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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 love·ly /ˈlʌvli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Love·ly a. [Compar. Lovelier superl. Loveliest.]
 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.”
    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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Love·ly, adv. In a manner to please, or to excite love. [Obs. or R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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