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Drug slang A regionally popular street term for crack cocaine
Psychology The personal experience and manifest expression of emotional attachment or bonding to another person
Types Sacred and profane love, and affectional and erotic love. The word is also used in the vernacular as a synonym for like or fancy
Sports medicine Nil, naught (tennis)

love

[ME.]
1. Profound concern and affection for another person.
2. In psychoanalysis, love may be equated with pleasure, particularly as it applies to the gratifying sexual experiences between individuals.
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It might be a love-letter from a loving son to his adored mother, but, unfortunately, the sentiments are pure Hallmark.
Moss, who recently was diagnosed with diabetes and an enlarged heart, hopes the book and the performances will be successful enough to enable him to publish more love-letter books: one from women to their men, to mothers, to fathers, and from gays and lesbians to their life partners.
Graffigny chose to write a novel, I maintain, because she wanted to rewrite female plot in a way that the love-letter genre would never allow.
Also tops are John Updike's love-letter review of Doris Day's autobiography, a waspish letter by John O'Hara on the casting of Elizabeth Taylor for ``Butterfield 8'' and Louise Brooks on working with G.