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.
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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