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Definition of Love


  1. 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.
  2. Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.
  3. Courtship; -- chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
  4. Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; -- opposed to hate; often with of and an object.
  5. Due gratitude and reverence to God.
  6. The object of affection; -- often employed in endearing address.
  7. Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
  8. A thin silk stuff.
  9. A climbing species of Clematis (C. Vitalba).
  10. Nothing; no points scored on one side; -- used in counting score at tennis, etc.
  11. 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.
  12. To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.
  13. 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.
  14. To have the feeling of love; to be in love.

Love Quotations

Oscar Wilde Quote
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Aristotle Quote
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee
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Love Translations

love in Dutch is beminnen, houden van, liefhebben
love in Finnish is rakastaa
love in French is aimez, aiment, aimer, aimons, amour
love in German is Liebe, Liebe, lieben, lieben
love in Hungarian is semmi (teniszben), szerelem, szeretet
love in Italian is amore, amare
love in Latin is amor, diligo
love in Portuguese is amor
love in Spanish is amor, amar, cari o

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