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love

noun (LIKING SOMEONE)    /lʌv/
B1 [U] the feeling of liking another adult very much and being romantically and sexually attracted to them, or strong feelings of liking a friend or person in your family: "I've been seeing him over a year now." "Is it love?" Children need to be shown lots of love. "I'm seeing Laura next week." "Oh, please give her my love" (= tell her I am thinking about her with affection).informal How's your love life (= your romantic and/or sexual relationships) these days?Loving and in love B1 [C] a person that you love and feel attracted to: He was the love of my life. She was my first love.Romantic and sexual partners [as form of address] UK informal used as a friendly form of address: You look tired, love. That'll be four pounds exactly, love.Friendly and unfriendly terms of address A2 [U] informal (also love from, all my love) used before your name at the end of letters, cards, etc. to friends or family: See you at Christmas. Love, Kate.Written greetingsLetters, notes and cards be in love B1 to love someone in a romantic and sexual way: I'm in love for the first time and it's wonderful. They're still madly in love (with each other).Loving and in love fall in love (with sb) B1 to start to love someone romantically and sexually: I was 20 when I first fell in love.Loving and in love
(Definition of love noun (LIKING SOMEONE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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