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Love vs. Passion

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Lovenoun

(uncountable) Strong affection.

Passionnoun

Any great, strong, powerful emotion, especially romantic love or hate.

‘We share a passion for books.’;

Lovenoun

A profound and caring affection towards someone.

‘A mother’s love is not easily shaken.’; ‘My husband’s love is the most important thing in my life.’;

Passionnoun

Fervor, determination.

Lovenoun

Affectionate, benevolent concern or care for other people or beings, and for their well-being.

Passionnoun

An object of passionate or romantic love or strong romantic interest.

‘It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion.’;

Lovenoun

A feeling of intense attraction towards someone.

‘I have never been in love as much as I have with you.’;

Passionnoun

sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional

‘We shared a night of passion.’;

Lovenoun

A deep or abiding liking for something; an enthusiasm for something.

‘My love of cricket knows no bounds.’;

Passionnoun

The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion.

Lovenoun

(countable) A person who is the object of romantic feelings; a darling, a sweetheart, a beloved.

Passionnoun

A play, musical composition or display meant to commemorate the suffering of Jesus.

Lovenoun

A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.

‘Hello love, how can I help you?’;

Passionnoun

(obsolete) Suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress.

‘a cardiac passion’;

Lovenoun

A thing, activity, etc which is the object of one's deep liking or enthusiasm.

Passionnoun

(obsolete) The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; opposed to action.

Lovenoun

(euphemistic) Sexual desire; attachment based on sexual attraction.

Passionnoun

(obsolete) Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.

Lovenoun

(euphemistic) Sexual activity.

Passionnoun

(obsolete) An innate quality, property, or attribute of a thing.

Lovenoun

An instance or episode of being in love; a love affair.

Passionnoun

(obsolete) Disorder of the mind; madness.

‘He will again be well: if much you note him,
You shall offend him and extend his passion:’;

Lovenoun

Used as the closing, before the signature, of a letter, especially between good friends or family members, or by the young.

Passionverb

(obsolete) To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.

Lovenoun

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Passionverb

(transitive) To give a passionate character to.

Lovenoun

(obsolete) A thin silk material.

Passionnoun

A suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress (as, a cardiac passion); specifically, the suffering of Christ between the time of the last supper and his death, esp. in the garden upon the cross.

‘To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs.’;

Lovenoun

A climbing plant, Clematis vitalba''.

Passionnoun

The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; - opposed to action.

‘A body at rest affords us no idea of any active power to move, and, when set in motion, it is rather a passion than an action in it.’;

Lovenoun

(racquet sports) Zero, no score.

‘So that’s fifteen-love to Kournikova.’;

Passionnoun

Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.

‘Moldable and not moldable, scissible and not scissible, and many other passions of matter.’;

Loveverb

To have a strong affection for (someone or something).

‘I love my spouse.’; ‘I love you!’;

Passionnoun

The state of the mind when it is powerfully acted upon and influenced by something external to itself; the state of any particular faculty which, under such conditions, becomes extremely sensitive or uncontrollably excited; any emotion or sentiment (specifically, love or anger) in a state of abnormal or controlling activity; an extreme or inordinate desire; also, the capacity or susceptibility of being so affected; as, to be in a passion; the passions of love, hate, jealously, wrath, ambition, avarice, fear, etc.; a passion for war, or for drink; an orator should have passion as well as rhetorical skill.

‘We also are men of like passions with you.’; ‘The nature of the human mind can not be sufficiently understood, without considering the affections and passions, or those modifications or actions of the mind consequent upon the apprehension of certain objects or events in which the mind generally conceives good or evil.’; ‘The term passion, and its adverb passionately, often express a very strong predilection for any pursuit, or object of taste - a kind of enthusiastic fondness for anything.’; ‘The bravery of his grief did put meInto a towering passion.’; ‘The ruling passion, be it what it will,The ruling passion conquers reason still.’; ‘Who walked in every path of human life,Felt every passion.’; ‘When statesmen are ruled by faction and interest, they can have no passion for the glory of their country.’;

Loveverb

(transitive) To need, thrive on.

‘Mold loves moist, dark places.’;

Passionnoun

Disorder of the mind; madness.

Loveverb

To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like.

‘I love walking barefoot on wet grass;’; ‘I'd love to join the team;’; ‘I love what you've done with your hair’;

Passionnoun

Passion week. See Passion week, below.

Loveverb

To care deeply about, to be dedicated to (someone or something).

Passionverb

To give a passionate character to.

Loveverb

(transitive) To derive delight from a fact or situation.

‘I love the fact that the coffee shop now offers fat-free chai latte.’;

Passionverb

To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.

Loveverb

(transitive) To lust for.

Passionnoun

strong feeling or emotion

Loveverb

To have sex with, (perhaps from make love.)

‘I wish I could love her all night long.’;

Passionnoun

intense passion or emotion

Loveverb

To praise; commend.

Passionnoun

something that is desired intensely;

‘his rage for fame destroyed him’;

Loveverb

To praise as of value; prize; set a price on.

Passionnoun

an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

Lovenoun

A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preëminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters.

‘Of all the dearest bonds we proveThou countest sons' and mothers' loveMost sacred, most Thine own.’;

Passionnoun

a feeling of strong sexual desire

Lovenoun

Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.

‘He on his sideLeaning half-raised, with looks of cordial loveHung over her enamored.’;

Passionnoun

any object of warm affection or devotion;

‘the theater was her first love’; ‘he has a passion for cock fighting’;

Lovenoun

Courtship; - chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.

‘Demetrius . . . Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena,And won her soul.’;

Passionnoun

the suffering of Jesus at the crucifixion

Lovenoun

Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; - opposed to hate; often with of and an object.

‘Love, and health to all.’; ‘Smit with the love of sacred song.’; ‘The love of science faintly warmed his breast.’;

Passionnoun

strong and barely controllable emotion

‘a man of impetuous passion’;

Lovenoun

Due gratitude and reverence to God.

‘Keep yourselves in the love of God.’;

Passionnoun

a state or outburst of strong emotion

‘oratory in which he gradually works himself up into a passion’;

Lovenoun

The object of affection; - often employed in endearing address; as, he held his love in his arms; his greatest love was reading.

‘Open the temple gates unto my love.’;

Passionnoun

intense sexual love

‘their all-consuming passion for each other’; ‘she nurses a passion for Thomas’;

Lovenoun

Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.

‘Such was his form as painters, when they showTheir utmost art, on naked Lores bestow.’; ‘Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love.’;

Passionnoun

an intense desire or enthusiasm for something

‘the English have a passion for gardens’;

Lovenoun

A thin silk stuff.

Passionnoun

a thing arousing great enthusiasm

‘modern furniture is a particular passion of Bill's’;

Lovenoun

A climbing species of Clematis (Clematis Vitalba).

Passionnoun

the suffering and death of Jesus

‘meditations on the Passion of Christ’;

Lovenoun

Nothing; no points scored on one side; - used in counting score at tennis, etc.

‘He won the match by three sets to love.’;

Passionnoun

an account of the Passion from any of the Gospels.

Lovenoun

Sexual intercourse; - a euphemism.

‘A little western flower,Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound;And maidens call it love-in-idleness.’;

Passionnoun

a musical setting of any of the biblical accounts of the Passion

‘an aria from Bach's St Matthew Passion’;

Loveverb

To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God.

‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.’; ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self.’;

Loveverb

To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.

Loveverb

To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like; as, to love books; to love adventures.

‘Wit, eloquence, and poetry.Arts which I loved.’;

Loveverb

To have the feeling of love; to be in love.

Lovenoun

a strong positive emotion of regard and affection;

‘his love for his work’; ‘children need a lot of love’;

Lovenoun

any object of warm affection or devotion;

‘the theater was her first love’; ‘he has a passion for cock fighting’;

Lovenoun

a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

Lovenoun

a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction;

‘their love left them indifferent to their surroundings’; ‘she was his first love’;

Lovenoun

a score of zero in tennis or squash;

‘it was 40 love’;

Lovenoun

sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people;

‘his lovemaking disgusted her’; ‘he hadn't had any love in months’; ‘he has a very complicated love life’;

Loveverb

have a great affection or liking for;

‘I love French food’; ‘She loves her boss and works hard for him’;

Loveverb

get pleasure from;

‘I love cooking’;

Loveverb

be enamored or in love with;

‘She loves her husband deeply’;

Loveverb

have sexual intercourse with;

‘This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm’; ‘Adam knew Eve’; ‘Were you ever intimate with this man?’;

Love

Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection, to the simplest pleasure. An example of this range of meanings is that the love of a mother differs from the love of a spouse, which differs from the love of food.

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