Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Love; affection; friendship; especially, love toward one of the opposite sex: now only in the form amour (which see).
  • n. [capitalized] [L.] In Roman mythology, the god of love; Cupid.

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  • n. (Roman mythology) god of love; counterpart of Greek Eros

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Examples

  • "Take this to Father Domenico from me," said Dionea, breaking off a twig of myrtle starred over with white blossom; and raising her head with that smile like the twist of a young snake, she sang out in a high guttural voice a strange chant, consisting of the word _Amor -- amor -- amor_.

    Hauntings

  • _ingol, amor a, ilopan a_ and on line 2: _enoiganod al_ are obviously in cipher and the solution is a simple one; by reading them backwards we find for _ingol_: logni-probably _longi_, evidently the name of a person; for _amor a_: _a Roma_, for _ilopan a_: _a Napoli_.

    The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete

  • The Chicho experience was my first encounter in amor a la Mexicana, but hardly the last.

    Huellas . . . De Mis Amores

  • Ms. MONTE: Perdoa meu amor, which is a song - it's the oldest song in the record, was composed in '44.

    Marisa Monte's 'Non-Identical Twin' Albums

  • I love the child, with what may he called amor naturalis -- or rather paternus -- the affection of a father. "

    The Prairie

  • He must be loved chiefly for himself; which the schoolmen call amor amicitiae.

    The Ten Commandments

  • As for the "amor" in the game title, there's also a bit of a dating show aspect to the evening.

    Loteria de Amor kicks off

  • It says "amor" (love) - and "y odio" (and hate) in mirror-writing.

    Boing Boing: April 16, 2006 - April 22, 2006 Archives

  • Shulman tells how, in the months after Scott’s accident, she came to understand the Latin phrase amor fati, which means “to love what is” or “to love your fate.”

    2009 March « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • And she recalled certain lines of verse he had written to her, -- for most Italians write verse as easily as they eat maccaroni; -- and there are countless rhymes to "amor" in the dulcet Dante-tongue, whereas our rough English can only supply for the word "love" some three or four similar sounds, -- which is perhaps a fortunate thing.

    The Master-Christian

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  • Spanish: love

    September 12, 2007

  • O Amor é a cura para todas as doenças; o remédio para todos os males; tudo aquilo que falta a quem falta algo. No final, todo o mal é sempre um mal de Amor

    January 13, 2007