August 11th, 2004
|01:24 pm - Definition time:|
Here's an interesting question:
What is love?
love (luv) n. 1. A deep, tender feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship or a sense of oneness. 2. A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is disposed to make a pair; the emotion of sex and romance. 3a. Sexual passion. b. Sexual intercourse. c. A love affair. 4. An intense emotional attachment, as for a pet or treasured object. 5. A person who is the object of deep or intense affection or attraction; beloved. Often used as a term of endearment. 6. An expression of one's affection: Send him my love 7a. A strong predilection or enthusiasm. b.The object of such enthusiasm. 8. Love Mythology Eros or Cupid. 9. often Love Christianity Charity. 10. Sports A zero score in tennis. * v. loved, lov*ing, loves --tr. 1. To feel deep, tender affection and solicitude toward (a person). 2. To feel intense desire and attraction toward (a person). 3. To be emotionally attached to. 4a. To embrace or caress. b. To have sexual intercourse with. 5. To like or desire enthusiastically. 6. Christianity To have charity for. 7. To thrive on; need. --intr. To experience deep affection or intense desire for another. --idioms: for love Out of compassion; with no thought for a reward. for love or money Under any circumstances. Usu. used in negative sentences. for the love of For the sake of; in consideration for. in love 1. Deeply or passionately enamored. 2. Highly or immoderately fond: in love with Japanese cuisine. no love lost No affection; animosity. [ME < OE lufu.]
SYNONYMS love, affection, devotion, fondness These nouns denote feelings of warm personal attachment or strong attraction to another person. Love is the most intense: married for love. Affection is a less ardent and more unvarying feeling of tender regard: parental affection. Devotion is earnest, affectionate dedication and implies selflessness: A leader who inspires devotion. Fondness is strong liking or affection: a fondness for puppies.
It might be ineffible. It might not make sense. It might just be something that we can't figure out.
Still, I like to think that I know what it is. Just wish I could put it into words. . .
How about: "Red hair and black leather: my favourite colour scheme"?
Yeah, that'll work for now.
Current Mood: contemplative
Current Music: "Please Bypass This Heart", -JB
I held that opinion before I met you.
But I'll admit that it might seems suspect :)