lover synonym, lover definition | Thesaurus

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lover

  
  
admirer, beau, beloved, boyfriend, fancy bit     (slang)   fancy man     (slang)   fancy woman     (slang)   fiancé, fiancée, flame     (informal)   girlfriend, inamorata, inamorato, leman     (archaic)   mistress, paramour, suitor, swain     (archaic)   sweetheart, toy boy  
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lover

  
  ( lovers    plural  )
1       n-count   Someone's lover is someone who they are having a sexual relationship with but are not married to.  
oft poss N  
He and Liz became lovers soon after they first met.     
2       n-count   If you are a lover of something such as animals or the arts, you enjoy them very much and take great pleasure in them.  
with supp  
She is a great lover of horses and horse racing..., Are you an opera lover?     

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See also:

love, lovelorn, lovely, loner

sun lover n.
someone who loves being in the sun, sunbathing etc

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