Lov"er(lv"r), n. 1. One who loves; one who is in love; -- usually limited, in the singular, to a person of the male sex. Gower.
Love is blind, and lovers can not seeShak.
The pretty follies that themselves commit.
2. A friend; one strongly attached to another; one who greatly desires the welfare of any person or thing; as, a
lover of his country.
I slew my best lover for the good of Rome.Shak.
3. One who has a strong liking for anything, as books, science, or music. "A lover of knowledge."
4. One who is involved in a sexual relationship with another; as, she took a
Lo"ver*y(l"vr*), } n. See Louver. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
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