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.
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