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.
[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-mey-king] /ˈlʌvˌmeɪ kɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of courting or wooing. 2. sexual activity. /ˈlʌvˌmeɪkɪŋ/ noun 1. sexual play and activity between lovers, esp including sexual intercourse 2. an archaic word for courtship n. “courtship,” mid-15c., from love (n.) + make. Phrase make love is attested from 1570s in the sense “pay amorous attention to;” […]
noun The penis (1930s+)