1 [uncountable] a very strong emotional and sexual feeling for someone
love for: the speech in which Romeo expresses his love for Juliet
in love (with someone): I think I’m in love.
fall in love (with someone) (=to start to love someone): They met and fell in love at college.
head over heels in love/madly in love (=very much in love): She’s madly in love with a guy she met in Spain.
true love (=love that lasts forever): I’m not sure I believe in true love.
unrequited love (=when you love someone but they do not love you): a true story of unrequited love
unconditional love (=love that forgives everything and asks for nothing): Laura was thankful for her father’s support and unconditional love.
love blossoms/grows: Their love blossomed over the years.
love at first sight (=when you love someone from the first time you see them): It was love at first sight when I met Allan.
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