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English noun: lover

1. lover (person) a person who loves someone or is loved by someone


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)admirer, adorer, beau, beloved, betrothed, boyfriend, darling, dear, dearest, dearie, deary, ducky, favorite, favourite, fellow, fondler, girl, girlfriend, honey, idoliser, idolizer, inamorata, inamorato, kisser, lady friend, love, necker, osculator, pet, petter, Romeo, soul mate, squeeze, steady, swain, sweetheart, sweetie, truelove, young man

2. lover (person) an ardent follower and admirer


Synonymsbuff, devotee, fan


Broader (hypernym)follower


Narrower (hyponym)aerophile, aficionado, amorist, bacchanal, bacchant, groupie, metalhead


Member meronymfollowers, following

3. lover (person) a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage


Broader (hypernym)domestic partner, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent


Narrower (hyponym)fancy man, fancy woman, kept woman, man, mistress, paramour









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