Definition for lover (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for lover
But there are a lot of women who go to these places and once they go to the inside, they find a lover.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is a love quite distinct from that of a lover, with whom we fall in love, in part, because they are free and have a choice.
The long-nosed, self-described “little New York lover of photography” has embraced the impact his pictures can make.
Beacci, who had inherited nothing from her lover, had assumed his son would make provisions for her in his will.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU|Anthony Haden-Guest|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How about the man who created her—a lover of women who lived with a wife, his lover, their children, and a wayward librarian?Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mary had contrived to quiet her lover with considerable propriety of demeanour.Doctor Thorne|Anthony Trollope
Charlotte was as loyal as her mother; she did not like it if even her lover intimated anything in disfavor of her father.Pembroke|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
A resolve fixed itself at once in her heart; to greet her lover the instant he arrived.The Daughter of a Magnate|Frank H. Spearman
And the more he brooded, the more certain he became that she had a lover—her words, 'I would sooner die!'The Forsyte Saga, Complete|John Galsworthy
I shall continue to think of you as my wife according to the law of nature, and of the man who has come between us as your lover.The Eternal City|Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for lover
- someone who loves a specified person or thinga lover of music
- (in combination)a music-lover; a cat-lover
Word Origin and History for lover
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.