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English definition of “lover”


noun [C] (PERSON WHO LIKES SOMETHING)   /ˈlʌv·ər/
a person who likes or enjoys a particular thing: The remote island is ideal for nature lovers.
(Definition of lover noun (PERSON WHO LIKES SOMETHING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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