• Love. Modern Neapolitan
    Love. Modern Neapolitan
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj loving feeling or showing love and affection "loving parents","loving glances"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

I love little Pussy I love little Pussy
"I love that old man, and wish him awful well." "I love that old man, and wish him awful well."
The Lion in Love The Lion in Love
There Was a Lady Loved a Swine music There Was a Lady Loved a Swine music
Tis here the children love to come Tis here the children love to come

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Greek has over 4 words for love. English has only one. Get my drift?
    • Loving Affectionate. "The fairest and most loving wife in Greece."
    • Loving Expressing love or kindness; as, loving words.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hamsters love to eat crickets.
    • loving Feeling love or tender regard; affectionate: as, a loving friend.
    • loving Expressing or manifesting love or kindness: as, loving words; a loving caress.
    • n loving Praise; honor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Detroit, couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple's own property.
    • adj Loving having love or kindness: affectionate: fond: expressing love
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  • Thomas Fuller
    “Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.”
  • Peter Wastholm
    Peter Wastholm
    “Men mistake friendship, but not sex, for love; women mistake sex, but not friendship, for love.”
  • George Borrow
    George Borrow
    “Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.”
  • Miguel De Unamuno
    “To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The man loves danger and sport. That is why he loves woman, the most dangerous of all sports.”


All's fair in love and war - This idiom is used to say that where there is conflict, people can be expected to behave in a more vicious way.
Cupboard love - (UK) To show love to gain something from someone
Face only a mother could love - When someone has a face only a mother could love, they are ugly.
For the love of Pete - Usually used in exasperation, as in 'Oh, for the love of Pete!'
Head over heels in love - When someone falls passionately in love and is intoxicated by the feeling has fallen head over heels in love.
Labor of love - A labor of love is a project or task undertaking for the interest or pleasure in doing it rather than the reward, financial or otherwise.
Labour of love - A labour of love is a project or task undertaking for the interest or pleasure in doing it rather than the reward, financial or otherwise.
Lord love a duck - An exclamation used when nothing else will fit. Often fitting when one is stunned or dismayed.
Love begets love - If you behave lovingly to another person, that person will behave lovingly to you.
Love is blind - If you love someone, it doesn't matter what they look like. You will also overlook faults.
Love me, love my dog - If you love someone, you should accept everything about them and the people they like.
No love lost - If there is no love lost between two people they have a strong enmity towards or hate for the other and make no effort to conceal it.
Puppy love - Puppy love is love between two very young people.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lufu, love; Ger. liebe; cf. L. libet, lubet.


In literature:

Of all the women whom he had met, he had certainly loved her the most sincerely, with an absolute love, unreflecting, passionate and half-mad.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
I am quite sure that if I had not met you, I could have loved nobody as I love you.
"An Englishwoman's Love-Letters" by Anonymous
But love him with the heart's love, the love which a woman gives to one man and only once?
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
I love you as a child loves its mother, partly for real, disinterested love and partly for the thing you give me!
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
Love is her religion; she thinks how to please the one she loves.
"The Physiology of Marriage, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
This, madam, my excuse to you may plead; Love should forgive the faults, which love has made.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18)" by John Dryden
I think of you and love you dearly, Robert's love, put to mine, and Penini's love put to Robert's.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
One knows that children loved him.
"Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works" by Kåalidåasa
Their love of the world is one chain, and their love of self is the other.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
I love him, but my love is a crime, for he loves another.
"Mark Hurdlestone" by Susanna Moodie
After all, love was love, in whatever guise it came, and this was an innocent love which she could admit with no question.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Though his conception was not yet personal love in the true sense, it was nevertheless a spiritual divine love.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
Sometimes I think I was created only to love and be loved.
"The Threatening Eye" by Edward Frederick Knight
Then, her countenance transfigured by love, she gazes upon her dead hero and apostrophizes his memory in the Motive of Love's Greeting.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé
You are quite mistaken in imagining that I've loved and loved and loved.
"Christmas Roses and Other Stories" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
I never say I love you, either, and I don't say I love Esther, and that silly Berts, and serious Tommy.
"Dodo's Daughter" by E. F. Benson
Love is not laziness, but a happy love makes us unfit for anything except making love.
"Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)" by Charles Paul de Kock
You cannot be indifferent to such a love as mine unless you love someone else.
"Her Majesty's Minister" by William Le Queux
He said that we could not love the Blessed Virgin too much, if we loved our Lord a great deal more.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
Who is it that loved you truly then, and loves you now no more?
"The White Rose of Memphis" by William C. Falkner

In poetry:

Ere the banquet's over, love,
And the stars are gone;
Before the garlands wither, love,
While the waltz is on,
Whisper softly in my ear
Love's melody, my dear.
"While The Waltz Is On" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
If I were a raindrop, and you were a leaf,
I would burst from the cloud above you
And lie on your breast in a rapture of rest,
And love you, love you, love you.
"If--" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"I love you, love you, sweet!" I said,
She laughed, and whispered, "I love you."
I kissed her small mouth, ripe and red,
And knew her fair, and deemed her true.
"Long Ago" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Now from the heavens with gentle step descending,
Balmy night appears, by sweet love followed;
Mortals, rest ye, and love ye,—
Phoebus, the loving one, rests!
"Evening" by Friedrich von Schiller
Now thou dost sing, and I am lost in thee
As one who drowns
In floods of melody.
Still in thy art
Give me this part,
Till perfect love, the love of loving crowns.
"To A Lady Playing The Harp" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I loved her; and beneath the moon,
We met among the flowers of June;
I gave her my all, my love's rich boon,
I loved her, but we parted soon,
She would have it so.
"She Would Have It So" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

We named our youngest daughter Charity, partly because we loved the sound of the word and partly because we loved what it meant.
DOROTHY L CHITTYSept 20, 1925-Nov 10, 2009In Loving MemoryMom, we love and miss you everyday.
"For God loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.".
Matt Draud says he came to Post 'because I could intertwine my love for research and my love for teaching.'.
We love our Jeep Wrangler JK, but we love it just a little less on hot days.
A crew from the Loves Park Fire Department investigates a crashed pickup in a culvert Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012, off North Second Street near River Lane in Loves Park.
If you love the Yankees, and you love iced coffee, well today could be your lucky day.
Ruth's life was an embodiment of love – love of family, friends, and food.
"I love to tinker and I love cars," said Wilkins.
Mary was a gentle, kind, loving person who loved fishing, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
She loves my husband (Ron) and he loves her back.
"Where the God of Love Hangs Out": Amy Bloom on love and its consequences.
As a new band, would you rather that people hate to love you or love to hate you.
I loved her as I loved a picture or a flower,— a little better than my horse and hound,— but far less than I loved my most unworthy self.
Love has endured a revolving door of coaches in Minnesota, starting with Randy Wittman, who told him not to shoot three-pointers, to Kurt Rambis, who in his first season ( Love 's second in the NBA) played Love just 28.6 minutes per game.

In science:

The proof of Theorem 22 follows rather easily from standard — but relatively recent, and lovely — facts about the kernel of a random graph.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
My parents gave me their love, support and freedom.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
This is an unpublished result obtained with Peter Love during the Computational Complexity of Quantum Hamiltonian Systems workshop in Leiden, Netherlands (July 2007).
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Lovely pairs of models of a simple first order theory were defined in [BPV03].
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
Under an additional assumption, namely that the equivalent conditions of Fact 0.2 below hold, it is shown that lovely pairs provide an elegant means for the study of independencerelated phenomena in such a theory.
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
Then al l lovely pairs of T have the same first order theory T P in the language L ∪ {P }.
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
Key words and phrases. simple theories – lovely pairs.
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
Here we prove that if T is a thick simple cat (so in particular, if T is a simple first order theory), then there exists a unique cat T P, whose saturated models are precisely the lovely pairs of T . T P is also thick and simple and has a language of the same cardinality as T .
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
Third, and maybe most important, thick simple cats are (or at least, seem to be) the correct framework for the treatment of lovely pairs, and therefore results proved in this context should be the most general.
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
Then a pair (M , P ) is a κ-saturated model of T P if and only if it is κ-lovely.
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
Let (M , P ) be κ-saturated, and we want to prove that it is κ-lovely: (i) Assume that A ⊆ M , |A| < κ, and a is some element possibly outside M .
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
For the converse, assume that (M , P ) is κ-lovely.
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
P is closed, this also implies that P (A′′BC ) = P0 , and thus, since C(P ) is lovely, A′′C ≡2 AC , and we are done. |⌣ satisfies (*).
Lovely pairs for independence relations
Later, they have also extended that method to solve the three-plate problem by means of coupled Love type equations .
The capacitance of the circular parallel plate capacitor obtained by solving the Love integral equation using an analytic expansion of the kernel
We need to collect experimental data for our love model.
A model of love in human dynamics