n.1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.3. sexual passion or desire.4. a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.5. (used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?6. a love affair; an intensely amorous incident; amour.7. sexual intercourse; copulation.8. (cap.) a personification of sexual affection, as Eros or Cupid.9. affectionate concern for the well-being of others: the love of one's neighbor.10. strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything: her love of books.11. the object or thing so liked: The theater was her great love.12. the benevolent affection of God for His creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.13. Chiefly Tennis. a score of zero; nothing.14. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter L.15. for love,a. out of affection or liking; for pleasure.b. without compensation; gratuitously: He took care of the poor for love.16. for the love of, in consideration of; for the sake of: For the love of mercy, stop that noise.17. in love, infused with or feeling deep affection or passion: a youth always in love.18. in love with, feeling deep affection or passion for (a person, idea, occupation, etc.); enamored of: in love with the girl next door; in love with one's work.19. make love,a. to embrace and kiss as lovers.b. to engage in sexual activity.20. no love lost, dislike; animosity: There was no love lost between the two brothers.v.t.21. to have love or affection for: All her pupils love her.22. to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person).23. to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to love music.24. to need or require; benefit greatly from: Plants love sunlight.25. to embrace and kiss (someone), as a lover.26. to have sexual intercourse with.v.i.27. to have love or affection for another person; be in love.28. love up, to hug and cuddle: She loves him up every chance she gets.[bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE lufu, c. OFris luve, OHG luba, Goth lubo; (v.) ME lov(i)en, OE lufian; c. OFris luvia, OHG lubon to love, L lubere (later libere) to be pleasing; akin to LIEF]Syn. 1. tenderness, fondness, predilection, warmth, passion, adoration. 1, 2. LOVE, AFFECTION, DEVOTION all mean a deep and enduring emotional regard, usually for another person. LOVE may apply to various kinds of regard: the charity of the Creator, reverent adoration toward God or toward a person, the relation of parent and child, the regard of friends for each other, romantic feelings for another person, etc. AFFECTION is a fondness for others that is enduring and tender, but calm. DEVOTION is an intense love and steadfast, enduring loyalty to a person; it may also imply consecration to a cause. 2. liking, inclination, regard, friendliness. 21. like. 22. adore, adulate, worship.Ant. 1, 2. hatred, dislike. 21, 22. detest, hate.
* * *(as used in expressions)Peacock Thomas Love
* * *▪ American rock groupAmerican rock group formed in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s that was more popular with critics than with record buyers. The original members were Arthur Lee (b. 1945, Memphis, Tenn., U.S.—d. Aug. 3, 2006, Memphis), Bryan MacLean (b. 1947, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.—d. Dec. 25, 1998), John Echols (b. 1945, Memphis), Ken Forssi (b. 1943, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.—d. Feb. 10, 1998), Don Conka, and Alban (“Snoopy”) Pfisterer (b. 1947, Switzerland). Later members included Jay Donnellan, Frank Fayad, George Suranovitch, and Tjay Cantrelli.At the centre of the band was Lee, an enigmatic personality, soulful vocalist, and highly creative, if sometimes surreal, songwriter. He absorbed and transformed garage and Byrds (Byrds, the)-influenced folk rock styles on the band's first three albums, incorporating jazz, blues, and psychedelic (psychedelic rock) influences. Each of those albums generated a charting single, but the band's otherwise moderate sales little indicate Love's impact. Following the lush third album, Forever Changes (1968), a folk rock masterpiece, the band fragmented. Lee continued Love into the 1970s with new musicians, tending toward a heavier sound influenced by his friend Jimi Hendrix (Hendrix, Jimi). An international cult of loyal fans supported Lee's later resurfacings in the 1980s and '90s. In 1996 Lee received a 12-year prison sentence for illegal gun possession. Released in 2001, he resumed touring with Love the following year.Craig Morrison
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