lover

Definitions of lover
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n 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

n 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

n a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage

Examples:
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
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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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