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Lover definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LOV'ER, n.
1. One who loves; one who has a tender affection, particularly for a female.
Love is blind, and lovers cannot see -
2. A friend; one who regards with kindness.
Your brother and his lover have embraced.
3. One who likes or is pleased with any thing; as a lover of books or of science; a lover of wine; a lover of religion.
Lover and loover. [See Louver.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
2: an ardent follower and admirer [syn: fan, buff, devotee, lover]
3: a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 13th century 1. a. a person in love; especially a man in love with a woman b. plural two persons in love with each other 2. an affectionate or benevolent friend 3. devotee 4. a. paramour b. a person with whom one has sexual relations

Merriam Webster's

biographical name Samuel 1797-1868 Irish novelist

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a person in love with another. 2 a person with whom another is having sexual relations. 3 (in pl.) a couple in love or having sexual relations. 4 a person who likes or enjoys something specified (a music lover; a lover of words). Derivatives: loverless adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Louver Lou"ver, Louvre Lou"vre, n. [OE. lover, OF. lover, lovier; or l'ouvert the opening, fr. overt, ouvert, p. p. of ovrir, ouvrir, to open, F. ouvrir. Cf. Overt.] (Arch.) A small lantern. See Lantern, 2 (a) . [Written also lover, loover, lovery, and luffer.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lover 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(lovers) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. Someone's lover is someone who they are having a sexual relationship with but are not married to. He and Liz became lovers soon after they first met. N-COUNT: oft poss N 2. If you are a lover of something such as animals or the arts, you enjoy them very much and take great pleasure in them. She is a great lover of horses and horse racing... Are you an opera lover? N-COUNT: with supp

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

luv'-er ('ohebh, 'ahebh): In the Old Testament 'ohebh, from 'ahebh, "to love," is sometimes "lover" in the sense of "friend," in the older English sense of the word (1Ki 5:1, "Hiram was ever a lover of David"; Ps 38:11; 88:18; La 1:2); more frequently it has the meaning of "lover" in the special sense, sometimes in the evil sense of the word (Jer 22:20,22; 30:14; Eze 16:33,36 f, etc.; Ho 2:5,7,10, etc.); `aghabh, "to love" (Jer 4:30), rea`, "companion" (Jer 3:1), and ahabhim, "loves" (Ho 8:9), are also translated "lovers" in this sense.

In the New Testament the simple word "lover" does not occur, but we have various compound words, philotheos "lover of God" (2Ti 3:4); philagathos, "lover of good," and philoxenos, "lover of hospitality" (Tit 1:8); philautos, "lover of self" (2Ti 3:2); philedonos, "lover of pleasure" (2Ti 3:4).

In the Revised Version (British and American) we have, for "a lover of hospitality" (Tit 1:8), "given to"; for "covetous" (Lu 16:14; 2Ti 3:2), "lovers of money"; for "not covetous" (1Ti 3:3), "no lover of money"; for "despisers of them that are good" (2Ti 3:3), "no lovers of good."

W. L. Walker

Foolish Dictionary

An ardent admirer who says, "Yes, dearest, I will shovel the snow of the lake so that we can go skating!" and, after marriage remarks, "What! Shovel the snow off the walk for you? Well, I should say not! I'm no chore boy."

Moby Thesaurus

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