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Monday, February 06, 2006

Word For the Week: love

Webster's online dictionary lists 24 entries for love.

Main Entry: 1love
Function: noun
(1) : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties (2) : attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers (3) : affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests b : an assurance of love 2 : warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion 3 a : the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration b (1) : a beloved person : DARLING -- often used as a term of endearment (2) British -- used as an informal term of address4 a : unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as (1) : the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2) : brotherly concern for others b : a person's adoration of God5 : a god or personification of love6 : an amorous episode : LOVE AFFAIR7 : the sexual embrace : COPULATION8 : a score of zero (as in tennis)9 capitalized, Christian Science : GOD- at love : holding one's opponent scoreless in tennis- in love : inspired by affection

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