Lover



[luhv-er] /ˈlʌv ər/

noun
1.
a person who is in with another.
2.
a person who has a sexual or romantic relationship with another.
3.
a person with whom one conducts an extramarital sexual affair.
4.
a person who has a strong enjoyment or liking for something, as specified:
a lover of music.
5.
a person who , especially a person who has or shows a warm and general affectionate regard for others:
a lover of mankind.
[luhv-er] /ˈlʌv ər/
noun
1.
Samuel, 1797–1868, Irish novelist, painter, and songwriter.
/ˈlʌvə/
noun
1.
a person, now esp a man, who has an extramarital or premarital sexual relationship with another person
2.
(often pl) either of the two people involved in a love affair
3.

n.

early 13c., agent noun from love (v.). Old English had lufend for male lovers, lufestre for women. Meaning “one who has a predilection for” (a thing, concept, pursuit, etc.) is mid-14c. As a form of address to a lover, from 1911. Related: Loverly.

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