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
For the nature-lover: Rent a car and journey southward to the Algarve — an experience that turns road tripping into a majestic affair — and take in the jaw-dropping Portuguese coast.
But now, thanks to a nifty new feature, art lovers can peruse SFMOMA’s vast offerings without going on a multiple-day viewing blitz.
NO ONE knew quite how the accident happened: how at some point in the 1970s Heathcote Williams set himself alight on the doorstep of his lover, Jean Shrimpton, an icon of the age, and ended up in Charing Cross hospital.
A rose — the Good Egg award — to Luke Riley, the flea-market art lover who bought a 13-inch-tall bronze statuette of Humpty Dumpty at Kobey’s Swap Meet and later realized it had been filched from the Del Mar county fair.
The Naperville Ale Fest seemed to satisfy a craving among the craft beer lovers who gathered at Naper Settlement Saturday to sample 200-plus varieties from about 100 brewers.
Naturally, the animal lovers of the Web went wiiiilllld, and almost instantly started sharing their own snaps of their matching pet manis.
Animal-lovers should head directly to Ring No. 1 next to the Livestock Barn to watch the large animal master showmanship, which starts at 10 a.m. That's first of many animal-showing events throughout the day, Feisst said.
But anyone (animal lover or no) looking for a sweet story of a compelling woman torn between work, romance, and, well, the responsibilities of being a pet owner should catch up with this short season.
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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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