burning love meaning, burning love definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       adj   You use burning to describe something that is extremely hot.  
...the burning desert of Central Asia.     
      Burning is also an adverb., adv   ADV adj   (=scorching)  
He touched the boy's forehead. It was burning hot.     
2       adj   If you have a burning interest in something or a burning desire to do something, you are extremely interested in it or want to do it very much.  
ADJ n   (=passionate)  
I had a burning ambition to become a journalist..., She had a burning desire to wreak revenge.     
3       adj   A burning issue or question is a very important or urgent one that people feel very strongly about.  
ADJ n  
The burning question in this year's debate over the federal budget is: whose taxes should be raised?     

wood-burning stove        ( wood-burning stoves    plural  ) A wood-burning stove is the same as a wood stove.      n-count  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
See also:

burning, bunting, burn, burnish

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
padlocks that couples lock on a bridge or fence among others to symbolise their love
love very much (smth. or smb.)
tenderness, love and care
fear of falling in love
n. 1. friendly, affectionate love; familial love 2. (astrology) horizon in the Leo/Aquarius axis 3. (sociology) the love between friends
A living being with storge feels a strong sense of duty and is often willing to die to protect this love.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too
Love bite. A bruise raised on the body of a sexual partner by very hard kissing / biting / sucking.
[Fam.] spelled also hickey
someone who loves being in the sun, sunbathing etc


Reverso Community

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
"Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners 4th edition published in 2003 © HarperCollins Publishers 1987, 1995, 2001, 2003 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"