Definition of Make love

1. Verb. Have sexual intercourse with. "Sam cannot make love Sue "; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

Definition of Make love

1. Verb. (context: now archaic) To make amorous approaches (term to); to woo, romance, court. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (euphemistic) To engage in sexual intercourse. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Make Love

make hay while the sun shines
make head or tail of
make headway
make history
make into
make it do or do without
make it snappy
make it up as one goes along
make it up to
make known
make light of
make like
make like a banana and split
make like a tree and leave
make love, not war
make matters worse
make merry
make mincemeat out of
make much
make no bones about
make noise
make noises
make off
make off with
make old bones
make one's bed
make one's bed and lie in it
make one's mark

Literary usage of Make love

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies (1859)
"What shall you anil I do together ? Tut. No, no; they don't mean that. Tat. I must make love to you, pretty Miss ; will you let me make love to you? T-it. ..."

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