a romantic relationship or episode between lovers; an amour.
an active enthusiasm for something:
my love affair with sailing.
a romantic or sexual relationship, esp a temporary one, between two people
a great enthusiasm or liking for something: a love affair with ballet
An attraction or affinity that is strong but not sexual: The fishing industry is well aware of the love affair anglers have with records (1970s+)
An intimate sexual relationship, as in They had a torrid love affair many years ago. This expression dates from about 1600, when it referred merely to the experiences connected with being in love. The current sense dates from the second half of the 1800s.
A strong enthusiasm, as in We can’t ignore America’s love affair with the automobile. [ Mid-1900s ]
noun 1. a tropical, tender plant, Solanum aculeatissimum, of the nightshade family, having prickly leaves, clusters of large, star-shaped white flowers, and red, tomatolike fruit. 2. Archaic. the tomato. noun 1. an archaic name for tomato n. “tomato,” 1570s, corresponding to French pomme d’amour, German liebesapfel, but the reason for the term remains obscure. One […]
plural noun 1. fine needles of rutile crystals embedded in quartz.
- Love at first sight
An instantaneous attraction to someone or something. For example, With Peter and Constance, it was a case of love at first sight, or When Dave saw that car, it was love at first sight. This expression was already used by Chaucer for romantic attraction in Troilus and Cressida: “She loved right from the first sight.” […]
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. a necklace of small, often handmade beads, worn as a symbol of peace and goodwill, especially in the 1960s.