lad's love

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lad's love aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lad's love (Bot) See Boy's love, under Boy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lad's love a provincial name of the southernwood
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. ladde—Ir. lath, a youth, champion (W. llawd). Mr H. Bradley suggests that M. E. ladde, a servant, coincides with the adjectival form of the past participle of the verb to lead, the original meaning thus being 'one led in the train of a lord.'

Usage

In literature:

Ah, lad, cherish love's young dream while it lasts!
"Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow" by Jerome K. Jerome
There could be no doubt concerning the depth of the lad's love for the girl.
"Within the Law" by Marvin Dana
Your love's a pretty cheap commodity, my lad.
"Mrs. Warren's Profession" by George Bernard Shaw
For that tall lad's love and mercy revealed to the poor creature the terrible slavery of which he was the victim.
"The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple
Ay, my bairn, it's all yin, gentle or simple, lord's daughter or beggar's wench, when the love of a lad has got the grip o' them.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
And no lad can say he's poor when he's got the power to love in him!
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Well, go, see if the Sparhallow pride and the Sparhallow money will buy you your lad's love.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The old man's gaze rested lovingly upon Donald, the lad of his hopes.
"Duncan Polite" by Marian Keith
It's a big thing for a lad of his age to fall in love!
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Love kept the father waiting on and vision saw the lad's return while still he was far away.
"The Message and the Man:" by J. Dodd Jackson
The expression of the lad's face plainly showed his love and admiration for the man.
"Scouting with Daniel Boone" by Everett T. Tomlinson
The lad's heart melted at this, for she was a lovely lass.
"Tales from the Fjeld" by P. Chr. Asbjörnsen
The lad's gratitude and admiration would necessarily turn to love.
"In God's Way" by Björnstjerne Björnson
The secret of the lad's splendid management of the pony was this: he loved Scallowa, and Scallowa knew it.
"From Squire to Squatter" by Gordon Stables
Two feeble little hands reached out and buried themselves lovingly in the mass of soft ruff that circled Lad's neck.
"Lad: A Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
But he's a worthy lad; and I love him better, I think, than my own brother, had I one.
"Wild Oats" by John O'Keeffe
Tears shine on every watcher's cheek, love speaks in every glance; For your dear lad, and my dear lad, are on their way to France.
"Prairie Gold" by Various
I remember how angry he was when some one told him it was lad's love.
"Mollie's Prince" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
The lad's fallen in love.
"Wenderholme" by Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Fortunately Pierre was a good lad, who returned his grandmother's love with a devotion hardly less complete than her own.
"A Book o' Nine Tales." by Arlo Bates
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In poetry:

Out of your eyes a magic
Fell lazily as dew,
And every lad with lad's eyes
Made summer love to you.
"You And Yellow Air" by John Shaw Neilson
The parson once a daughter had,
Fair village maids above;
Unstain'd as fair--and many a lad
Had sought the maiden's love.
"The Lass Of Fair Wone" by Charlotte Dacre
A sailor lad has need to court
A loving lass in every port;
To him it's just a bit of sport . . .
My heart-break's in the morning.
"Sailor's Sweetheart" by Robert W Service
Some nights are made for aching,
Heart-breaking love begot.
Be pleasant with the lads and let them sing
Until one of them gives you a golden ring . . . .
Never forget thy Mother's hard lot.
"Girl To Her Chance-Bairn" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
"Drake's luck to all that sail with Drake
For promised lands of gold!
Brave lads, whatever storms may break,
We've weathered worse of old!
To-night the loving-cup we'll drain,
To-morrow for the Spanish Main!"
"Laudabunt Alii" by Sir Henry Newbolt
O no! my loved lad! when such dangers are near me,
My Jack's kindly whispers will sooth me -- will cheer me,
A kiss snatched in secret, amid the dread horror,
Will hush the rude chorus, and still every terror.
"Jack And Nancy. A Sea Song" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

One lover of ukuleles keeps the torch lit for Tiki -loving locals In 1966, when local entrepreneur Pat Baron was an impressionable young lad, his surfer uncle gave Baron's father a three-foot stone Tiki (an image of a Polynesian god).
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