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definition of the word love

by the Wiktionnary

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
because few whom #179: love far seemed house

Old English lufu (noun), lufian (verb), from Proto-Germanic *lubo, from Proto-Indo-European *leubh-.

As a zero score in tennis, “love” derives from French l’œuf (the egg).

Singular
love

Plural
countable and uncountable; loves

love (countable and uncountable; plural loves)

  1. (uncountable) An intense feeling of affection and care towards another person.
    A mother’s love is not easily shaken.
  2. (uncountable) A deep or abiding liking for something.
    My love of cricket knows no bounds.
  3. (uncountable) A profound and caring attraction towards someone.
    Your love is the most important thing in my life.
  4. (uncountable) A condition in which the happiness of another is essential to one's own happiness. (Paraphrased from a definition offered by Robert A. Heinlein, in Stranger in a Strange Land, 1961)
  5. (countable) The object of one’s romantic feelings; a darling or sweetheart
    I met my love by the gasworks wall.
  6. (colloquial) A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.
    Hello, love, how can I help you?
  7. (racquet sports) zero, no score.
    So that’s fifteen-love to Kournikova.


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