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Definition of "lover" []

  • One who loves another, especially one who feels sexual love. (noun)
  • A couple in love with each other. (noun)
  • A paramour. (noun)
  • A sexual partner. (noun)
  • One who is fond of or devoted to something: a lover of fine food. (noun)
  • A person, now esp a man, who has an extramarital or premarital sexual relationship with another person (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Either of the two people involved in a love affair (noun)
  • Someone who loves a specified person or thing (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)

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Use "lover" in a sentence
  • "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."