verb (used with object), loved, lov·ing.
verb (used without object), loved, lov·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR love
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Idioms for love
- out of affection or liking; for pleasure.
- without compensation; gratuitously: He took care of the poor for love.
- to embrace and kiss as lovers.
- to engage in sexual activity.
Origin of love
OTHER WORDS FROM loveoutlove, verb (used with object), out·loved, out·lov·ing.o·ver·love, verb, o·ver·loved, o·ver·lov·ing.
Words nearby love
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What are other ways to say love?
The noun love refers to a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. When should you use love in place of affection or devotion? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for love
Every now and again, we come across a love story that touches our hearts in more ways than be.WNBA Player Maya Moore Marries Jonathan Irons, The Man She Helped Free From Prison|Jasmine Grant|September 17, 2020|Essence.com
Again, I didn’t think much of it as a 15-year-old, but I just had a love for food.Tom Colicchio Hopes (and Fears) COVID-19 Will Change the Restaurant Industry|Pallabi Munsi|September 16, 2020|Ozy
Ideally you should be growing and evolving at similar rates and speeds for romantic love, I should say.
She’d met me in 1986, at a party for returned Peace Corps volunteers and had fallen in love with the guy who’d just spent two years teaching in Swaziland.What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)|Maria Konnikova|September 12, 2020|Freakonomics
To be a real home cook, the kind who put love and attention into each dish, was to make everything yourself.
What happened to true love knows no boundaries and all that?Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I love my job and I love my city and I am committed to the work here,” he said in a statement.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And we have a lot of great guests this season: Greta Gerwig, Natasha Lyonne, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi is back—I love that guy.
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
Terrorism is bad news anywhere, but especially rough on Odessa, where the city motto seems to be “make love, not war.”
In this case, I suspect, there was co-operant a strongly marked childish characteristic, the love of producing an effect.
The well-known "cock and bull" stories of small children are inspired by this love of strong effect.
Women generally consider consequences in love, seldom in resentment.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
And as she hesitated between obedience to one and duty toward the other, her life, her love and future was in the balance.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Nothing but an extreme love of truth could have hindered me from concealing this part of my story.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
British Dictionary definitions for love
- an intense emotion of affection, warmth, fondness, and regard towards a person or thing
- (as modifier)love song; love story
- God's benevolent attitude towards man
- man's attitude of reverent devotion towards God
- to have sexual intercourse (with)
- archaic to engage in courtship (with)
Other words from loveRelated adjective: amatory
Word Origin for love
Idioms and Phrases with love
In addition to the idioms beginning with love
- love affair
- love at first sight
- all's fair in love and war
- course of true love
- fall in love
- for the love of
- labor of love
- make love
- misery loves company
- no love lost
- not for love or money
- puppy love
- somebody up there loves me