Definition of Paramour

1. Noun. A woman's lover.

Exact synonyms: Fancy Man
Generic synonyms: Lover

2. Noun. A woman who cohabits with an important man.
Exact synonyms: Concubine, Courtesan, Doxy
Generic synonyms: Fancy Woman, Kept Woman, Mistress
Specialized synonyms: Odalisque

Definition of Paramour

1. n. A lover, of either sex; a wooer or a mistress (formerly in a good sense, now only in a bad one); one who takes the place, without possessing the rights, of a husband or wife; -- used of a man or a woman.

2. adv. By or with love, esp. the love of the sexes; -- sometimes written as two words.

Definition of Paramour

1. Adverb. (obsolete) Of loving etc.: passionately, out of sexual desire; devotedly. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Noun. An illicit lover, either male or female. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paramour

1. an illicit lover [n -S]

Medical Definition of Paramour

1. 1. A lover, of either sex; a wooer or a mistress (formerly in a good sense, now only in a bad one); one who takes the place, without possessing the rights, of a husband or wife; used of a man or a woman. "The seducer appeared with dauntless front, accompanied by his paramour" (Macaulay) 2. Love; gallantry. "For paramour and jollity." Origin: F. Par amour, lit, by or with love. See Par, and Amour. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paramour

paramorphic
paramorphine
paramorphism
paramorphous
paramorphs
paramos
paramotor
paramotoring
paramotorings
paramotors
paramount
paramountcies
paramountcy
paramountly
paramounts
paramours
paramphistomatidae
paramphistomiasis
paramukta
paramural body
paramusia
paramutation
paramutations
paramyloidosis
paramylon
paramylons
paramylum
paramylums
paramyoclonus multiplex

Literary usage of Paramour

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1. La Mort D'Arthure: The History of King Arthur and of the Knights of the by Thomas Malory (1866)
"How sir Tristram tooke with him the shield, and also how bee slew the paramour of Morgan le Fay. JO then sir Tristram tooke his leave of the queene, ..."

2. The Rights and Liabilities of Husband and Wife by John Fraser Macqueen, Sydney Hastings, John Davies Davenport (1872)
""Where a wife elopes, and she and her paramour jointly carry off the husband's property, the paramour may be convicted of larceny, provided that there is ..."

3. A Handbook of Husband and Wife According to the Law of Scotland by Frederick Parker Walton (1893)
"Action of Damages against the paramour.—A husband is entitled to raise an action for damages against the seducer of his wife. The ground is generally put as ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"Killing Wife's paramour. The killing by a husband of his wife's paramour is not justifiable or excusable at common law,471 though in some states it is made ..."

5. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"Shall I believe That unsubstantial death is amorous, Л nd that the lean abhorred monster keeps 'lh ее here in dark to be his paramour? Sl<ak*peare. ..."

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