lover

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. suitor, wooer, sweetheart, beau, boy- or girlfriend. See love.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A suitor]
Syn. wooer, sweetheart, darling, dear, girlfriend, boyfriend, beau, mate, significant other, partner, dearest, beloved, admirer, courter, escort, infatuate, paramour, fiancé, fiancée, swain, inamorato, petitioner, suppliant, applicant, solicitor, entreater, gentleman friend*, lady friend*, flame*, steady*.
2. [A willing student or practitioner; used only in phrases ]
Syn. dilettante, amateur, practitioner, fan, hobbyist, fanatic, neophyte; see also enthusiast 1 , zealot .
3. [An epithet for a beloved]
Syn. beloved, sweetheart, dear; see darling 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. sweetheart flame, steady, *honey, *significant other, mate, sex partner, suitor, paramour, stud, Romeo, beau, boyfriend, girlfriend, mistress, lothario, Don Juan, Casanova, heartthrob.
2. fan aficionado, devotee, enthusiast, buff, *freak, *bug, *nut.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A person's regular sexual partner: paramour. See SEX. 2. One who ardently admires: admirer, devotee, enthusiast, fancier. Informal: fan2. See LIKE, LOVE, PRAISE.

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  • lover — [ lɔve ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1678; bas all. lofen « tourner », même famille que lof 1 ♦ Mar. Ramasser en rond (un câble, un cordage). On love un cordage de gauche à droite. 2 ♦ Cour. SE LOVER v. pron. (1722) S enrouler sur soi même. Les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lover — may refer to: * sexual partner * Lover (Sophie Ellis Bextor song) * Lover (novel) is a novel by Bertha Harris. * Lover, Wiltshire is a village in Wiltshire (England) between Fordingbridge and Whiteparish. * Lover (clothing) is an Australian… …   Wikipedia

  • Lover — Lov er (l[u^]v [ e]r), n. 1. One who loves; one who is in love; usually limited, in the singular, to a person of the male sex. Gower. [1913 Webster] Love is blind, and lovers can not see The pretty follies that themselves commit. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lover — early 13c., agent noun from LOVE (Cf. love) (v.). O.E. 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:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lover — ► NOUN 1) a person having a sexual or romantic relationship with another. 2) a person who enjoys a specified thing: a music lover …   English terms dictionary

  • lover — [luv′ər] n. 1. a person who greatly enjoys something or has great affection for something [a lover of fine wine] 2. a person who loves sexually or romantically; specif., a) either partner in a sexual relationship of any kind b) either partner in… …   English World dictionary

  • Lover — Lo ver (l[=oo] v[ e]r), Lovery Lo ver*y (l[=oo] v[ e]r*[y^]), n. See {Louver}. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lover — Lover, Richard, so v.w. Lower …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • lover — [n] person having sexual relationship admirer, beau, beloved, boyfriend, companion, courter, darling, dear, dearest, escort, fiancé, fiancée, flame, girlfriend, idolizer, inamorata, inamorato, infatuate, Juliet*, paramour, petitioner, Romeo*,… …   New thesaurus

  • lover */*/ — UK [ˈlʌvə(r)] / US [ˈlʌvər] noun [countable] Word forms lover : singular lover plural lovers 1) someone who is in a loving or sexual relationship with another person She gazed into the eyes of her lover. young lovers: Romeo and Juliet,… …   English dictionary

  • lover — n. 1) to take a lover 2) to jilt a lover 3) an impetuous; lousy (colloq.) lover * * * [ lʌvə] lousy (colloq.) lover an impetuous to jilt a lover to take a lover …   Combinatory dictionary

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