Love Love (l[u^]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Loved} (l[u^]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Loving}.] [AS. lufian. [root]124. See {Love}, n.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. --Matt. xxii. 37. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self. --Matt. xxii. 39. [1913 Webster]

2. To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

Wit, eloquence, and poetry. Arts which I loved. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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