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Lovely definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LOVELY, a. luv'ly. Amiable; that may excite love; possessing qualities which may invite affection.
Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives - 1 Samuel 1.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: appealing to the emotions as well as the eye
2: lovable especially in a childlike or naive way [syn: adorable, endearing, lovely] n
1: a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model [syn: cover girl, pin-up, lovely]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective (lovelier; -est) Date: before 12th century 1. obsolete lovable 2. delightful for beauty, harmony, or grace ; attractive 3. grand, swell <what a lovely morning> 4. eliciting love by moral or ideal worth Synonyms: see beautiful lovelily adverb loveliness noun lovely adverb II. noun (plural lovelies) Date: 1652 1. a beautiful woman 2. a lovely object

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. (lovelier, loveliest) 1 exquisitely beautiful. 2 colloq. pleasing, delightful. --n. (pl. -ies) colloq. a pretty woman. Phrases and idioms: lovely and colloq. delightfully (lovely and warm). Derivatives: lovelily adv. loveliness n. Etymology: OE luflic (as LOVE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lovely Love"ly, adv. In a manner to please, or to excite love. [Obs. or R.] --Tyndale.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lovely Love"ly, a. [Compar. Lovelier; superl. Loveliest.] [AS. luflic.] 1. Having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to excite, love; beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner. ``Lovely to look on.'' --Piers Plowman. Not one so fair of face, of speech so lovely. --Robert of Brunne. If I had such a tire, this face of mine Were full as lovely as is this of hers. --Shak. 2. Lovable; amiable; having qualities of any kind which excite, or are fitted to excite, love or friendship. A most lovely gentlemanlike man. --Shak. 3. Loving; tender. [Obs.] ``A lovely kiss.'' --Shak. Many a lovely look on them he cast. --Chaucer. 4. Very pleasing; -- applied loosely to almost anything which is not grand or merely pretty; as, a lovely view; a lovely valley; a lovely melody. Indeed these fields Are lovely, lovelier not the Elysian lawns. --Tennyson. Syn: Beautiful; charming; delightful; delectable; enchanting; lovable; amiable.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(lovelier, loveliest) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. If you describe someone or something as lovely, you mean that they are very beautiful and therefore pleasing to look at or listen to. (mainly BRIT) You look lovely, Marcia... He had a lovely voice... It was just one of those lovely old English gardens. = beautiful ADJ loveliness You are a vision of loveliness. = beauty N-UNCOUNT 2. If you describe something as lovely, you mean that it gives you pleasure. (mainly BRIT mainly SPOKEN) Mary! How lovely to see you!... It's a lovely day... What a lovely surprise! = marvellous, wonderful ADJ 3. If you describe someone as lovely, you mean that they are friendly, kind, or generous. (mainly BRIT) Laura is a lovely young woman... She's a lovely child. = delightful ADJ

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

luv'-li ('ahabh, 'ahebh; prosphiles): "Lovely" occurs only 4 times. In 2Sa 1:23 it is the translation of 'ahebh, "to be loved" ("Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant (the King James Version margin "sweet") in their lives"), where it seems to mean "loving" or "lovable." Two other words are so translated in the Old Testament: machmadch, "desire" a "desirable thing" (So 5:16, "He is altogether lovely," that is, "lovable," "to be desired," literally, "all of him lovableness," or "desirableness"); `aghabhim "loves," or "charms" (Eze 33:32, "Thou art unto them as a very lovely song," the King James Version margin "a song of loves," the Revised Version margin "a love-song"; in 33:31 the same word is translated "much love," the King James Version margin "They make loves or jests"); in Php 4:8 we have prosphiles, "very lovely," or "lovable," "whatsoever things are lovely."

W. L. Walker

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Beautiful, pleasing, delightful, charming, enchanting, winning, sweet, delectable. 2. Amiable, admirable.

Moby Thesaurus

admirable, adorable, aesthetic, aesthetically appealing, agreeable, alluring, angelic, appealing, attractive, beaut, beauteous, beautiful, bewitching, bonny, captivating, caressable, charming, comely, cuddlesome, dainty, delectable, delicate, delightful, elegant, enchanting, endowed with beauty, engaging, enjoyable, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, exquisite, eye-filling, eyeful, fair, fascinating, fetching, fine, flowerlike, good-looking, gorgeous, graceful, gracile, gratifying, handsome, heart-robbing, heavy, intriguing, inviting, irresistible, kissable, knockout, likable, looker, lovable, lovesome, luxurious, nice, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, prepossessing, pretty, pulchritudinous, rare, ravishing, satisfactory, satisfying, sensuous, seraphic, stunner, sweet, taking, tantalizing, tempting, thrilling, titillative, voluptuous, winning, winsome, witching



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