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love

[lʌ̱v]

loves, loving, loved

  1. VERB If you love someone, you feel romantically or sexually attracted to them, and they are very important to you.

  2. N-UNCOUNT Love is a very strong feeling of affection towards someone who you are romantically or sexually attracted to.

  3. VERB You say that you love someone when their happiness is very important to you, so that you behave in a kind and caring way towards them.

  4. N-UNCOUNT Love is the feeling that a person's happiness is very important to you, and the way you show this feeling in your behaviour towards them.

  5. VERB If you love something, you like it very much.

  6. VERB You can say that you love something when you consider that it is important and want to protect or support it.

  7. N-UNCOUNT: oft N of n Love is a strong liking for something, or a belief that it is important.

  8. N-COUNT: usu with poss Your love is someone or something that you love.

  9. VERB If you would love to have or do something, you very much want to have it or do it.

  10. N-VOC (feelings) Some people use love as an affectionate way of addressing someone. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

  11. NUM In tennis, love is a score of zero.

  12. CONVENTION You can use expressions such as `love', `love from', and `all my love', followed by your name, as an informal way of ending a letter to a friend or relation.

  13. N-UNCOUNT: poss N If you send someone your love, you ask another person, who will soon be speaking or writing to them, to tell them that you are thinking about them with affection.

  14. See also -loved, loving, free love, peace-loving, tug-of-love

  15. PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR with n If you fall in love with someone, you start to be in love with them.

  16. PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR with n If you fall in love with something, you start to like it very much.

  17. PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR with n If you are in love with someone, you feel romantically or sexually attracted to them, and they are very important to you.

  18. PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR with n If you are in love with something, you like it very much.

  19. PHRASE: usu v-link PHR between pl-n If you say that there is no love lost between two people or groups or there is little love lost between them, you mean that they do not like each other at all.

  20. PHR-RECIP: V inflects, oft pl-n PHR, PHR to/with n When two people make love, they have sex.

  21. PHRASE: with brd-neg, PHR after v If you cannot or will not do something for love or money, you are completely unable to do it or you do not intend to do it.

  22. PHRASE: usu it be PHR Love at first sight is the experience of starting to be in love with someone as soon as you see them for the first time.

  23. labour of love see labour

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lʌ̱vIf you love someone, you feel romantically or sexually attracted to them, and they are very important to you.Examples

[V ] Oh, Amy, I love you...
[V ] We love each other. We want to spend our lives together.

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Word forms

love

verb
Basic forms
Pastloved
Imperativelove
Present Participle (Participle I)loving
Past Participle (Participle II)loved
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I lovewe love
you loveyou love
he/she/it lovesthey love
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am lovingwe are loving
you are lovingyou are loving
he/she/it is lovingthey are loving
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have lovedwe have loved
you have lovedyou have loved
he/she/it has lovedthey have loved
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been lovingwe have been loving
you have been lovingyou have been loving
he/she/it has been lovingthey have been loving
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I lovedwe loved
you lovedyou loved
he/she/it lovedthey loved
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was lovingwe were loving
you were lovingyou were loving
he/she/it was lovingthey were loving
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had lovedwe had loved
you had lovedyou had loved
he/she/it had lovedthey had loved
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been lovingwe had been loving
you had been lovingyou had been loving
he/she/it had been lovingthey had been loving
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will lovewe shall/will love
you will loveyou will love
he/she/it will lovethey will love
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be lovingwe shall/will be loving
you will be lovingyou will be loving
he/she/it will be lovingthey will be loving
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have lovedwe shall/will have loved
you will have lovedyou will have loved
he/she/it will have lovedthey will have loved
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been lovingwe shall/will have been loving
you will have been lovingyou will have been loving
he/she/it will have been lovingthey will have been loving
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would lovewe should/would love
you would loveyou would love
he/she/it would lovethey would love
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be lovingwe should/would be loving
you would be lovingyou would be loving
he/she/it would be lovingthey would be loving
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have lovedwe should/would have loved
you would have lovedyou would have loved
he/she/it would have lovedthey would have loved
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been lovingwe should/would have been loving
you would have been lovingyou would have been loving
he/she/it would have been lovingthey would have been loving
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am lovedwe are loved
you are lovedyou are loved
he/she/it is lovedthey are loved
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being lovedwe are being loved
you are being lovedyou are being loved
he/she/it is being lovedthey are being loved
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been lovedwe have been loved
you have been lovedyou have been loved
he/she/it has been lovedthey have been loved
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was lovedwe were loved
you were lovedyou were loved
he/she/it was lovedthey were loved
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being lovedwe were being loved
you were being lovedyou were being loved
he/she/it was being lovedthey were being loved
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been lovedwe had been loved
you had been lovedyou had been loved
he/she/it had been lovedthey had been loved
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be lovedwe shall/will be loved
you will be lovedyou will be loved
he/she/it will be lovedthey will be loved
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been lovedwe shall/will have been loved
you will have been lovedyou will have been loved
he/she/it will have been lovedthey will have been loved

love

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseloveloves
Possessive caselove'sloves'