s. lover

Lover

[luhv-er]
noun
Samuel, 1797–1868, Irish novelist, painter, and songwriter.
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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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