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- Meanings of love
- Dialogue between a teacher and a young student discussing the things the student loves in life
- Nouns with Love
- Adjectives with Love
- Adverbs with Love
- Collocations with Love
- Love Idioms
Love is a universal feeling that is experienced by many towards other people, animals, places, ideas, morals, sports and so on. You will hear many singers singing about love and many movies themed on love.
The word love in English can be used in various ways with different meanings and functions. Continue reading to find out these meanings and usages of the word love.
The different meanings of love:
- As a noun love can be used to refer to a person, animal, place or object that a person has great affection or liking for, such as a family pet, a best friend or a sentimental landmark.
- As a noun it can also refer to a person that somebody loves and is attracted to romantically, such as a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife.
- As a verb love refers to liking or having affection for someone or something.
- The verb can also refer to the sexual or romantic attraction a person feels for somebody else.
When the noun love is used to refer someone or something you like or care for deeply.
- I have three dogs and two cats, they are the loves of my life.
- The love I have for my job will never fade.
When the noun love refers to a person that you love and are attracted to romantically.
- My husband is my first love and my only love.
- “Love, let’s go out for dinner tonight” her partner said to her.
- The feeling I have for you can only be described as love.
When the verb love refers to liking somebody or something.
- I love my family, we are very close and we all care deeply for one another.
- He loved playing tennis when he was younger, he would practice every day and compete in all the competitions.
- The children loved going to school because their teacher always made learning new topics fun and interesting.
When the verb is used to refer the feeling of a romantic attraction between people.
- I love my wife and I would do anything for her.
- We met in high school and we have loved each other ever since.
- She will never love him the way he loves her.
Below is a dialogue between a teacher and a young student discussing the things the student loves in life:
Teacher: Today we are going to discuss love and the things we love in life. Andrew, what do you think the meaning of love is?
Andrew: I think when you love somebody, you care for them and would do anything for them.
Teacher: That’s very good, who do you love Andrew?
Andrew: I love my mum, my dad, my siblings and my cousins.
Teacher: Why do you love your parents?
Andrew: I love my parents because they are fun and they play with me. They help me with my homework and bring me to the cinema. Even when they give out to me, I still love them.
Teacher: Do you have any pets?
Andrew: Yes, I have three dogs.
Teacher: Do you think it is possible to love something other than people, like your three dogs?
Andrew: I think so, I love my dogs, they are my best friends. I have known them all my life and I love playing with them.
Teacher: Thank you, Andrew.
Other words we can create with love:
having a score of zero in a tennis match
- “The score is still love-love, let’s wait and see how the game progresses” the commentator said.
- “What’s the score?” ”It’s 30-love to Williams. Williams is having an unbelievable match!”
e) Love Idioms