Meaning of “love” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /lʌv/

A1 to like someone very much and have romantic or sexual feelings for them:

Last night he told me he loved me.
I've only ever loved one woman.

More examples

  • "I don't love you any more," he said baldly.
  • She must love him or she wouldn't have stayed with him all these years.
  • I love her so much.
  • I wanted to tell her that I loved her.
  • It's human nature to want to be loved.

A1 to like a friend or a person in your family very much:

I'm sure he loves his kids.

A1 to enjoy something very much or have a strong interest in something:

He loves his music.
Like any child, Josh loved toys.
She loves animals.
[ + doing sth ] I love eating out.
I'd love to

A2 used to say that you would very much like to do something that someone is offering:

"I wondered if you'd like to meet up sometime?" "I'd love to."

(Definition of “love verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)