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
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.
The show's main characters are Diana, Charles and Charles's lover Camilla Parker-Bowles, and producers are reportedly hoping to cast a fresh face as Diana.
The list also includes cities just right for festival lovers (Cincinnati), foodies (Asheville, North Carolina) and outdoorsy types (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho).
His lawyer says Cosby and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual moment of intimacy.
The Atlanta smoothie franchise will give away a free 16-ounce Sunshine Smoothie to every flip flop wearing smoothie lover from 2 to 7 p.m. June 16 for National Flip Flop Day.
Lovers of old-school, scaly dinosaur renderings, rejoice!
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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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