English definition of “love”
ROMANCE/SEX [U] › when you like someone very much and have romantic or sexual feelings for them: He's madly in love with (= he loves) her. I was 20 when I first fell in love (= started to love someone). a love song/story
make love › to have sex
PERSON [C] › someone who you like very much and have a romantic or sexual relationship with: He was my first love.
FRIENDS/FAMILY [U] › when you like a friend or person in your family very much: Nothing is as strong as the love you have for your kids.
INTEREST [C, U] › something that interests you a lot: his love of books
Love from; All my love › something you write at the end of a letter to a friend or someone in your family: Love from Mum. All my love, Louise.
SPEAKING TO SOMEONE mainly UK › You call someone 'love' to show affection or to be friendly: "Margot?" "Yes, love." Two portions of chips please, love.
SPORTS [U] › in games such as tennis, a score of zero: She's leading by two sets to love. → See also a labour of love