lover
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}.]

2. Same as {louver boards}, below [PJC]

3. A set of slats resembling louver boards, arranged in a vertical row and attached at each slat end to a frame inserted in or part of a door or window; the slats may be made of wood, plastic, or metal, and the angle of inclination of the slats may be adjustable simultaneously, to allow more or less light or air into the enclosure. [PJC]

{Louver boards} or {Louver boarding}, the sloping boards set to shed rainwater outward in openings which are to be left otherwise unfilled; as belfry windows, the openings of a louver, etc.

{Louver work}, slatted work.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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