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LOVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lover mean? 

LOVER (noun)
  The noun LOVER has 3 senses:

1. a person who loves or is loved
2. an ardent follower and admirer
3. a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage

  Familiarity information: LOVER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOVER (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who loves or is loved

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("lover" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lover"):

admirer; adorer (someone who admires a young woman)

steady; sweetheart; sweetie; truelove (a person loved by another person)

squeeze ((slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend)

soul mate (someone for whom you have a deep affinity)

Romeo (an ardent male lover)

fondler; petter (a lover who gently fondles and caresses the loved one)

necker (a lover who necks)

kisser; osculator (someone who kisses)

inamorato (a man with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship)

inamorata (a woman with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship)

idoliser; idolizer (a lover blind with admiration and devotion)

girl; girlfriend; lady friend (a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved)

darling; dearie; deary; ducky; favorite; favourite; pet (a special loved one)

beau; boyfriend; fellow; swain; young man (a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman)

betrothed (the person to whom you are engaged)

beloved; dear; dearest; honey; love; loved one (a beloved person; used as terms of endearment)


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Meaning:

An ardent follower and admirer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

buff; devotee; lover; fan

Hypernyms ("lover" is a kind of...):

follower (a person who accepts the leadership of another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lover"):

aerophile (a lover of aviation)

aficionado (a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer)

amorist (one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love)

bacchanal; bacchant (a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus)

groupie (an enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around))

Holonyms ("lover" is a member of...):

followers; following (a group of followers or enthusiasts)


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Meaning:

A significant other to whom you are not related by marriage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("lover" is a kind of...):

domestic partner; significant other; spousal equivalent; spouse equivalent (a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lover"):

fancy woman; kept woman; mistress (an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man)

man (a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman)

fancy man; paramour (a woman's lover)


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