Definition of lover
1a : a person in love; especially : a man in love with a womanb lovers plural : two persons in love with each other
2 : an affectionate or benevolent friend
3 : devotee a lover of mystery novels a lover of nature
4a : paramour Her husband found a love letter from her lover.b : a person with whom one has sexual relations He was her first lover.
Examples of lover in a Sentence
His wife accused him of having a secret lover.
She left her husband and ran away with her lover.
Recent Examples of lover from the Web
A tour for chocolate lovers in Brooklyn, New York, isn’t just about tasting the final product.
Diversity in sampling opportunities is the basic watchword for the fest, as lovers of craft-industry fare can traipse amid beer styles that cover porters, lagers, stouts — and more.
A local dining spot is offering lovers of dogs and wine a chance to come together to enjoy both al fresco.
Meanwhile, American forces encircled the embassy, and based on reports that Noriega was an opera lover who despised rock ’n’ roll, began blaring loud music.
While thousands of music lovers flock to the city every summer for the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival, there are limited venues for live music, said Jay Sweet, the festivals’ executive producer.
The opera lover rarely accompanies his wife on trips but a performance by La Scala's Philharmonic Orchestra at the ancient Greek theater of Taormina was too good to miss.
The city of Birmingham is inviting boat lovers to paddle on East Lake.
Camila eventually acts on her friend’s recommendation, but this spectacularly enigmatic character also has other agendas, including looking up an old lover and meeting her biological father.
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First Known Use of lover
Definition of Lover
Samuel 1797–1868 Irish novelist
LOVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lover for English Language Learners
: a partner in a romantic or sexual relationship
: someone with whom a married person is having a love affair
: a person who loves something
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