American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A lover, especially one in an adulterous relationship.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With love; in love; as a lover.
- n. A lover, of either sex; a wooer.
- n. A lover, of either sex, in a bad sense; one who takes the place of a husband or wife without legal right: the only sense of the word now in use.
- n. Love, as between the sexes; gallantry.
- To love; be in love with; woo.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. obsolete Love; gallantry.
- adv. obsolete By or with love, esp. the love of the sexes; -- sometimes written as two words.
- n. a woman who cohabits with an important man
- n. a woman's lover
- From Old French par amor ("for love's sake"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from par amour, by way of love, passionately, from Anglo-Norman : par, by (from Latin per; see per1 in Indo-European roots) + amour, love (from Latin amor, from amāre, to love). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“In “Beauty and the Beast” or “The Frog Prince,” the animal paramour is an enchanted human, so by means of a deus ex machina, the beast becomes a prince.”
“He talked the Luciano gang into backing him in building his dream casino, The Flamingo, the nickname he called his paramour Virginia Hill.”
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“• Ultimately giving the money from his wife and children's accounts to himself and his "paramour" -- including using the money to pay for a credit card he and his girlfriend used.”
“Isn't that what the guy busted for sex with a vacuum called his paramour?”
“To top it all off, his paramour was a part-time staffer who was on the payroll and often traveled with Souder.”
“If her paramour is a Gond, Rawat, Binjhwar or Kawar, he is allowed to become a Dhanwar and marry her on giving several feasts, the exact number being fixed by the village Baiga or priest in a _panchayat_ or committee.”
“_ Who has an account to demand then -- you, whose life is already forfeit for an accumulation of crimes; you, screened by a conspiracy of bribed servants and ... your best friend's wife, as you dare call your paramour; or I, in my brother's absence the natural guardian of his family, of his honour?”
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