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See also Love, løve, and lőve

English

Etymology

Old English lufu (noun), lufian (verb), from Proto-Germanic *lubo, from Proto-Indo-European *leubh-.

As a zero score in tennis, “love” derives from French l’œuf (the egg).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
love

Plural
s

love (s)
  1. (uncountable) An intense feeling of affection and care towards another person.
    A mother’s love is not easily shaken.
  2. (uncountable) A deep or abiding liking for something.
    My love of cricket knows no bounds.
  3. (uncountable) A profound and caring attraction towards someone.
    Your love is the most important thing in my life.
  4. (uncountable) A condition in which the happiness of another is essential to one's own happiness. (Paraphrased from a definition offered by Robert A. Heinlein, in Stranger in a Strange Land, 1961)
  5. (countable) The object of one’s romantic feelings; a darling or sweetheart
    I met my love by the gasworks wall.
  6. (colloquial) A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.
    Hello, love, how can I help you?
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) zero, no score.
    So that’s fifteen-love to Kournikova.

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Verb

Infinitive
to love

Third person singular
lov

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to love (third-person singular simple present lov, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To have a strong affection for.
    I love my spouse.
  2. (transitive) To need, thrive on.
    Mold loves moist, dark places.
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
  4. (transitive) To care deeply about.
    "You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and your whole mind, and your whole soul; you shall love your neighbor as yourself."
  5. (transitive) To lust for.
  6. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To have sex with, (perhaps from make love.)
    I wish I could love her all night long.

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Translations

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Danish

Etymology

Old Norse lofa

Verb

love

  1. To praise.
  2. To promise.




Norwegian

Etymology

Old Norse lofa

Verb

love

  1. To praise.
  2. To promise.

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