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lover

[luhv-er]
noun
1.
a person who is in love 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 loves, especially a person who has or shows a warm and general affectionate regard for others: a lover of mankind.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English; see love, -er1

loverless, adjective
loverlike, adjective
nonlover, noun

louver, Louvre, lover.


4. devotee, enthusiast, fan.
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lover (ˈlʌvə)
 
n
1.  a person, now esp a man, who has an extramarital or premarital sexual relationship with another person
2.  (often plural) either of the two people involved in a love affair
3.  a.  someone who loves a specified person or thing: a lover of music
 b.  (in combination): a music-lover; a cat-lover

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lover
early 13c., from love (v.).
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