What does Lover mean?

Definitions for Lover
ˈlʌv ərlover

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lovernoun

    a person who loves someone or is loved by someone

  2. fan, buff, devotee, lovernoun

    an ardent follower and admirer

  3. lovernoun

    a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage


  1. Lovernoun

    One who is involved in a sexual relationship with another; as, she took a lover.


  1. lovernoun

    A person who loves another person, a sweetheart.

  2. lovernoun

    A sexual partner.

  3. lovernoun

    A person who loves something; connoisseur.

  4. Etymology: From lover, lovyere, derivative of loven, lovien, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lovernoun

    Etymology: from love.

    Love is blind, and lovers cannot see
    The pretty follies that themselves commit. William Shakespeare.

    Let it be never said, that he whose breast
    Is fill’d with love, should break a lover’s rest. Dryden.

    Your brother and his lover have embrac’d. William Shakespeare.

    I tell thee, fellow,
    Thy general is my lover: I have been
    The book of his good act, whence men have read
    His fame unparallel’d haply amplified. William Shakespeare.

    To be good and gracious, and a lover of knowledge, are amiable things. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lovernoun

    one who loves; one who is in love; -- usually limited, in the singular, to a person of the male sex

  2. Lovernoun

    a friend; one strongly attached to another; one who greatly desires the welfare of any person or thing; as, a lover of his country

  3. Lovernoun

    one who has a strong liking for anything, as books, science, or music

  4. Lovernoun

    alt. of Lovery


  1. Lover

    "Lover" is a popular song written by Richard Rodgers, with words by Lorenz Hart. It was featured in the movie Love Me Tonight. Les Paul's version was a guitar instrumental released by Capitol Records in 1948. It has a french title Partout Toi. Frank Sinatra has recorded it twice in 1950 and 1961 but Peggy Lee took ownership in 1952 and it featured in that year's version of the movie The Jazz Singer which she appeared in.Cliff Richard has recorded it on his album Listen to Cliff!.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lover

    an obsolete form of louvre.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. LOVER

    An ardent admirer who says, "Yes, dearest, I will shovel the snow of the lake so that we can go skating!" and, after marriage remarks, "What! Shovel the snow off the walk for you? Well, I should say not! I'm no chore boy." Hell is paved with good intentions--also asbestos. M A fool and his wife are soon parted. See Alimony. MAGAZINE A receptacle for explosives, literary or mechanical.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LOVER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lover is ranked #49999 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lover surname appeared 419 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lover.

    58.7% or 246 total occurrences were White.
    33.6% or 141 total occurrences were Black.
    4.7% or 20 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.6% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lover' in Nouns Frequency: #1407

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lover in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Lover in a Sentence

  1. Jimmy Evans:

    I want people to see him as this incredible musician slash athlete slash cat lover slash straight-A student. while my child is trans, and he's put in a box of being a trans person, he's so much more than that label.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Life is an endless story of lover and beloved.

  3. Jonas Larsen:

    It just seems like they're just doing a lot, and if we throw enough against the wall something will stick, in a way, that has sort of taken the specialness of the stand-up special away by doing volume -- it's not about quality and curation, it's about filling shelves. To me, being a lover of great comedy, it just doesn't excite me. It doesn't make me think that they're onto something.

  4. Bharavi:

    A woman will not throw away a garland, though soiled, which her lover gave: not in the object lies a present?s worth, but in the love which it was meant to mark.

  5. Gaston Bachelard:

    Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.

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