lover

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 Lover — Lover, Richard, so v.w. Lower …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 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*,… …

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  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 lover — lov|er [ lʌvər ] noun count ** 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, Shakespeare s most famous young lovers become lovers: They were… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 lover — [[t]lʌ̱və(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ lovers 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Someone s lover is someone who they are having a sexual relationship with but are not married to. Every Thursday she would meet her lover Leon... He and Liz became lovers soon after they first… …

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  • 14 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},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 lover — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ ardent, good, great, passionate ▪ jilted, rejected (esp. BrE), spurned ▪ She was shot by her jilted lover …

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  • 16 lover — lov|er W3 [ˈlʌvə US ər] n 1.) someone s lover is the person they are having a sexual relationship with but who they are not married to →↑mistress ▪ He killed his wife s lover. ▪ Nicola and I were lovers. ▪ a pair of young lovers 2.) someone who… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 lover —   Ipo, aloha, huapala.   Also: ipo ahi (ardent), ipo laua e (sweet natured), hoa kaunu, ano i; kūmū (slang), kāne palemo (temporary), ipo mā uka uka (unskilled), hauhole (over persistent), kāne manuahi (common law husband), ipo manuahi; manō (fig …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 18 LOVER — v. tr. T. de Marine Il ne s’emploie guère que dans cette expression : Lover un câble, Le ployer en rond. SE LOVER se dit d’un Serpent qui s’enroule sur lui même …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 19 lover — loverless, adj. loverlike, adj. /luv euhr/, n. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 20 Lover — Verehrer; Bewunderer; Liebhaber; Anbeter * * * Lo|ver 〈[ lʌ̣və(r)] m. 3; umg.〉 Geliebter, Liebhaber [engl.] * * * Lo|ver [ lavɐ ], der; s, [s] [engl. lover, zu: to love = lieben]: Freund u. Liebhaber: sie hat einen neuen L …

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