#902. [Expression of affection or love.] Endearment. -- N. endearment, caress; blandishment, blandiment|; panchement, fondling, billing and cooing, dalliance, necking, petting, sporting, sparking, hanky-panky; caressing.
embrace, salute, kiss, buss, smack, osculation, deosculation|; amorous glances.
courtship, wooing, suit, addresses, the soft impeachment; lovemaking; serenading; caterwauling.
flirting &c. v.; flirtation, gallantry; coquetry.
true lover's knot, plighted love; love tale, love token, love letter; billet-doux, valentine.
honeymoon; Strephon and Chloe[obs].
V. caress, fondle, pet, dandle; pat, pat on the head, pat on the cheek; chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, cockle; make of, make much of; cherish, foster, kill with kindness.
clasp, hug, cuddle; fold in one's arms, strain in one's arms; nestle, nuzzle; embrace, kiss, buss, smack, blow a kiss; salute &c. (courtesy) 894; fold to the heart, press to the bosom.
bill and coo, spoon, toy, dally, flirt, coquet; gallivant, galavant; philander; make love; pay one's court to, pay one's addresses to, pay one's attentions to; serenade; court, woo; set one's cap at; be sweet upon, look sweet upon; ogle, cast sheep's eyes upon; faire les yeux doux[Fr].
fall in love with, win the affections &c. (love) 897; die for.
propose; make an offer, have an offer; pop the question; plight one's troth, plight one's faith.
Adj. caressing &c. v.; " sighing like furnace " [Shakespeare]; love- sick, spoony.
caressed &c. V.
Phr. " faint heart neer won fair lady"; "kisses honeyed by oblivion " [G. Eliot].