Definitions of Love

Main Entry: love

1 a (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

4 a : unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another


1. a. That disposition or state of feeling with regard to a person which (arising from recognition of attractive qualities, from instincts of natural relationship, or from sympathy) manifests itself in solicitude for the welfare of the object, and usually also in delight in his or her presence and desire for his or her approval; warm affection, attachment. Const. of, for, to, towards.

3. Strong predilection, liking or fondness for, or devotion to (something). Const. of, for, to (arch.), unto. to give, bear love to: to be devoted or addicted to.

4. a. That feeling of attachment which is based upon difference of sex; the affection which subsists between lover and sweetheart... for love (in love): by reason of love... love at first sight: the action or state of falling in love with someone whom one has never previously seen; love's young dream: the relationship of young lovers; the object of someone's love...

[Oxford English Dictionary]

Love is patient, love is kind;
love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful
it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

[Corinthians 13:4-8, 13]

Love is Divine Power.
[Reiki Principle]


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