lover

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noun lov·er \ˈlə-vər\

Definition of lover

  1. 1a :  a person in love; especially :  a man in love with a womanb lovers plural :  two persons in love with each other

  2. 2 :  an affectionate or benevolent friend

  3. 3 :  devotee a lover of mystery novels a lover of nature

  4. 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

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

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

13th Century

First Known Use of lover

13th century


Lover

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biographical name Lov·er \ˈlə-vər\

Definition of Lover

  1. Samuel 1797–1868 Irish novelist




LOVER Defined for English Language Learners

lover

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noun lov·er \ˈlə-vər\

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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