UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlʌvɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈlʌvɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(luving)

From the verb love: (⇒ conjugate)
loving is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. she is very loving
  2. is a very loving person
  3. a loving [partner, daughter, parent, wife]
  4. comes from a loving [family, home, environment]
  5. a loving [smile, gesture, glance, look, expression, touch]
  6. her loving eyes
  7. in the loving arms of
  8. needs a little tender loving care
  9. Can you (try to) be more loving?
  10. is loving towards [children, animals, her students]
  11. loving and [caring, concerned]
  12. gave her a loving [hug, embrace, kiss]
  13. [gave, performed, read, led] a loving tribute to
  14. in loving memory (of)
  15. [music, theater, sports] -loving (people)
  16. not the [music] -loving type
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [motherly, paternal, fatherly, romantic, sexual, physical, first, puppy] love
  2. a [deep, profound, genuine, true] love (for)
  3. a [mother's, father's, parent's] love (for their child)
  4. [declared, professed] his love for me
  5. his undying love for her
  6. my love for you will never die
  7. [feel, share, spread] the love
  8. fell in love with her [at, when]
  9. fall in love [instantly, at first sight]
  10. it was love at first sight
  11. fell in love with a [criminal, teacher, coworker]
  12. [slowly, gradually, quickly] falling in love
  13. my [wife, daughter] is the love of my life
  14. [remember, recall] your first love
  15. the [theater, stage, big screen] was her first love
  16. there's not much love lost between [them, the two]
  17. what can I [get you, help you with], love?
  18. be a love and [fetch, grab] my glasses
  19. make love [to, with] me
  20. let's make love
  21. a love of [classical music, books, photography]
  22. (bonded) through [their, a] shared love of [classical music]
  23. love for their [team, country, family]
  24. a [song, movie, story] about love
  25. love and [kisses, hugs, hate]
  26. love from [Maria]
  27. (lots of) love, [Maria]
  28. tennis: (the score is) [15, 30] - love
n as adj
  1. a love [affair, story, poem, song, letter]
  1. I love you
  2. love you so [dearly, deeply, much]
  3. will always love you
  4. do you (still) love me?
  5. loves her [children, husband, parents]
  6. love [others, your enemies]
  7. love them [unconditionally, with all my heart]
  8. love him [dearly, passionately, platonically]
  9. love and [support, respect, care for] you
  10. (does not) love her [in return, back]
  11. loved the [book, movie, class]
  12. love your [writing, movies, voice]
  13. loved every [minute, moment, second] of
  14. love the [smell, taste, thought, idea] of
  15. love [playing, singing, reading]
  16. loved by [everyone, many, few]
  17. the ones you love
  18. would love to [see, have, her, go]
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