An example of love is showering someone with kisses.
An example of love is greeting a good friend with a big hug.
An example of love is watching an amazing dancer dance.
We love our parents. I love my friends.
Give Mary my love.
- A mother's love is not easily shaken.
- A deep or abiding liking for something.My love of cricket knows no bounds.
- A profound and caring attraction towards someone.Your love is the most important thing in my life.
An example of love is what a mother feels when looking at her sleeping baby.
An example of love is what a husband feels when his wife winks at him from across the room.
An example of love is what friends feel when sharing a beautiful moment together.
An example of love is among family members; familial love, or love based on kinship ties.
An example of love is love of neighbor, based on the Christian teaching of expressing concern and charity for all people.
An example of love is love of country, or patriotism.
An example of love is love of God, or expressive love for a deity or deities.
We love our parents. I love my friends.
I wish I could love her all night long.
To love books.
Send him my love.
Hello, love, how can I help you?
I love the fact that the coffee shop now offers fat-free chai latte.
A plant that loves shade.
I love walking barefoot on wet grass; I'd love to join the team; I love what you've done with your hair.
Loves his house.
The cactus loves hot, dry air.
- Out of compassion; with no thought for a reward:She volunteers at the hospital for love.
- Under any circumstances. Usually used in negative sentences:I would not do that for love or money.
- For the sake of; in consideration for:Did it all for the love of praise.
- Deeply or passionately enamored:A young couple in love.
- Highly or immoderately fond:In love with Japanese painting; in love with the sound of her own voice.
- No affection; animosity:There's no love lost between them.
- to begin to feel love, esp. romantic love, (for)
- as a favor or for pleasure; without payment
- for the sake of; with loving regard for
- a mild exclamation of surprise, exasperation, etc., used in the phrases for the love of God (or Christ, Pete, etc.)
- feeling love, esp. romantic love, (for); enamored (of)
- to woo; court
- to embrace, kiss, etc. as lovers do
- to have sexual intercourse
- no liking or affection existing between
- not under any conditions
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of love
- Middle English from Old English lufu leubh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English love, luve, from Old English lufu (“love, affection, desire"), from Proto-Germanic *lubÅ (“love"), from Proto-Indo-European *lewbÊ°-, *leubÊ°- (“love, care, desire"). Cognate with Old Frisian luve (“love"), Old High German luba (“love"). Related to Old English lÄ“of (“dear, beloved"), lÄ«efan (“to allow, approve of"), Latin libet, lubÅ (“to please") and Albanian lyp (“to beg, ask insistently"), lips (“to be demanded, needed"), Serbo-Croatian ljubiti, ljubav, Russian Ð»ÑŽÐ±Ð¾Ð²ÑŒ (ljubovÊ¹), Ð»ÑŽÐ±Ð¸Ñ‚ÑŒ (ljubitÊ¹).
- From Middle English loven, lovien, from Old English lofian (“to praise, exalt, appraise, value"), from Proto-Germanic *lubÅnÄ… (“to praise, vow"), from *lubÄ… (“praise"), from Proto-Indo-European *leubÊ°- (“to like, love, desire"), *lewbÊ°-. Cognate with Scots love, lofe (“to praise, honour, esteem"), Dutch loven (“to praise"), German loben (“to praise"), Swedish lova (“to promise, pledge"), Icelandic lofa (“to promise"). See also lofe.
- From Middle English loven, lovien, from Old English lufian (“to love, cherish, sow love to; fondle, caress; delight in, approve, practice"), from the noun lufu (“love"). See above. Compare West Frisian leavje (“to love"), German lieben (“to love").
- The previously held belief that it originated from the French term l'Å“uf (“the egg"), due to its shape, is no longer widely accepted.
- The closing-of-a-letter sense is presumably a truncation of With love or the like.
- From the phrase Neither for love nor for money, meaning "nothing".