Definitions for: Lover

[n] a person who loves or is loved
[n] a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
[n] an ardent follower

Webster (1913) Definition: Lov"er, n.
1. One who loves; one who is in love; -- usually limited, in
the singular, to a person of the male sex. --Gower.

Love is blind, and lovers can not see The pretty
follies that themselves commit. --Shak.

2. A friend; one strongly attached to another; one who
greatly desires the welfare of any person or thing; as, a
lover of his country.

I slew my best lover for the good of Rome. --Shak.

3. One who has a strong liking for anything, as books,
science, or music. ``A lover of knowledge.'' --T. Burnet.

Lo"ver, Lovery Lo"ver*y, n.
See Louver. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.

Synonyms: afficionado, buff, devotee, fan

See Also: admirer, adorer, aficionado, amorist, bacchanal, bacchant, beau, beloved, betrothed, boyfriend, darling, dear, dearest, dearie, deary, ducky, fancy man, fancy woman, favorite, favourite, fellow, follower, followers, following, fondler, girl, girlfriend, groupie, honey, human, idoliser, idolizer, inamorata, inamorato, individual, kept woman, kisser, lady friend, love, loved one, man, mistress, mortal, necker, osculator, paramour, person, pet, petter, Romeo, significant other, somebody, someone, soul, soul mate, steady, swain, sweetheart, sweetie, truelove, young man

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