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A woman or girl who is someone's sweetheart.
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rare a beloved woman
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(ˈleɪ diˌlʌv)

a sweetheart or mistress.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ladylove - a woman who is a man's sweetheart
steady, sweetheart, sweetie, truelove - a person loved by another person
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References in classic literature ?
The carrier, however, perceiving by the light of the innkeeper candle how it fared with his ladylove, quitting Don Quixote, ran to bring her the help she needed; and the innkeeper did the same but with a different intention, for his was to chastise the lass, as he believed that beyond a doubt she alone was the cause of all the harmony.
Look, Prior, hither cometh our cousin Sir Stephen, and his ladylove."
Wasim also took to Twitter to wish his ladylove in his own quirky style.
'Sultan' is a story of a wrestler played by Salman who in a bid to impress a woman wrestler, played by Anushka, decides to pursue wrestling and ends up becoming successful only to lose his ladylove when things take a bad turn.
The actor never denied that he purposely kept his romantic affair private for some time to savor each and every moment with his ladylove. That's why, it came out as a big surprise to everyone when news broke out about him becoming a new dad.
The day after the show, Davidson, who recently called it quits with Cazzie David, got two new tattoos honoring his newfound ladylove. He inked Grande's initials on his right thumb and he also got a small tattoo of a bunny mask reminiscent of his girlfriend's "Dangerous Woman" album cover on his upper neck.
This is a fun movie where a romantic date with Samia (Sabrina Ouazani), ideally swimming with the dolphins, ended up with a disastrous seal attack on his ladylove. His funny sidekick, Eddy (Malik Bentalha) is a worst-rated Uber driver who is dumped by the beautiful Sand Van Roy.
There's also a man with flowers in one hand and a ring inside his pocket, hoping to get a resounding 'yes' from his ladylove.
Really, you needn't break a sweat arranging for a private screening of The Titanic at Los Angeles' Staples Center a la Justin Bieber when he was dating Selena Gomez nor do you need to do a Jay Z and present your ladylove (lucky Beyonce!) with a Rolls Royce.
However, not everyone is as admiring of Kapoor's attempts to woo his ladylove in the film, with some reviewers calling him "insipid", while one review brutally states: "The film's cardboard nature is exemplified by Shahid Kapoor."
While actor-model Daniel Matsunaga wanted to keep his new relationship private, he soon went public with his new ladylove, Polish model Karolina Pisarek.
Mullai thinai is emblematic of the ladylove's waiting for her lover who has gone to a distant land for earning money.