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English definition of “lover”

lover

noun [C]     /ˈlʌv.ər/ US  //
B1 the person you are having a sexual relationship with, but are not married to: They were friends before they became lovers. She had a string of lovers before her marriage finally broke up.Romantic and sexual partners B1 someone with a strong liking for something: an opera lover nature loversEnthusiastsAdmirers
(Definition of lover noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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