Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A love affair, especially an illicit one.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Love; affection; friendship.
  • noun Love toward one of the opposite sex.
  • noun A love-affair; love-making; especially, an illicit love-affair; an intrigue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Love; affection.
  • noun Love making; a love affair; usually, an unlawful connection in love; a love intrigue; an illicit love affair.
  • noun [Obs.] in love with.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A love affair.
  • noun A lover.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal, from Latin amor, love; see amorous.]

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From French amour

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