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

  • noun The act of endearing.
  • noun An expression of affection, such as a caress.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being endeared; tender affection; love.
  • noun Endearing action; a manifestation of affection; loving conduct; a caress, or the like.

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

  • noun The act of endearing or the state of being endeared; also, that which manifests, excites, or increases, affection.

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

  • noun affection

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

  • noun the act of showing affection


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