verb (used with object), loved, lov·ing.
verb (used without object), loved, lov·ing.
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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
SYNONYMS FOR love
OTHER WORDS FROM loveout·love, verb (used with object), out·loved, out·lov·ing.o·ver·love, verb, o·ver·loved, o·ver·lov·ing.
Words nearby love
British Dictionary definitions for no love lost
- 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 no love lost (1 of 2)
Dislike, ill will, hate, as in There's no love lost between Bob and Bill. This term originated in the 1500s and until about 1800 could indicate either extreme love or extreme hate. The former was meant in “No love between these two was lost, each was to the other kind” (Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, 1765). Today, however, the term signifies ill will exclusively.
Idioms and Phrases with no love lost (2 of 2)
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