1. to embrace and kiss (someone), as a lover.
2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
3. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
4. a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
5. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter L.
6. a love affair; an intensely amorous incident; amour.
7. sexual intercourse; copulation.
8. to need or require; benefit greatly from: Plants love sunlight.
9. affectionate concern for the well-being of others: the love of one's neighbor.
10. strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything: her love of books.
11. the object or thing so liked: The theater was her great love.
12. sexual passion or desire.
13. Chiefly Tennis . a score of zero; nothing.
14. the benevolent affection of god for His creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.
15. to have love or affection for: All her pupils love her.
16. used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?
17. to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to love music.
18. ( initial capital letter ) a personification of sexual affection, as Eros or Cupid.
19. to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person).
20. to have sexual intercourse with.
21. to have love or affection for another person; be in love.
22. love up, to hug and cuddle: She loves him up every chance she gets.
23. for the love of, in consideration of; for the sake of: For the love of mercy, stop that noise.
24. make love,
a. to embrace and kiss as lovers.
b. to engage in sexual activity.