[luhv-lee] /ˈlʌv li/
adjective, lovelier, loveliest.
charmingly or exquisitely beautiful:
a lovely flower.
having a beauty that appeals to the heart or mind as well as to the eye, as a person or a face.
delightful; highly pleasing:
to have a lovely time.
of a great moral or spiritual beauty:
a lovely character.
noun, plural lovelies.
Informal. a beautiful woman, especially a show girl.
any person or thing that is pleasing, highly satisfying, or the like:
Every car in the new line is a lovely.
Nonstandard. very well; splendidly.
adjective -lier, -liest
very attractive or beautiful
highly pleasing or enjoyable: a lovely time
loving and attentive
inspiring love; lovable
noun (pl) -lies
(slang) a lovely woman
early 14c., from lovely + -ly (2).
Old English luflic “affectionate, loveable;” see love (n.) + -ly (1). The modern sense of “lovable on account of beauty, attractive” is from c.1300, “applied indiscriminately to all pleasing material objects, from a piece of plum-cake to a Gothic cathedral” [George P. Marsh, “The Origin and History of the English Language,” 1862].
An attractive woman: where flabby lovelies in polka-dot bikinis lobbed beachballs around (1940s+)
[luhv-lee] /ˈlʌv li/ adjective, lovelier, loveliest. 1. charmingly or exquisitely beautiful: a lovely flower. 2. having a beauty that appeals to the heart or mind as well as to the eye, as a person or a face. 3. delightful; highly pleasing: to have a lovely time. 4. of a great moral or spiritual beauty: a […]
[luhv-lok] /ˈlʌvˌlɒk/ noun 1. any of hair hanging or worn separately from the rest of the hair. 2. a long, flowing or curl dressed separately from the rest of the hair, worn by courtiers, especially in the 17th century. /ˈlʌvˌlɒk/ noun 1. a long lock of hair worn on the forehead
n. c.1300, luue langing, from love (n.) + infinitive of long (v.).
[luhv-lawrn] /ˈlʌvˌlɔrn/ adjective 1. being without ; forsaken by one’s lover. /ˈlʌvˌlɔːn/ adjective 1. miserable because of unrequited love or unhappiness in love adj. also love-lorn, “pining for love,” 1630s, from love (n.) + lorn. Perhaps coined by Milton.