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Lover

[luhv-er]
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noun
  1. Samuel,1797–1868, Irish novelist, painter, and songwriter.
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British Dictionary definitions for samuel lover

lover

noun
  1. a person, now esp a man, who has an extramarital or premarital sexual relationship with another person
  2. (often plural) either of the two people involved in a love affair
    1. someone who loves a specified person or thinga lover of music
    2. (in combination)a music-lover; a cat-lover
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Word Origin and History for samuel lover

lover

n.

early 13c., agent noun from love (v.). Old English 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: Loverly.

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