Definition of lover
- a lover of mystery novels
- a lover of nature
- Her husband found a love letter from her lover.
- He was her first lover.
His wife accused him of having a secret lover.
She left her husband and ran away with her lover.
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addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fan, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker;
: 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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