loved

[ luhvd ]
/ lʌvd /

adjective

held in deep affection; cherished: loved companions; much-loved friends.

Nearby words

  1. lovebird,
  2. lovebirds,
  3. lovebite,
  4. lovecraft,
  5. lovecraft, h. p.,
  6. loved one,
  7. loved-up,
  8. lovegrass,
  9. lovejoy,
  10. lovejoy, elijah parish

Origin of loved

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300

Related formsun·loved, adjectivewell-loved, adjective

Origin of love

before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English lufu, cognate with Old Frisian luve, Old High German luba, Gothic lubō; (v.) Middle English lov(i)en, Old English lufian; cognate with Old Frisian luvia, Old High German lubōn to love, Latin lubēre (later libēre) to be pleasing; akin to lief

SYNONYMS FOR love
1. tenderness, fondness, predilection, warmth, passion, adoration. 1, 2. Love, affection, devotion all mean a deep and enduring emotional regard, usually for another person. Love may apply to various kinds of regard: the charity of the Creator, reverent adoration toward God or toward a person, the relation of parent and child, the regard of friends for each other, romantic feelings for another person, etc. Affection is a fondness for others that is enduring and tender, but calm. Devotion is an intense love and steadfast, enduring loyalty to a person; it may also imply consecration to a cause. 2. liking, inclination, regard, friendliness. 15. like. 16. adore, adulate, worship.

Related formsout·love, verb (used with object), out·loved, out·lov·ing.o·ver·love, verb, o·ver·loved, o·ver·lov·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for loved

love

/ (lʌv) /

verb

noun

Related formsRelated adjective: amatory

Word Origin for love

Old English lufu; related to Old High German luba; compare also Latin libēre (originally lubēre) to please

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Idioms and Phrases with loved

love

In addition to the idioms beginning with love

  • love affair
  • love at first sight

also see:

  • 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
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