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Love scene at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Love \Love\, n. [OE. love, luve, AS. lufe, lufu; akin to E.
lief, believe, L. lubet, libet,it pleases, Skr. lubh to be
lustful. See {Lief}.]
1. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which
delights or commands admiration; pre["e]minent kindness or
devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love
of brothers and sisters.

Of all the dearest bonds we prove Thou countest
sons' and mothers' love Most sacred, most Thine own.
--Keble.

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

He on his side Leaning half-raised, with looks of
cordial love Hung over her enamored. --Milton.

3. 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. --Shak.

4. 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. --Shak.

Smit with the love of sacred song. --Milton.

The love of science faintly warmed his breast.
--Fenton.

5. Due gratitude and reverence to God.

Keep yourselves in the love of God. --Jude 21.

6. The object of affection; -- often employed in endearing
address. ``Trust me, love.'' --Dryden.

Open the temple gates unto my love. --Spenser.

7. Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.

Such was his form as painters, when they show Their
utmost art, on naked Lores bestow. --Dryden.

Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love.
--Shak.

8. A thin silk stuff. [Obs.] --Boyle.

9. (Bot.) A climbing species of Clematis ({C. Vitalba}).

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

He won the match by three sets to love. --The
Field.

Note: Love is often used in the formation of compounds, in
most of which the meaning is very obvious; as,
love-cracked, love-darting, love-killing, love-linked,
love-taught, etc.

{A labor of love}, a labor undertaken on account of regard
for some person, or through pleasure in the work itself,
without expectation of reward.

{Free love}, the doctrine or practice of consorting with one
of the opposite sex, at pleasure, without marriage. See
{Free love}.

{Free lover}, one who avows or practices free love.

{In love}, in the act of loving; -- said esp. of the love of
the sexes; as, to be in love; to fall in love.

{Love apple} (Bot.), the tomato.

{Love bird} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small,
short-tailed parrots, or parrakeets, of the genus
{Agapornis}, and allied genera. They are mostly from
Africa. Some species are often kept as cage birds, and are
celebrated for the affection which they show for their
mates.

{Love broker}, a person who for pay acts as agent between
lovers, or as a go-between in a sexual intrigue. --Shak.

{Love charm}, a charm for exciting love. --Ld. Lytton.

{Love child}. an illegitimate child. --Jane Austen.

{Love day}, a day formerly appointed for an amicable
adjustment of differences. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
--Chaucer.

{Love drink}, a love potion; a philter. --Chaucer.

{Love favor}, something given to be worn in token of love.

{Love feast}, a religious festival, held quarterly by some
religious denominations, as the Moravians and Methodists,
in imitation of the agap[ae] of the early Christians.

{Love feat}, the gallant act of a lover. --Shak.

{Love game}, a game, as in tennis, in which the vanquished
person or party does not score a point.

{Love grass}. [G. liebesgras.] (Bot.) Any grass of the genus
{Eragrostis}.

{Love-in-a-mist}. (Bot.)
(a) An herb of the Buttercup family ({Nigella Damascena})
having the flowers hidden in a maze of finely cut
bracts.
(b) The West Indian {Passiflora f[oe]tida}, which has
similar bracts.

{Love-in-idleness} (Bot.), a kind of violet; the small pansy.

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

{Love juice}, juice of a plant supposed to produce love.
--Shak.

{Love knot}, a knot or bow, as of ribbon; -- so called from
being used as a token of love, or as a pledge of mutual
affection. --Milman.

{Love lass}, a sweetheart.

{Love letter}, a letter of courtship. --Shak.

{Love-lies-bleeding} (Bot.), a species of amaranth
({Amarantus melancholicus}).

{Love match}, a marriage brought about by love alone.

{Love potion}, a compounded draught intended to excite love,
or venereal desire.

{Love rites}, sexual intercourse. --Pope

{Love scene}, an exhibition of love, as between lovers on the
stage.

{Love suit}, courtship. --Shak.

{Of all loves}, for the sake of all love; by all means.
[Obs.] ``Mrs. Arden desired him of all loves to come back
again.'' --Holinshed.

{The god of love}, or {Love god}, Cupid.

{To make love to}, to express affection for; to woo. ``If you
will marry, make your loves to me.'' --Shak.

{To play for love}, to play a game, as at cards, without
stakes. ``A game at piquet for love.'' --Lamb.

Syn: Affection; friendship; kindness; tenderness; fondness;
delight.