lover

Definitions of lover
  1. noun
    a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
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    admirer, adorer
    someone who admires a young woman
    beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love
    a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    betrothed
    the person to whom you are engaged
    beau, boyfriend, fellow, swain, young man
    a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    darling, dearie, deary, ducky, favorite, favourite, pet
    a special loved one
    girl, girlfriend, lady friend
    a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved
    idoliser, idolizer
    a lover blind with admiration and devotion
    inamorata
    a woman with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship
    inamorato
    a man with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship
    kisser, osculator
    someone who kisses
    fondler, petter
    a lover who gently fondles and caresses the loved one
    Romeo
    an ardent male lover
    soul mate
    someone for whom you have a deep affinity
    squeeze
    (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend
    steady, sweetheart, sweetie, truelove
    a person loved by another person
    chosen
    one who is the object of choice; who is given preference
    enthusiast, fancier
    a person having a strong liking for something
    fiance, groom-to-be
    a man who is engaged to be married
    bride-to-be, fiancee
    a woman who is engaged to be married
    dulcinea, ladylove
    a woman who is a man's sweetheart
    macushla
    (an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling
    mollycoddle
    a pampered darling; an effeminate man
    sugar daddy
    a wealthy older man who gives a young person expensive gifts in return for friendship or intimacy
    suer, suitor, wooer
    a man who courts a woman
    teacher's pet
    the teacher's favorite student
    valentine
    a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day
    worshiper, worshipper
    someone who admires too much to recognize faults
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    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
  2. noun
    an ardent follower and admirer
    synonyms: buff, devotee, fan
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    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)
    metalhead
    a fan of heavy metal music
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    follower
    a person who accepts the leadership of another
  3. noun
    a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
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    Eva Braun
    the German mistress of Adolf Hitler (1910-1945)
    Delilah
    (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength
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    fancy man, paramour
    a woman's lover
    man
    a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman
    fancy woman, kept woman, mistress
    an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
    concubine, courtesan, doxy, paramour
    a woman who cohabits with an important man
    type 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
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