Meaning of "love" in Essential English Dictionary


noun uk /lʌv/

B1 [ no plural ] the feeling of liking someone very much and having sexual feelings for them:

a love song

B1 [ no plural ] the feeling of liking a friend or person in your family very much:

Nothing is as strong as the love you have for your kids.

B1 a person that you love and feel attracted to:

She was my first love.

something that interests you a lot:

his love of books
love; all my love

A2 something you write at the end of a letter to a friend or someone in your family:

Love, Mum
in love

B1 having a strong feeling that you love someone:

I’m in love with him.
I was 20 when I first fell in love (= started to love someone).
make love

to have sex

(Definition of “love noun” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)