of love; Love′-pō′tion a philtre; Lov′er one who loves esp. one in love with person of the opposite sex in the singular almost exclusively of the man: one who is fond of anything: (B.) a friend.—adjs. Lov′ered (Shak.) having a lover; Lov′erly like a lover.—n. Love′-shaft a dart of love from Cupid's bow.—adjs. Love′-sick languishing with amorous desire; Love′some lovely.—ns. Love′-suit (Shak.) courtship; Love′-tō′ken a gift in evidence of love.—adj. Lov′ing having love or kindness: affectionate: fond: expressing love.—ns. Lov′ing-cup (see under Cup); Lov′ing-kind′ness kindness full of love: tender regard: mercy: favour.—adv. Lov′ingly.—n. Lov′ingness.—For love or money in some way or another; In love enamoured; Make love to to try to gain the affections of; Play for love to play without stakes; There's no love lost between them they have no regard for each other.
To dream of loving any object, denotes satisfaction with your present environments. To dream that the love of others fills you with happy forebodings, successful affairs will give you contentment and freedom from the anxious cares of life. If you find that your love fails, or is not reciprocated, you will become despondent over some conflicting question arising in your mind as to whether it is best to change your mode of living or to marry and trust fortune for the future advancement of your state. For a husband or wife to dream that their companion is loving, foretells great happiness around the hearthstone, and bright children will contribute to the sunshine of the home. To dream of the love of parents, foretells uprightness in character and a continual progress toward fortune and elevation. The love of animals, indicates contentment with what you possess, though you may not think so. For a time, fortune will crown you.
n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. This disease like caries and many other ailments is prevalent only among civilized races living under artificial conditions; barbarous nations breathing pure air and eating simple food enjoy immunity from its ravages. It is sometimes fatal but more frequently to the physician than to the patient.
A man's insane desire to become a woman's meal-ticket.
- Tom, love, I am telling Mr. Harthouse that he never saw you abroad. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- Give my love to your aunt, George dear, and implore her not to curse the viper that has crossed your path and blighted your existence. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Love covers a multitude of sins, and of whom could you ask more freely than of him? 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- I know better, Fred Beauclerc would answer, and yet I am fool enough to love a woman who is going mad for another man. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- Caliphronas showed me that face, and I fell in love with it. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- I love to hear my uncle talk of the West Indies. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- Neither had read it, but they knew it was a love story, and each privately wondered if it was half as interesting as their own. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- No; he loved her in his old way. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Those who loved reading were obliged to send for their books from England: the members of the Junto had each a few. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- She knew that he trifled with her; but she loved on. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- There is no proof that this unbrotherly, unhumorous egotist was ever sincerely loved by any human being. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Have you ever loved any one? 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- He paused for a few seconds, and added in a voice broken by emotion, 'You have loved her from a child, my friend. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Kiss me, Eunice, and be a good wife to Crispin, who loves you so dearly. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- I love Miss Fanshawe far more than de Hamal loves any human being, and would care for and guard her better than he. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- The lad loves Mary, and a true love for a good woman is a great thing, Susan. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- She now loves me, and would not defraud me of a pin. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Colonel Brandon loves Marianne. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- She loves, or _will_ love, as he must feel proud to be loved. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Florence loves to have that said. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Was he alone, that long night, whose brave, loving spirit was bearing up, in that old shed, against buffeting and brutal stripes? 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- You that should be models of industry are just as gossip-loving as the idle. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- God was the loving father of all life, as incapable of showing favour as the universal sun. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Mrs Lammle bestowed a sweet and loving smile upon her friend, which Miss Podsnap returned as she best could. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- But, as I know your loving and dutiful nature from--hum--from experience, I am quite satisfied that it is necessary to say no more. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- At that moment the parting was easy to bear: the first sense of loving and being loved excluded sorrow. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- It was a lovely drive, along winding roads rich in the picturesque scenes that delight beauty-loving eyes. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.