American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who loves another, especially one who feels sexual love.
- n. A couple in love with each other.
- n. A paramour.
- n. A sexual partner.
- n. One who is fond of or devoted to something: a lover of fine food.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who loves; one who has a feeling of love or earnest liking for any person or thing; a zealous admirer: as, a lover of good men or of Christianity; a lover of books or of science; a lover of wine.
- n. Specifically, one who is enamored; a person in love: now used in the singular almost exclusively of the man, though formerly also of the woman, while the plural is still commonly used of both: as, a lover and his sweetheart; a pair of lovers.
- n. An obsolete form of louver.
- An obsolete comparative of lief.
- n. A person who deeply and strongly loves and cares for another person in a romantic way, a sweetheart, love, soul-mate, boyfriend, or girlfriend.
- n. A sexual partner.
- n. A person who truly and deeply loves something; connoisseur.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who loves; one who is in love; -- usually limited, in the singular, to a person of the male sex.
- n. A friend; one strongly attached to another; one who greatly desires the welfare of any person or thing.
- n. One who has a strong liking for anything, as books, science, or music.
- n. One who is involved in a sexual relationship with another
- n. obsolete See louver.
- n. a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
- n. a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
- n. an ardent follower and admirer
- From Middle English lover, lovyere, derivative of loven, lovien ("to love"), equivalent to love + -er. (Wiktionary)
“And when I asked her why, she answered that her lover -- she has a _lover_, the minx -- had told her that the Colonel held secret talks with the witches, and though I laughed at this, it has set me thinking.”
“_An abbess, arising in haste and in the dark to find one of her nuns, who had been denounced to her, in bed with her lover and, thinking to cover her head with her coif, donneth instead thereof the breeches of a priest who is abed with her; the which the accused nun observing and making her aware thereof, she is acquitted and hath leisure to be with her lover_ 432”
“The term "latin lover" is hardly a misnomer, for a Mexican man is an ardent and effusive swain.”
“I don't necessarily like to use the word lover because it sounds like they just come over and have sex with you.”
“Love Guru Dr. Ava Cadell, founder of Loveology University, invites romantics to submit a FREE entry listing why their lover is the best.”
“Sanford left his four sons on Father's Day weekend to chase his lover is the most unforgivable transgression, worse than anything he did to his wife.”
“Today as a publicist, parent, and a word lover, I draw on my vocabulary for communicating messages effectively.”
“On the other hand, if you learn that your lover is a superhero, you might as well shoot yourself.”
“I've always been somewhat a label lover," says Ms. Mayer, holding dresses by Carolina Herrera (left) and Oscar de la Renta (right).”
“The second food picture has chicken and broccoli, bean sprouts, and what they called lover chicken.”
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