lover

noun lov·er \ ˈlə-vər \

Definition of lover

1 a :a person in love; especially :a man in love with a woman
b 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
4 a :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

  1. His wife accused him of having a secret lover.

  2. She left her husband and ran away with her lover.

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First Known Use of lover

13th century


Lover

biographical name Lov·er \ ˈlə-vər \

Definition of Lover

Samuel 1797–1868 Irish novelist


LOVER Defined for English Language Learners

lover

noun

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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