Definition of Lover

1. Noun. A person who loves someone or is loved by someone.

2. Noun. An ardent follower and admirer.
Exact synonyms: Buff, Devotee, Fan
Group relationships: Followers, Following
Specialized synonyms: Aerophile, Aficionado, Amorist, Bacchanal, Bacchant, Groupie, Metalhead
Generic synonyms: Follower
Derivative terms: Devote, Love, Love

3. Noun. A significant other to whom you are not related by marriage.

Definition of Lover

1. n. One who loves; one who is in love; -- usually limited, in the singular, to a person of the male sex.

2. n. See Louver.

Definition of Lover

1. Noun. A person who loves another person, a sweetheart. ¹

2. Noun. A sexual partner. ¹

3. Noun. A person who loves something; connoisseur. ¹

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Definition of Lover

1. one that loves another [n -S] : LOVERLY [adj]

Medical Definition of Lover

1. 1. One who loves; one who is in love; usually limited, in the singular, to a person of the male sex. "Love is blind, and lovers can not see The pretty follies that themselves commit." (Shak) 2. A friend; one strongly attached to another; one who greatly desires the welfare of any person or thing; as, a lover of his country. "I slew my best lover for the good of Rome." (Shak) 3. One who has a strong liking for anything, as books, science, or music. "A lover of knowledge." . Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lover

lovely jubbly
lover's knot
lover boy
lovers' tiff
lovers' tiffs

Literary usage of Lover

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"The lovers Life compared to the Alp* 380 A renouncing of Love ib. The lover forsaketh his unkind ib. The lover describeth his re. ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"To listen to all that my lover said; Oh, the clover in bloom, I love it! ... In the arms of my steadfast lover. And he held me there and he raised my head, ..."

3. The deeper wrong; or, Incidents in the life of a slave girl, written by by Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Brent] [Jacobs (1862)
"THE lover. WHY does the slave ever love ? Why allow the tendrils of the heart to twine around ... My lover wanted to buy me; but I knew that Dr. Flint ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"A most readable book indeed is this by Holder and Jordan, interesting alike to the lover of angling, the lover of nature and the lover of good stories. ..."

5. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"Thus when her lover is in the full expectation of success, the jilt shall meet ... It is very probable the lover goes home utterly astonished and dejected, ..."

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