Truelove True"love`, n. 1. One really beloved. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A plant. See {Paris}. [1913 Webster]

3. An unexplained word occurring in Chaucer, meaning, perhaps, an aromatic sweetmeat for sweetening the breath. --T. R. Lounsbury. [1913 Webster]

Under his tongue a truelove he bore. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Truelove knot}, a complicated, involved knot that does not readily untie; the emblem of interwoven affection or engagement; -- called also {true-lover's knot}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • truelove — [tro͞o′luv΄] n. 1. a person who loves or is loved truly; (one s) sweetheart 2. HERB PARIS …   English World dictionary

  • Truelove — Recorded in several forms including Trulove, Truelove, Trelove, Trewlove, Truslove, Treslove, Treaslove, and others, this is an English medieval surname. It was a nickname surname for a faithful lover or sweetheart, or perhaps given the robust… …   Surnames reference

  • truelove — /ˈtrulʌv/ (say troohluv) noun 1. a sweetheart; one truly loving or loved. 2. the herb Paris, Paris quadrifolia, having a whorl of four leaves suggesting a truelove knot …   Australian English dictionary

  • truelove — noun a person loved by another person • Syn: ↑sweetheart, ↑sweetie, ↑steady • Hypernyms: ↑lover • Hyponyms: ↑ladylove, ↑dulcinea, ↑suga …   Useful english dictionary

  • truelove — noun Date: 14th century one truly beloved or loving ; sweetheart …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • truelove — /trooh luv /, n. a sweetheart; a truly loving or loved person. [1350 1400; ME trewe love. See TRUE, LOVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • truelove — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sweetheart, lover. See love. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sweetheart, beloved, love; see lover 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person who is much loved: beloved, darling, dear, honey, love, minion,… …   English dictionary for students

  • truelove — noun (C) poetic the person that you love …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • truelove — n 1. sweetheart, sweet, sweetie, love, beloved, love of one s life; darling, dear, dear one, dearest, honey, Inf. honeybun, Inf. sugar, Inf. sugar pie; heartthrob, heart s desire, one and only; lover, paramour, Fr. intime, Inf. boyfriend, girl… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • truelove — true•love [[t]ˈtruˌlʌv[/t]] n. a sweetheart • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

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