amorous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj amorous inclined toward or displaying love "feeling amorous"
    • adj amorous expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance "her amatory affairs","amorous glances","a romantic adventure","a romantic moonlight ride"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Amorous Affected with love; in love; enamored; -- usually with of; formerly with on. "Thy roses amorous of the moon.""High nature amorous of the good.""Sure my brother is amorous on Hero."
    • Amorous Inclined to love; having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment; loving; fond; affectionate; as, an amorous disposition.
    • Amorous Of or relating to, or produced by, love. "Amorous delight.""Amorous airs."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • amorous Inclined to love; having a propensity to love; sexually attracted; loving; fond: as, an amorous disposition.
    • amorous In love; enamored: usually with of, formerly sometimes with on.
    • amorous Pertaining or relating to love; produced by or indicating love; conveying or breathing love.
    • amorous Synonyms Loving, tender, passionate, ardent, amatory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Amorous am′or-us easily inspired with love: fondly in love (with of): relating to love
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Quotations

  • Andre Maurois
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    “Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.”
  • Karl Kraus
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    “The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.”
  • Hermann Hesse
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    “I am fond of music I think because it is so amoral. Everything else is moral and I am after something that isn't. I have always found moralizing intolerable.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. amoros, F. amoreux, LL. amorosus, fr. L. amor, love, fr. amare, to love
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. amorous (Fr. amoureux)—L. amoros-um, amor, love.

Usage

In literature:

At five that afternoon the amorous poet rode slowly up to the corral.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
He has a good manly countenance, and he owns himself to be amorous.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
The fourteenth century witnessed chivalric heroism, courts of love, tournaments, and amorous poetry.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII" by John Lord
She all night long her amorous descant sung: Silence was pleased.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
The amorous song still comes up, and louder now that doors are open.
"Plays" by Susan Glaspell
Like an old lover who discovers a moldy package of amorous epistles, Don Custodio arose and approached the desk.
"The Reign of Greed" by Jose Rizal
Immortalis haec visio immortalis amor, indefessus amor et visio.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
He was amorously inclined last night, the tipsy old fraud!
"The Eagle's Shadow" by James Branch Cabell
Or they may have been simply the amorous shorthand of that day.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1" by Rupert Hughes
Charles Gounod wrote as amorous music as ever troubled a human heart.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes
DIANO'RA, wife of Gilberto of Friu'li, but amorously loved by Ansaldo.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Here is likewise deep play, and no want of amorous intrigues.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
The parody of the amorous intrigue which is the staple of so many French plays is as wholesome as it is exhilarating.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880." by Various
But the poet wearies of his amorous captivity, and would fain return to the earth once more.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
Not in vain was he called at his birth 'Amor,' which, in the Latin tongue signifies 'Love,' as all men know.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
EROS (CUPID, AMOR) AND PSYCHE.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Hence very amorous men prefer quiet, modest and reserved women.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Compare our author, "De Fraterno Amore," Sec.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
Amorous pigeons cooed below on the string-course.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
In his amorous effusions he is less happy; for they are not dictated by nature or by passion, and have neither gallantry nor tenderness.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
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In poetry:

When thou wilt swim in that live bath,
Each fish, which every channel hath,
Will amorously to thee swim,
Gladder to catch thee, than thou him.
"The Bait" by John Donne
Prismatic from the deep
Vast being of your sleep
The seething populous
World, gaily amorous.
Burns verily with each hue
That emanates from you.
"Idealism" by E J Rupert Atkinson
Nor made his amorous complaint:
In vain her eyes his heart had charm'd.
Her heavenly voice her eyes disarm'd,
And chang'd the lover to a saint.
"An Ode For St. Cecilia's Day" by Joseph Addison
At dawn poor Stella danced and sung,
The amorous youth around her bow'd;
At night her fatal knell was rung;
I saw and kiss'd her in her shroud.
"The Garland" by Matthew Prior
S. My pretty amorous foolish bird,
A moment's patience. In one word,
The three kind sisters broke the chain;
She died, I mourn'd, and woo'd again.
"The Turtle And Sparrow. An Elegiac Tale" by Matthew Prior
Then, sorrowing for his grievous pain,
Her sister loved the amorous god,
And blushed, ashamed, as o'er the plain
His parting beams illumed the sod.
"The Prairie Rose" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

But there are ways to ruin these few days of amore.
Garbo 's and Amore Animal Supply.
After a day of experiments and ongoing mosquito battles, Christine Dell'Amore enjoys the view from the top.
Amor Artis Chorale and Baroque Orchestra.
Fun Size is amoral, unfunny and a chore to sit through.
I would argue that capitalism is inherently amoral in a way that favors immorality .
Photo by Nicole D'Amore, Special to The Star.
As recklessly generous as usual with plot, as profligate as ever with device, Mr Boyd tells his subsequent tale of amoral, obsessive and cunning love in flashback from yet another time and place: Los Angeles in 1936.
Screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga has penned some of the more intricately wrought independent dramas of recent vintage: "Amores Perros," "21 Grams," "Babel" (collaborations with director Alejandro González Iñárritu).
There's much mild innuendo about Puss's amorous exploits, which under-8s might not get.
Larry Hagman, who created one of American television's most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R. Ewing of "Dallas," died on Friday, the Dallas Morning News reported.
That's amore: Love in the City.
Workouts involving tube socks and tennis balls tend to also employ rackets and non-amorous usage of the word "love".
After becoming the highest rated series telecast on MTV for 2007, "A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" spins off a new comedic, romantic elimination series, "That's Amore.
Most romantics go to the moon and back to make sure every detail of an amorous night is delivered with perfection.
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In science:

For instance, Amores et al (2006) use AdaBoost for learning a distance function to be used for k-NN search.
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
Amores J, Sebe N, Radeva P (2006) Boosting the distance estimation: Application to the k-nearest neighbor classifier.
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
The ROOT-based AMORE package is used for online and offline data analysis.
Detection and Imaging of High-Z Materials with a Muon Tomography Station Using GEM Detectors
Event monitoring and analysis were carried out using the ALICE software packages AliRoot and AMORE .
First observation of Cherenkov rings with a large area CsI-TGEM-based RICH prototype
Ben Amor. Qualitative possibilistic graphical models from independance to propagation algorithms. Thèse de doctorat, (2002). J.
Fuzzy Knowledge Representation Based on Possibilistic and Necessary Bayesian Networks
Synthetic single stellar populations (SSPs) can be used to characterise star-forming regions within galaxies (e.g., Groves et al. 2008, Ferreras et al. 2012), or to decompose the observed SEDs of entire galaxies (e.g., Amor´ın et al. 2012).
A multi-wavelength study of the Magellanic-type galaxy NGC 4449. I. Modelling the spectral energy distribution, the ionisation structure and the star formation history
Maybury, R. D. Amore, and D. House, "Awareness of Organisation Expertise," International Journal of HumanComputer Interaction, vol. 14, pp. 199–217, 2002.
Supporting Knowledge and Expertise Finding within Australia's Defence Science and Technology Organisation
To estimate induced anisotropy in asimuthal distribution of the produced particles we use the off-shell resonance model (AMOR) with simplifications (the alternative could be effective Field-Feynman approach ).
On asimuthal anisotropy in fragmentation of classical relativistic string
The AMOR model follows the fragmentation process as it is seen from the particular reference frame.
On asimuthal anisotropy in fragmentation of classical relativistic string
However, such an approach would be rather cumbersome and hardly instructive, if not to say “amoral”.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Kornoukhov, AMORE Collaboration, presentation given at the 12th Int.
Review of double beta experiments
Amore, Alternative representation of nonlocal operators and path integrals, Phys.
Solving the Helmholtz equation for membranes of arbitrary shape
Amor, S. H¨older continuity of the rotation number for quasi-periodic co-cycles in SL(2, R).
Holder continuity of absolutely continuous spectral measures for one-frequency Schrodinger operators
Amore, Convergence acceleration of series through a variational approach, Journal of Math.
Identities for the Hurwitz zeta function, Gamma function, and L-functions
Also see Hadj-Amor and Avila-Jitomirskaya for results for analytic quasi-periodic potentials in the regime of zero Lyapunov exponents, and Schlag for results for analytic quasi-periodic models at large coupling in two dimensions.
H\"older Continuity of the Integrated Density of States for the Fibonacci Hamiltonian
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