What is love?

  • (verb): Have a great affection or liking for.
    Example: "I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Love is an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also said to be a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection —"the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another". Love may describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals.

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1967 In Music
... The summer of 1967 is "The Summer of Love" in San Francisco ... Floyd (The Piper at the Gates of Dawn), Love (Forever Changes), Cream (Disraeli Gears), The Byrds (Younger Than Yesterday), The Rolling Stones (Their ...
Zakiya Cox - Career
... Her debut single, "Love Like Mine", was released in 1996 ... The music video for "Love Like Mine" was added to BET's video rotation, and the single peaked at number 60 on the Billboard Hot R B/Hip-Hop Songs chart ... Zakiya's second single, "My Love Won't Fade Away", was released in 1997 ...
1975 In Music - Published Popular Music
... John Denver "I'm Not in Love" w.m ... John Denver "Love Will Keep Us Together" w.m ... Toni Tennille "What I Did For Love" w ...
30th Anniversary Collection - Tracklisting
... of the Blues" "Sweet Talker" "Would I Lie to You" "Trouble "Gambler" "Love Hunter" "Ready an' Willing" "Child of Babylon" "Here I Go Again" "Carry Your Load" "Crying in the Rain" "Rough an' Ready" "Wine, Women ... I Think I Love You" "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" (live) "Fool for Your Loving" (live) "Take Me with You" (live) CD 2 "Fool for Your Loving" "Don't Break My ...
Love - Philosophical Views
... Philosophy of love is the field of social philosophy and ethics which attempts to explain the nature of love ... The philosophical investigation of love includes the tasks of distinguishing between the various kinds of personal love asking if and how love is/can be justified asking what the ... different theories which attempt to explain what love is, and what function it serves ...

More definitions of "love":

  • (noun): A deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction.
    Example: "Their love left them indifferent to their surroundings"; "she was his first love"
  • (noun): Any object of warm affection or devotion.
    Example: "The theater was her first love" or "he has a passion for cock fighting"
    Synonyms: passion
  • (noun): A score of zero in tennis or squash.
    Example: "It was 40 love"
  • (noun): Sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people.
    Example: "He hadn't had any love in months"; "he has a very complicated love life"
    Synonyms: sexual love, lovemaking, making love, love life
  • (noun): A strong positive emotion of regard and affection.
    Example: "His love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
  • (verb): Be enamored or in love with.
    Example: "She loves her husband deeply"
  • (verb): Get pleasure from.
    Example: "I love cooking"
    Synonyms: enjoy

Famous quotes containing the word love:

    Notwithstanding the unaccountable apathy with which of late years the Indians have been sometimes abandoned to their enemies, it is not to be doubted that it is the good pleasure and the understanding of all humane persons in the Republic, of the men and the matrons sitting in the thriving independent families all over the land, that they shall be duly cared for; that they shall taste justice and love from all to whom we have delegated the office of dealing with them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919)

    A toddler believes that if you love a person, you stay with that person 100 percent of the time.
    Lawrence Balter (20th century)