• WordNet 3.6
    • n amour a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Amour Love making; a love affair; usually, an unlawful connection in love; a love intrigue; an illicit love affair.
    • Amour Love; affection.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amour Love; affection; friendship.
    • n amour Love toward one of the opposite sex.
    • n amour A love-affair; love-making; especially, an illicit love-affair; an intrigue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Amour am-ōōr′ a love intrigue, or illicit affection: a love affair (humorously only, for the old innocent sense is now obsolete)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. amor, love
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. amor, love.


In literature:

L'amitie est l'amour sans ailes!
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
Mais les Amours sur le plus haut cordage Nous chantent l'hymne adore du voyage.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
His duels, his romantic amours, his profusion, the varied adventures of his life, rendered him exceptionable in everything.
"Political Women, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
She wishes to carry on her amours under my very nose!
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
L'amour est capable de tout, et d'immoler l'amour meme.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
The concluding stories of each volume, "Les Amants sans Amour" and "Sanclair," are about the best.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
He was to be buried the next night at the Place D'Amour.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Amour & Humilite sont les deux liens de nostre mariage.
"The Book-Collector" by William Carew Hazlitt
There is a story that Milo punished him for an amour with his wife.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
You know nothing, for example, of l'amour courtois.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Jupiter's descent to earth; and amour with Calistho.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
Several of Jones's biographers have dwelt upon the gorgeous and aristocratic nature of the hero's amours.
"Paul Jones" by Hutchins Hapgood
Caution became necessary; and as secrecy adds a charm to an amour, Clara received a long letter and a telescope from Edward.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
He is far from being chast, but cautious in his Amours.
"A Letter to Dion" by Bernard Mandeville
This, however, is the true story: Gen. D'Amour, who was the first representative sent to the colonies from France, was extremely wealthy.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Tunicu takes a friendly interest in my affaire d'amour, and gives me the benefit of his experience in such matters.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
Enfin tout perira, Fors que l'Amour de Dieu, que touiours durara.
"Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" by William Cullen Bryant
Puites d'amour 209 738.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
AMOURS (Liebelei); a drama in three acts; 1894 (1896).
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
Mes Amours, Poems Passionate and Playful, By Selina Dolaro.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus

In poetry:

Life is a coquetry
Of Death, which wearies me,
Too sure
Of the amour;
"To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster" by Francis Thompson
A Celuy que pluys eyme en mounde,
Of alle tho that I have founde
Saluz od treye amour,
With grace and joye and alle honoure,
"Lines from Love Letters" by Anonymous British
Sachez bien, pleysant et beele,
That I am right in goode heele
Laus Christo!
Et moun amour done vous ay,
And also thine owene, night and day
In cisto.
"Lines from Love Letters" by Anonymous British
THUS ended then, the third and last amour;
The trio hasten'd Macae to implore,
To say which gain'd the bet, who soon replied:—
I find it, friends, not easy to decide.
"The Three Gossips' Wager" by Jean de La Fontaine
What are you doing, young man?
Are you so earnest—so given up to literature, science, art, amours?
These ostensible realities, politics, points?
Your ambition or business, whatever it may be?
"Starting From Paumanok" by Walt Whitman
HAST never come to thee an hour,
A sudden gleam divine, precipitating, bursting all these bubbles,
fashions, wealth?
These eager business aims—books, politics, art, amours,
To utter nothingness?
"Hast Never Come To Thee An Hour" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Amour wins LA critics' top prize.
The Best Movie of the Year: Michael Haneke's Amour.
Film Critics show some love for 'Amour,' as well as 'The Master.
'Amour' wins best picture from LA Film Critics Association .
Michael Haneke's Amour based on his dying aunt.
Burlesque dancer Michelle L'Amour, The Everleigh Club.
Michael Haneke Discusses 'Amour' at the Cannes Film Festival.
But they chose "Amour" instead.
Amour de Café Coffeeshop has seen its last days at its Rivertown location.
Owner Betty Brock smiles at Amour de Cafe in Kenner.
Though his love life was not as torrid as Picasso's, Rodin had an amour fou with fellow artist Camille Claudel that has inspired some contemporary dramatizations.
It only sold 28,000 copies and didn't get much amour from advertisers, according to the Post.
Starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Russell Brand.110 minutes Rated R. L'amour, à la Indie: Falling in (and Out) of Love at FLIFF.
0 Director Michael Haneke, left, Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant work on the movie "Amour".
Rich D'Amour slams the gavel on Vanderburgh County judge race.