What does affectionate mean?
The definition of affectionate
Af*fec”tion*ate, a.
Etym: [Cf. F. affectionné.]

1 Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an affectionate brother.
2 Kindly inclined; zealous. [Obs.] Johson. Man, in his love God, and desire to please him, can never be too affectionate. Sprat.
3 Proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate countenance, message, language.
4 Strongly inclined; — with to. [Obs.] Bacon.

— Tender; attached; loving; devoted; warm; fond; earnest; ardent.