love [-'s, -d] n

OE lufu.

  1. Warmth; light; sunshine; positive neutrino energy; radiant solar heat; life-giving power.
  2. Expression of esteem; token of affection; act of good will.
  3. Devotion; loyalty; faithfulness; commitment to serve; [fig.] honor; memorial service.
  4. Courtship; [fig.] selfless sacrifice.
  5. Pure affection; perfect kindness; [personification] God (see 1 John 4:8).
  6. Wish; will; desire; affection; longing for something; [fig.] innate goodness; lack of enmity.
  7. Charity; benevolence; providence; divine care.
  8. Regard; respect; good will; [fig.] offering; gift.
  9. Charity; philos; agape; [fig.] gospel teaching; scriptural sustenance; message of salvation; [metaphor] Jesus; the Messiah.
  10. Beloved; dear one; most esteemed person.
  11. Affection.
  12. Filial piety; family bond; perfect communion.
  13. Union; harmony; unity between two people.
  14. Passion; intense interest.
  15. Cupid.

love [-d, -s, -est, -ing] v

OE lufian, see love, n.

  1. Want; enjoy; have great pleasure in.
  2. Care for; entertain a great affection for; regard with esteem.
  3. Feel sorry; regard another in a pitying sort of way.
  4. Revere; venerate; worship.
  5. Like; express affection; care about someone.
  6. Have a platonic feeling; feel spiritual closeness to.
  7. Sacrifice oneself for others; (see John 3:16).