paramour

  • 1Paramour — Album par Jeanne Balibar Sortie 29 septembre 2003 Enregistrement Studios La Seine, Silver Mine, et Davout Durée 63 40 Genre pop …

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  • 2Paramour — Par a*mour, n. [F. par amour, lit., by or with love. See 2d {Par}, and {Amour}.] 1. A lover, of either sex; a wooer or a mistress (formerly in a good sense, now only in a bad one); one who takes the place, without possessing the rights, of a… …

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  • 3Paramour — Par a*mour , Paramours Par a*mours , adv. By or with love, esp. the love of the sexes; sometimes written as two words. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For par amour, I loved her first ere thou. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4paramour — n. A lover, usually of a married person committing adultery. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …

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  • 5paramour — (n.) c.1300, noun use of adverbial phrase par amour (c.1300) passionately, with strong love or desire, from Anglo Fr. par amour, from accusative of amor love, from amare to love (see AMY (Cf. Amy)). Originally a term for Christ (by women) or the… …

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  • 6paramour — [n] lover admirer, beau, boyfriend, concubine, courter, courtesan, doxy, escort, fiancé, fiancée, girlfriend, inamorata, inamorato, kept woman, mistress, steady, sweetheart; concepts 415,423 …

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  • 7paramour — ► NOUN archaic or derogatory ▪ a lover, especially the illicit partner of a married person. ORIGIN from Old French par amour by love …

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  • 8paramour — [par′ə moor΄] n. [ME < par amur < OFr par amour, with love < par (L per), by + amour (L amor), love] 1. a lover or mistress; esp., the illicit sexual partner of a married man or woman 2. Archaic a sweetheart …

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  • 9paramour — UK [ˈpærəˌmʊə(r)] / US [ˈperəˌmʊr] noun [countable] Word forms paramour : singular paramour plural paramours literary someone who you are having a sexual relationship with, especially someone you are not married to …

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  • 10paramour — [[t]pæ̱rəmʊə(r)[/t]] paramours N COUNT: oft poss N Someone s paramour is their lover. [OLD FASHIONED] Syn: beloved …

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  • 11paramour — noun, archaic he was in love with his father s paramour Syn: lover, significant other, inamorata; mistress, girlfriend, kept woman, other woman; boyfriend, main squeeze, other man, inamorato; informal toy boy, sugar daddy; archaic concubine,… …

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  • 12paramour — noun Etymology: Middle English, from par amour for the sake of love, willingly, from Anglo French par amur Date: 14th century an illicit lover …

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  • 13paramour — /par euh moor /, n. 1. an illicit lover, esp. of a married person. 2. any lover. [1250 1300; ME, from the phrase par amour by or through love < OF] * * * …

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  • 14paramour — noun /ˈpa.ɹə.mʊə,ˈpa.ɹə.mɔː,ˈpæɹəmɔɹ/ An illicit lover, either male or female …

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  • 15paramour — Synonyms and related words: Casanova, admirer, adorer, amorist, concubine, doxy, follower, infatuate, kept mistress, kept woman, lover, mistress, playmate, pursuer, suitor, unofficial wife, woman, wooer …

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  • 16paramour — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. mistress, ladylove; lover. See love, evildoer. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. concubine, courtesan, lover; see mistress 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. lover, mistress, concubine, courtesan, kept woman …

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  • 17paramour — par|a|mour [ˈpærəmuə US mur] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Anglo French; Origin: par amour by way of love ] literary someone who you have a romantic or sexual relationship with, but who you are not married to …

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  • 18paramour — par|a|mour [ perə,mur ] noun count LITERARY someone you are having a sexual relationship with, especially someone you are not married to …

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  • 19paramour — par·a·mour || pærə‚mÊŠr / mÊŠÉ™ , mɔː n. lover, person with whom one shares an illicit relationship …

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  • 20paramour —    a person with whom you have a regular extramarital sexual relationship*    Originally a suitor, acting through love , and of both sexes, although latterly women have acquired more paramours than men:     Married women go there with their&#8230; …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms