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noun [countable] lover pronunciation in British English /ˈlʌvə(r)/
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  1. 1
    someone who is in a loving or sexual relationship with another person
    She gazed into the eyes of her lover.
    young lovers: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s most famous young lovers
    become lovers: They were friends for years before they became lovers.
  2. 2
    someone who likes or enjoys something very much
    a lover of fine art
    He is a favourite of music-lovers everywhere.
    no (great) lover of something (=not liking something very much): I’m no great lover of the legal profession, but they are a necessary evil.


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