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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.
References in classic literature ?
My life seemed to be growing cold within me; I was bending under a load of secret misery when I met the woman who was to make me know the might of love, the reverence of an acknowledged love, love with its teeming hopes of happiness--in one word--love.
It was in his house that I first met her whom I must love as long as life shall last.
It is a cheerless hour for you both when the lamp of love has gone out and the fire of affection is not yet lit, and you have to grope about in the cold, raw dawn of life to kindle it.
A boy's love comes from a full heart; a man's is more often the result of a full stomach.
The furthest ones are they who pay for your love to the near ones; and when there are but five of you together, a sixth must always die.
I love not your festivals either: too many actors found I there, and even the spectators often behaved like actors.
He felt like assuring her that mothers' hearts were not so easily broken, but instead he said, "And love is the greatest thing in the world.
And we are fortunate above most, for we have found our first love in each other.
The mysterious, enchanting Kitty herself could not love such an ugly person as he conceived himself to be, and, above all, such an ordinary, in no way striking person.
Some learned how by pleasant dreams to cheer and comfort mortal hearts, by whispered words bf love to save from evil deeds those who had gone astray, to fill young hearts with gentle thoughts and pure affections, that no sin might mar the beauty of the human flower; while others, like mortal children, learned the Fairy alphabet.
Eva wondered within herself what good the tiny Elves could do in this great place; but she soon learned, for the Fairy band went among the poor and friendless, bringing pleasant dreams to the sick and old, sweet, tender thoughts of love and gentleness to the young, strength to the weak, and patient cheerfulness to the poor and lonely.
All these proofs of love which you would give me are almost crimes.