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

  • adj. Feeling love; affectionate.
  • adj. Indicative of or exhibiting love.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The action of the verb to love.
  • adj. Expressing a large amount of love to other people; affectionate.
  • v. Present participle of love.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Affectionate.
  • adj. Expressing love or kindness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Feeling love or tender regard; affectionate: as, a loving friend.
  • Expressing or manifesting love or kindness: as, loving words; a loving caress.
  • n. Praise; honor.

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

  • adj. feeling or showing love and affection


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