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"lover" in British English

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lovernoun [C]

uk   /ˈlʌv.ər/  us   /ˈlʌv.ɚ/
B1 the ​person you are having a ​sexualrelationship with, but are not ​married to: They were ​friends before they ​became lovers. She had a ​string of lovers before her ​marriagefinallybroke up.
B1 someone with a ​strongliking for something: an ​opera lover nature lovers

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(Definition of lover from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lovernoun [C]

 us   /ˈlʌv·ər/
  • lover noun [C] (SOMEONE LIKED)

a ​partner in a ​romantic or ​physicalrelationship
  • lover noun [C] (PERSON WHO LIKES SOMETHING)

a ​person who ​likes or ​enjoys a ​particular thing: The ​remoteisland is ​ideal for ​nature lovers.
(Definition of lover from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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