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BNC: 670 COCA: 390


1 love /ˈlʌv/ noun
1 love
Learner's definition of LOVE
[noncount] : a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person爱;热爱
often + for
[noncount] : attraction that includes sexual desire : the strong affection felt by people who have a romantic relationship爱情;恋爱
often used before another noun常用于另一名词前
see also free love, puppy love
◊ When people begin to feel romantic love for each other, they fall in love.相爱;爱上
◊ This phrase is also used figuratively.也用作比喻
◊ People are sometimes said to fall out of love when they stop loving each other.不再相爱
◊ If people fall in love with each other when they first meet, it is called love at first sight. This phrase is also used figuratively.一见钟情(也用作比喻)
[count] : a person you love in a romantic way钟爱的人;心爱的人
[singular] chiefly British
: a kind or helpful person : dear仁慈的人;乐于助人的人
used to address someone in a loving or friendly way亲爱的
[noncount] : an expression of love and affection爱意的表达
used to express affection at the end of a written message用于留言结尾表达爱意
[singular] : a feeling of great interest, affection, or enthusiasm for something喜好;喜爱often + for or of
[count] : something about which a person feels great interest or enthusiasm爱好
[singular] : a score of zero in tennis(网球的)零分

all's fair in love and war

see 1fair

for love or money

informal or chiefly British for love nor money
used to give added force to a negative statement(用于加强否定语气)无论如何,无论怎样

for the love of God

informal also for the love of Mike/Pete
used to give added force to an angry statement(用于加强愤怒语气)看在上帝的份上,求求你,拜托

labor of love

see 1labor

love is blind

used to say that people do not see the faults of the people that they love爱情是盲目的

make love

: to have sex with someone发生性行为;做爱;性交

no love lost

◊ When there is no love lost or very little love lost between people, they dislike each other.彼此厌恶;互相不喜欢

— loveless

/ˈlʌvləs/ adjective [more loveless; most loveless]
2 love /ˈlʌv/ verb
loves; loved; loving
2 love
loves; loved; loving
Learner's definition of LOVE
: to feel great affection for (someone) : to feel love for (someone)热爱;深爱
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to feel sexual or romantic love for (someone)爱上某人;恋上某人
[+ object]
: to like or desire (something) very much : to take great pleasure in (something)喜爱;喜欢;爱好
often followed by to + verb常接动词不定式
often + -ing verb
informal : to be very amused by (something)感到好笑
[+ object] : to do very well in (certain specified conditions)适于(某些特定的条件)

I must love you and leave you

British, informal
used to say that you have to leave不得不走

loved one

◊ Your loved ones are the people you love, especially members of your family.所爱的人(尤其是家人)
BNC: 670 COCA: 390


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: strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties
maternal love for a child
: attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers
After all these years, they are still very much in love.
: affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests
love for his old schoolmates
: an assurance of affection
give her my love
: warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion
love of the sea
: the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration
baseball was his first love
: a beloved person : darling
often used as a term of endearment
used as an informal term of address
: unselfish loyal and benevolent (see benevolent sense 1a) concern for the good of another: such as
: the fatherly concern of God for humankind
: brotherly concern for others
: a person's adoration of God
: a god (such as Cupid or Eros) or personification of love
: an amorous episode : love affair
: the sexual embrace : copulation
: a score of zero (as in tennis)
capitalized Christian Science : god


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loved; loving

transitive verb

: to hold dear : cherish
: to feel a lover's passion, devotion, or tenderness for
: caress
: to fondle amorously
: to copulate with
: to like or desire actively : take pleasure in
loved to play the violin
: to thrive in
the rose loves sunlight

intransitive verb

: to feel affection or experience desire
at love
: holding one's opponent scoreless in tennis
in love
: inspired by affection

Example Sentences

Noun Mr. Brown seems to imply that when he retired he relinquished her love as casually as he dispensed with her secretarial services. Ken Follett, New York Times Book Review, 27 Dec. 1987 … Eddie sees Vince's pure love of pool, and after years of thinking of the game as merely a hustle, the older man suddenly falls back in love with the game himself. Maureen Dowd, New York Times Magazine, 28 Sept. 1986 Aunt Polly knelt down and prayed for Tom so touchingly, so appealingly, and with such measureless love in her words and her old trembling voice, that he was weltering in tears again, long before she was through. Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, 1876 Allworthy thus answered: " … I have always thought love the only foundation of happiness in a married state, as it can only produce that high and tender friendship which should always be the cement of this union … " Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, 1749 Children need unconditional love from their parents. He was just a lonely man looking for love. Verb People loved him for his brashness and talent, his crazy manglings of the English language, his brawling, boyish antics … and I loved him, too, I loved him as much as anyone in the world. Paul Auster, Granta, Winter 1994 Lying awake, listening to the sound of his father's breathing, he knew there was no one in the world he loved so much. William Maxwell, New Yorker, 15 May 1989 I love either rushing off into abstractions, or shamelessly talking personalities. Elizabeth Bowen, letter, 28 Apr. 1923 "Nay," said Elizabeth, "this is not fair. You wish to think all the world respectable, and are hurt if I speak ill of any body. I only want to think you perfect, and you set yourself against it. Do not be afraid of my running into any excess, of my encroaching on your privilege of universal good will. You need not. There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well." Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813 She obviously loves her family very much. You have to love in order to be loved. He swore that he loved her madly. She said she could never marry a man she didn't love. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
And don't count out the TV Academy's love for Sweeney, who's also nominated for The White Lotus. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 8 Sep. 2022 But there are 15 additional games that deserve equal love from first-time bettors. Xl Media, cleveland, 8 Sep. 2022 Maybe there is: a restaurant that gets almost as much love for its cool bathroom (think lots of neon lights) as for its food. The Bon Appétit Staff & Contributors, Bon Appétit, 8 Sep. 2022 Zara shares her grandmother's love for riding horses with an impressive equestrian career dating back to the early 2000s. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2022 By the time of her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Queen Elizabeth was the subject of a four-day love fest that included a waterborne procession on the River Thames that rivaled a medieval pageant. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2022 After graduating from the University of Exeter, Zara went on to have a successful equestrian career, sharing her mother's love of horses. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 8 Sep. 2022 The blueprint of how Black love is depicted on-screen in the modern era, Love Jones followed two artists falling quickly and deeply for each other in late 90s Chicago. Essence, 8 Sep. 2022 Their consistently excellent fare, creative plates and playful aura to me seemed a love match for the festive nature of brunch. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2022
Campaign reporters love to write about fund-raising totals because the numbers are tangible while so much else in political coverage is not. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 9 Sep. 2022 Some might love it, while others might be skeptical. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 8 Sep. 2022 Also returning are the clue packages fans know and love — but the first impression guesses and Golden Ear Trophy competition among the judges are not returning. Lauren Huff, EW.com, 7 Sep. 2022 Plenty of coaches love to pound home the idea that a team isn’t receiving its proper due. Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 Add it up, Einstein — people love to watch football. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 6 Sep. 2022 Fans love the wholesome competition show for its positive tone, simplistic style and oh-so-sweet creations. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 6 Sep. 2022 Pugh, however, didn't love the attention the steamy sequences brought. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2022 As drivers turn their attention to the final race of 2022, McLaughlin would love to keep the momentum rolling. Mitchell Forde, oregonlive, 4 Sep. 2022 See More

Word History


Noun and Verb

Middle English, from Old English lufu; akin to Old High German luba love, Old English lēof dear, Latin lubēre, libēre to please

First Known Use


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of love was before the 12th century
BNC: 670 COCA: 390


ADJECTIVE | VERB + LOVE | LOVE + VERB | LOVE + NOUN | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEall-consuming, burning, deep, great, immense, intense, overwhelming, passionate, profound全身心投入的愛;熾熱的愛;深深的愛;偉大的愛;巨大的愛;強烈的愛;奔湧的愛;深沉的愛her deep love for him她對他深深的愛tender溫柔的愛genuine, perfect, pure, real, sheer, sincere, true真愛;純粹的愛boundless, unconditional無限的愛;無條件的愛altruistic, selfless無私的愛abiding, enduring, eternal, everlasting, lasting, lifelong, undying持久的愛;長久的愛;永恆的愛He had an abiding love of the natural world.他對自然界有着一種恆久的熱愛。You have my undying love.我永遠愛你。steadfast, unfailing堅定不移的/歷久不衰的熱愛new-found新獲之愛secret暗戀hopeless, unrequited沒有希望的愛;沒有回應的愛a sad tale of unrequited love令人悲傷的單戀故事doomed注定無果的愛forbidden被禁止的愛lost失去的愛Soul Survivors is a story of lost love.《駭過陰陽線》講的是一個痛失至愛的故事。mutual, shared相互的愛;共同的愛free自由性愛They were into free love and avoided commitment.他們之間只是不言承諾的自由性愛關係。first最愛I like most sports but tennis is my first love.大多數運動我都喜歡,而網球是我的第一愛好。brotherly, familial, fatherly, maternal, parental, paternal, sisterly兄弟般的愛;家人之愛;父親般的愛;母愛;父母的愛;父愛;姐妹般的愛puppy, teenage早戀;少年的愛marital, married夫妻之愛The poem is a celebration of married love.這首詩是對夫妻之愛的讚頌。courtly, platonic, romantic典雅愛情;柏拉圖式的愛;浪漫的愛the cult of courtly love in the 12th century12 世紀對典雅愛情的崇尚erotic, physical, sexual性愛obsessive痴迷的愛heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, same-sex異性之愛;同性戀愛;女同性戀的愛情redemptive救贖的愛Christian, divine, human基督之愛;神的愛;人的愛universal博愛VERB + LOVEfeel, have感到愛;擁有愛She felt no love for him.她不愛他。He had a great love of life.他熱愛生命。experience, know感受愛;瞭解愛He had never known true love until now.他直到現在才懂得什麼是真愛。search for, seek尋找愛discover, find發現愛;找到愛At last she had found true love.她最終找到了真愛。rediscover, rekindle重新發現愛;重燃愛火receive得到愛From John, she received the love she had never received from her father.從約翰那裏,她得到了從父親那裏從未得到過的愛。earn贏得愛She has earned the love and respect of many people.她已經贏得了許多人的愛戴和尊敬。develop養成愛He developed a lifelong love of music.他養成了對音樂的終身熱愛。demonstrate, express, show體現愛;表達愛;表示愛prove證明愛He would do almost anything to prove his love for her.他幾乎願意做任何事情來證明自己對她的愛。hide隱藏愛I couldn't hide my love for her any longer.我再也掩藏不住對她的愛了。confess, declare, pledge, proclaim, profess承認愛;宣告愛;承諾愛;表明愛意They publicly declared their love for each other.他們公開宣佈相愛。deserve值得愛I don't deserve his love.我配不上他的愛。doubt懷疑愛Does she doubt my love for her?她懷疑我對她的愛嗎?inspire, instil/instill激發愛;灌輸愛cultivate, foster, nurture培養愛We want to foster a love of learning in all children.我們想要培養所有孩子熱愛學習。celebrate祝賀愛情a party with family and friends to celebrate their love為祝賀他們相愛而舉行的親友聚會reciprocate, return回報愛He didn't return her love.他沒有回報她的愛。share共同愛好They share a love of music.他們都愛好音樂。indulge放縱愛His wealth enabled him to indulge his love of fast cars.他的財富使他能夠縱情於自己對速度快的汽車的喜愛。pursue追求愛It gave me the opportunity to pursue my love of music.這給了我追求音樂愛好的機會。give sb, send (sb)(向某人)致意Bob sends his love.鮑勃向您問好。lavish, pour關懷備至;傾注愛They lavish love on Selah, their cat.他們非常寵愛他們的貓咪西拉。be in, fall in喜愛;愛上He fell in love with one of his students.他愛上了自己的一個學生。fall out of不再愛make (= have sex) 做愛It was the first time they had made love.那是他們第一次做愛。He wanted to make love to her.他想和她做愛。consummate圓房完婚LOVE + VERBbloom, blossom, grow愛之花盛開;愛滋長Love blossomed between the two of them.二人之間開出了愛情之花。die, fade愛消失;愛情凋謝prevail愛獲勝Can true love prevail?真愛能夠戰勝一切嗎?LOVE + NOUNaffair風流韻事triangle三角戀愛life愛情生活interest, object愛慕對象She plays his love interest in the film.她在影片中扮演他愛慕的對象。rival (especially BrE) 情敵rat (BrE, informal) 愛情騙子slave愛情的奴隸letter, note情書;傳情紙條token愛情信物ballad, poem, poetry, scene, song, story愛情歌謠;情詩;愛情詩歌;愛情戲;愛情歌曲;愛情故事potion, spell春藥;愛情的魔咒nest愛巢PREPOSITIONfor love, out of love因為愛I did it for love!我是因為愛才這樣做的!in love在戀愛中We are very much in love.我們正在熱戀。love between⋯之間的愛the love between parent and child父母與孩子之間的愛love for對⋯的愛He did not know how to express his love for her.他不知道如何表達對她的愛。love of⋯的愛好She had a great love of painting.她酷愛繪畫。PHRASESan act of love愛的行為deeply in love, madly in love, passionately in love愛得很深/瘋狂/熱烈I was madly in love with her.我瘋狂地愛着她。desperately in love, head over heels in love, hopelessly in love愛得不顧一切/神魂顛倒/不能自拔They fell head over heels in love.他們相愛了,愛得神魂顛倒。love at first sight一見鍾情Do you believe in love at first sight?你相信一見鍾情嗎?love conquers all愛情無敵In his music dramas, love conquers all.在他的音樂劇裏,愛情征服一切。the love of sb's life某人一生的愛人She was the love of his life.她是他一生的愛人。


ADVERBdearly, deeply, passionately, really, very much深深地愛;熱烈地愛;非常愛He loved his wife dearly.他深愛他的妻子。absolutely, totally (informal, especially NAmE) 特別愛I absolutely love your shoes!我太愛你這雙鞋了!genuinely, really, truly真正地愛;確實愛simply就是喜愛She simply loved being involved.她就是喜歡涉身其中。unconditionally無條件地愛He wanted to be unconditionally loved.他希望有人能無條件地愛他。secretly偷偷地愛universally普遍都愛Flowers are universally loved.人人都愛花。personally個人喜愛I personally love the song.我個人喜歡這首歌。
BNC: 670 COCA: 390
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0_0: Translations of Love
  • # n.
    愛: affection, attachment, love, passion
    愛情: love
    春: life, love, lust, spring
    春情: love, lust, passion
    春心: love, lust, passion
    慈愛: affection, kindness, love
    戀: love
    戀愛: amativeness, love
    情: affection, condition, emotion, favor, favour, feeling
    心愛: beloved, love, treasure
    性愛: Eros, love
  • # v.
    愛: have affection for, be apt to, take good care of, cherish, hold dear, delight
    寵: dote, favor, favour, love, pamper, spoil
    好: like, love
    戀: feel attached to, long for, love
    戀愛: love, be in love, have a love affair
    喜愛: be fond of, like, love
    喜好: be fond of, like, love
    喜歡: be fond of, be keen on, like, love

0_0: Definitions of Love
  • # noun.
    - an intense feeling of deep affection.
    * babies fill parents with feelings of love
    - a great interest and pleasure in something.
    * his love for football
    - a person or thing that one loves.
    * she was the love of his life
    - (in tennis, squash, and some other sports) a score of zero; nil.
    * love fifteen
  • # verb.
    - feel deep affection for (someone).
    * he loved his sister dearly
    - like or enjoy very much.
    * I just love dancing

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