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Definition of Love

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

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' - Erich Fromm
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Erich Fromm

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. - Mother Teresa
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Ann Landers

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love. - Jean de la Bruyere
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
Jean de la Bruyere
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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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