What does lover mean?

Definitions for lover
ˈlʌv ərlover

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word lover.

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.


  1. Lover

    My Kinda Lover is a rock song written and performed by American Hard Rock singer and guitarist Billy Squier. It was the third and final single released from his Triple Platinum 1981 album Don't Say No, following "In the Dark". It peaked at number 45 on the United States Billboard Hot 100, and number 43 on the Cash Box Top 100 chart in early 1982. It also reached number 31 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Rapper Eminem sampled My Kinda Lover on his 2014 song Shady XV.


  1. lover

    A lover is a person who is in a romantic or passionate relationship with another person, typically characterized by a strong emotional and physical attraction. It implies a deep affection, intimacy, and desire for another individual. A lover can refer to someone in a committed relationship, someone engaged in a casual relationship, or even someone illicitly involved with another person outside of a committed partnership.

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. Win Htein:

    If she speaks in favor of Rohingya, she'll be accused of being a Muslim lover, if she speaks for the (Rakhine) people, she'll be accused of being a nationalist and a racist. That's why she has stayed quiet.

  2. Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi:

    Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.

  3. Ben Domenech:

    Jeb can argue he had a more conservative record as governor, but that just may not count much with an electorate that remembers his father for a tax hike and his brother for two wars, jeb will have to battle those ghosts in order to get the nomination. He'll also have to navigate a field with multiple candidates who have every incentive to turn him into a creature of the past and brand themselves as the way of the future, to attack him as a Common Core-pushing technocrat, as soft on gay marriage, or as a lover of amnesty.

  4. Sunny Hostin:

    I think you do it and it's something that I tell my girlfriends because ... we also don't need him to go somewhere else, i think that in a marriage you do a lot of things that you may not be in the mood for. Am I really in the mood to cook tonight? Am I really in the mood to listen to your story about work? ... No, and so even if I'm not in the mood, I think that as a friend, as a lover, as a partner, you make sure you get in the mood.

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Be a lover and not a fighter. Being a lover gives you all the magical might but as a fighter it's an ugly plight. Win this world with love don't terrorize, love one love all simply MickeyMize.

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