Meaning of LOVE in English

n. Function: noun

1 the feeling which animates a person who is genuinely fond of someone or something FF1C; a mother's love for her child FF1E;

Synonyms: affection, attachment, devotion, fondness

Related Words: like(s), liking, regard; adoration, idolatry, piety, worship; allegiance, fealty, fidelity, loyalty; emotion, sentiment; crush, infatuation, passion, yearning; ardency, ardor, enthusiasm, fervor, zeal

Contrasted Words: antipathy, aversion; animosity, animus, enmity, hostility, rancor; abhorrence, detestation, hatred

Antonyms: hate

2 the affection and tenderness felt by lovers FF1C; the ability to distinguish between love and lust was the mark of her maturity FF1E;

Synonyms: amorousness, amour, passion

Related Words: crush, infatuation; desire, lust, yearning; ardency, ardor, fervor

Idioms: (the) tender passion


Synonyms: LOVE AFFAIR , affair, amour, romance


Synonyms: SWEETHEART 1, beloved, darling, dear, honey, honeybunch, loveling, sweet, sweetling, turtledove

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.