affection noun definition in Love topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

affection

 noun: Love topic
[uncountable, singular] the feeling of liking or loving somebody/something very much and caring about them Children need lots of love and affection. He didn't show his wife any affection. She was held in deep affection by all her students. affection for somebody/something Mr Darcy’s affection for his sister I have a great affection for New York.