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love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (affection)amore nm
 Love is perhaps the most important human emotion.
 L'amore è forse la più importante delle emozioni umane.
love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (romantic feelings)amore nm
love [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (feel affection)volere bene a vtr
 Of course I love my mother.
 Certo che voglio bene a mia madre.
love [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (have romantic feelings)amare vtr
 You can tell that she loves her boyfriend by the look on her face.
 Si vede che ama il suo ragazzo dallo sguardo sul suo viso.
love (doing) [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (like strongly)amare, adorare vtr
 I love basketball.
 Adoro la pallacanestro.
love doing [sth],
love to do [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(activity: enjoy)amare, adorare vtr
love [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be fond of [sb])volere bene a vtr
 I love Jane. She's always such fun to be with!
 Voglio bene a Jane; è sempre uno spasso stare insieme a lei.
love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lover)amore nm
 She was my first love.
 Lei è stata il mio primo amore.
 
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love interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (affectionate term) (vezzeggiativo)amore, tesoro inter
 Can you give me the remote control, please, love?
 Amore, puoi passarmi il telecomando?
love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (passion)amore nm
 His love made her feel so good.
 Il suo amore la faceva sentire così bene.
love,
loving
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
slang (sexual gratification)sesso, amore fisico nm
 He was in a good mood. His wife probably gave him some love the night before.
 Era di buon umore. Magari aveva fatto un po' di sesso con la moglie la sera prima.
love (of [sth],
for [sth])
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(strong liking)passione nf
  amore nm
 His love for basketball was apparent to everybody.
 La sua passione per il basket era chiara a tutti.
love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tennis score: zero) (punteggio, tennis)zero nm
 The score is now thirty-love.
 Il punteggio adesso è di trenta a zero.
love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] loved, interest)amore nm
 Ballet was her first love.
 Il balletto è stato il suo primo amore.
love viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (have deep affection)amare vi
 She just loves too much.
 Ama troppo.
love [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (have sex) (fare l'amore)amare vtr
 I want you to love me passionately tonight, baby.
 Voglio che mi ami appassionatamente stanotte, piccola.
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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
luv,
love
interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
UK, slang (love: term of endearment)tesoro, amore nm
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
love | luv
act of love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (action motivated by love)atto d'amore
all our love tutto il nostro affetto
all who love tutti coloro che amano
badly in love with cotto di agg
bitten by the love bug  (modo di dire)colpito dall'amore
brotherly love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (kindness towards others)amore fraterno nm
 Brotherly love is the love you have for your neighbor or your fellow man.
 San Francesco predicava l'amore fraterno.
calf love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (teenage infatuation)amore acerbo nm
  cotta tra adolescenti nf
courtly love amore cortese
dearly love amare fervidamente
dearly love to provare amore fervido per
eternal love amore eterno nm
fall in love (with [sb]) v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (become infatuated)innamorarsi di qlcn v rif
 I think I fell in love with him the very first time we met.
 Credo di essermi innamorata di lui la prima volta che ci siamo incontrati.
fall in love at first sight v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (become infatuated with a stranger)innamorarsi a prima vista v rif
 As soon as I saw him across the dancefloor, I fell in love at first sight.
 Non appena l'ho visto sulla pista da ballo mi sono innamorata a prima vista.
fall in love with viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." innamorarsi di qc v rif
falling in love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (emotional process)innamoramento nm
 Falling in love is a rite of passage for every teenager.
 L'innamoramento è un rito di passaggio per tutti gli adolescenti.
father love amore paterno
find true love v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (meet one's perfect partner)trovare il vero amore vtr
 The romantic teenager hopes to find true love.
 Il teenager romantico spera di trovare il vero amore
for love advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (motivated by love)per amore avv
 When I marry, I'll marry for love and nothing else.
 Quando mi sposerò, sarà solo per amore.
for love of country per amore di patria
for the love of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (out of love for)per amor di, per l'amor di prep
 I like gardening just for the love of seeing things grow.
 Adoro il giardinaggio, solo per amor di veder crescere le cose.
for the love of God interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expression of frustration)per l'amor di Dio! inter
 John, for the love of God, just sit quietly for a minute and let me think!
forbidden love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sexual relationship: taboo) (tabù sessuale)amore proibito nm
 My sister's child was a result of our forbidden love.
 Il figlio di mia sorella è frutto del nostro amore proibito.
forbidden love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (romantic relationship: taboo) (tabù amoroso)amore proibito nm
 Romeo and Juliet is a sad tale of forbidden love.
 Quella di Romeo e Giulietta è la triste storia di un amore proibito.
free love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. dated (extra-marital or promiscuous sex)amore libero nm
 Nelle comunità hippy degli anni settanta si praticava l'amore libero.
give your love dare il tuo amore
goddess of love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mythology: Aphrodite, Venus)dea dell'amore nf
 Venere era la Dea romana dell'amore.
head over heels in love adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (infatuated) (figurato, informale)innamorato cotto loc agg
 After Cara's first date with Matt, she had fallen head over heels in love with him.
 Dopo il primo appuntamento Clara scoprì di essere innamorata cotta di Matteo.
  follemente innamorato, perdutamente innamorato loc agg
 Mi sono follemente innamorato della ragazza del mio migliore amico e non so cosa fare: dirglielo o non dirglielo?
  innamorarsi perdutamente v rif
 E' stato un colpo di fulmine: da quando si sono conosciuti la prima volta, Gioacchino si è perdutamente innamorato di Luisella.
I love him/her/it  (lo/la amo)l'amo pron+verb
I love u,
I love U
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
textspeak, abbreviation (I love you)ti amo
I love you interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (declaration of strong affection)ti voglio bene
 I love you, Mom!
 Ti voglio bene, mamma!
I love you interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (declaration of strong romantic feelings)ti amo
 I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
 Ti amo. Vuoi sposarmi?
I love you so much interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (great affection) (persona amata)ti amo tanto
  (parenti, amici)ti voglio tanto bene
 I love you so much that I can't stand to be apart from you.
 Ti amo così tanto che non riesco a stare lontano da te.
I'd love to  (con piacere)volentieri avv
in love adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (infatuated)innamorarsi v rif
 People who are in love never listen to anyone else's advice.
 Si è innamorato perdutamente di lei.
in love with [sb] adj + prep (infatuated)innamorato di agg
 He's so thoughtful! I am in love with him.
in love with [sth] adj + prep figurative (very keen)appassionato di agg
  (figurato: appassionato)innamorato di agg
 He is in love with the sound of his own voice.
in love with [sb] innamorato di qc
labor of love USlavoro per passione
lad's love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (herb: wormwood)assenzio nm
light of love luce dell'amore
lost love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (romantic relationship that has ended)amore perduto nm
Lots of love advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (used to sign off a letter affectionately) (chiusura di lettera informale)con affetto
love affair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (romantic relationship)relazione sentimentale, relazione amorosa nf
 She's having a love affair with a married man. Her love affair with all things Japanese started two years ago after holidaying there.
 Sta avendo una relazione amorosa con un uomo sposato. La sua relazione sentimentale con tutto ciò che riguarda il Giappone è iniziata due anni fa, dopo una vacanza là.
love and kisses (in letters) (nelle lettere)baci nmpl
love apple pomodoro nm
love at first sight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (instant romantic attraction to [sb])amore a prima vista, colpo di fulmine nm
 When Harry met Sally it wasn't love at first sight; they fell in love some years later.
 Quando Harry incontrò Sally, non fu amore a prima vista, si innamorarono qualche anno dopo.
love child nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (illegitimate offspring)figlio naturale, figlio illegittimo nm
  essere nati fuori dal matrimonio v
 That girl is a love child; she has never met her father.
 Quella bambina è nata fuori dal matrimonio e non ha mai conosciuto il padre.
love conquers all amor vincit omnia
love deeply  (amare profondamente)adorare v
love deeply amare profondamente
love feast agape
Love from advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (used to sign off a letter affectionately) (chiusura di lettera informale)con affetto
love game gioco d'amore
love God Dio dell'amore
love goddess dea dell'amore
love grass erba dell'amore
love handles nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang, figurative (fat midriff) (figurato: grassi sui fianchi)maniglie dell'amore nfpl
 It's tiime to start exercising my abs and obliques; my love handles are getting noticeable!
 È ora di iniziare a fare addominali e obliqui, le mie maniglie dell'amore cominciano a diventare evidenti!
love interest interesse amoroso
love is blind l'amore è cieco
love knot nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (symbol: intertwined design)nodo d’amore
love letter nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (letter expressing romantic feelings)lettera d'amore nf
 He wrote her a love letter every day while he was away.
 Lui le scriveva una lettera d'amore tutti i giorni mentre era via.
love letter to [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (expression of affection) (figurato)dichiarazione d'amore nf
 The movie is his love letter to the city of Rome.
 Il film è la sua dichiarazione d'amore alla città di Roma.
love match matrimonio d'amore
love nest nido d'amore
love of country amore per la patria
love of God amore per Dio
love potion pozione d'amore
love seat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small couch, bench) (per coppia)divanetto nm
  panchina nf
love set insieme d'amore
love song nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (song expressing romantic feelings)canzone d'amore nf
 Most pop songs are love songs.
 La maggior parte delle canzoni pop sono canzoni d'amore.
love story nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (story about a romantic relationship)storia d'amore nf
love to do [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (enjoy)piacere vtr
  divertirsi a fare qlcs vi
 I love to go for walks on the beach at sunset.
 Mi piace andare a passeggiare sulla spiaggia al tramonto.
love to do [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (very much like to)piacere vtr
 My parents would love to meet my girlfriend. I would love to go to the movies with you.
 Ai miei genitori piacerebbe conoscere la mia ragazza. Mi piacerebbe venire al cinema con te.
love triangle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (relationship between three people)triangolo, triangolo amoroso nm
 A love triangle, causing conflict between three people, is a classic movie plot.
 Un triangolo amoroso, che provoca conflitti fra tre persone, è un intreccio classico da film.
madly in love with [sb] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (infatuated)innamorato pazzo di qn, innamorato cotto di qn agg
  (innamorato)pazzo di, cotto di agg
 I am madly in love with you.
 Sono innamorato cotto di te.
make love v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have sex)fare l'amore vtr
  fare sesso vtr
make love not war interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (pacifist slogan of the 1960s)fate l'amore, non fate la guerra
 'Make love not war' was the best-known slogan of the hippy movement.
 Fate l'amore, non fate la guerra era lo slogan per eccellenza del movimento hippy.
making love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sexual intercourse)il fare l'amore nm
married love amore coniugale
maternal love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (motherly affection)amore materno nm
 Si dice che nessun sentimento possa essere più profondo dell'amore materno.
mother love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (affection felt by a mother for her child)amore materno nm
my love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (affectionate term)amore mio nm
Nota: Sempre al maschile in italiano, sia per maschi che per femmine.
 Are you coming my love.
no love lost nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mutual dislike)non potersi vedere
 There's no love lost between those two. They've always hated each other.
 Quei due non si possono vedere. Si sono sempre odiati.
not for love or money advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (impossible to obtain by any means)neanche a pagarlo, neanche morto avv
 You can't get a table in that restaurant for love or money.
parental love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (affection of one's mother and father)amore parentale nm
 Parental love is stronger than any other.
 Si dice che l'amore parentale possa essere molto forte anche tra gli animali.
peace and love nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (1960s counterculture ideals)pace e amore nf
physical love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sexual intercourse)amore fisico nm
puppy love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (adolescent infatuation)infatuazione da adolescenti
  amore acerbo nm
self-love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (high self-esteem)amore per se stesso nm
self-love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vanity)vanità nf
sexual love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physical passion)amore carnale nm
sexual love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (intercourse, sex)atto sessuale nm
true love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (romantic infatuation)vero amore nm
 After years of unhappy relationships I finally found true love at the age of 39. After years of unhappy relationships, I finally found true love.
 Dopo anni di relazioni poco felici ho finalmente trovato il vero amore a 39 anni.
true love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fated romantic partner) (persona)vero amore nm
 After eighteen years apart she was reunited with her true love.
 Dopo diciotto anni di separazione si riunì con il suo vero amore.
true-love innamorato
tunnel of love tunnel dell'amore
with love advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (affectionately)con affetto
with love (used to sign off affectionately) (in chiusura di lettera)con affetto
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