LOVER: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for LOVER?

Need another word that means the same as “lover”? Find 22 synonyms and 30 related words for “lover” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Lover” are: buff, devotee, fan, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, man, woman, lady friend, loved one, beloved, love, darling, sweetheart, admirer, enthusiast, aficionado, follower, supporter, fanatic, addict, hound

Lover as a Noun

Definitions of "Lover" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “lover” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A partner in a sexual or romantic relationship outside marriage.
  • A significant other to whom you are not related by marriage.
  • A person who loves someone or is loved by someone.
  • A person who likes or enjoys a specified thing.
  • An ardent follower and admirer.

Synonyms of "Lover" as a noun (22 Words)

addictA person who is addicted to a particular substance typically an illegal drug.
A golf addict.
admirerA person who backs a politician or a team etc.
He was a great admirer of Henry James.
aficionadoA person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime.
A crossword aficionado.
belovedA beloved person used as terms of endearment.
He watched his beloved from afar.
boyfriendA person’s regular male companion with whom they have a romantic or sexual relationship.
A boyfriend cardigan.
buffA soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e g buffalo or oxen.
A buff envelope.
darlingA lovable or endearing person.
He s such a darling.
devoteeA strong believer in a particular religion or god.
Devotees of Krishna.
enthusiastAn ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity.
A sports car enthusiast.
fanA fan shaped alluvial or talus deposit at the foot of a slope.
There are great waste fans at the foot of the Andes in the desert.
fanaticA person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause.
A fanatic is one who can t change his mind and won t change the subject.
followerSomeone who is tracking a particular person, group, organization, etc. on a social media website or application.
He is a keen follower of football.
girlfriendA girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved.
He lives with his girlfriend.
houndUsed in names of dogfishes e g nurse hound smooth hound.
He has a reputation as a publicity hound.
lady friendA woman of the peerage in Britain.
loveA person or thing that one loves.
They were both in love with her.
loved oneA deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction.
manAn adult male person who has a manly character virile and courageous competent.
He awaited word from his man in Havana.
partnerA person who is a member of a partnership.
He began to call potential coalition partners about forming a new government.
supporterA band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve.
All their supporters came out for the game.
sweetheartAny well-liked individual.
The pair were childhood sweethearts.
womanA disrespectful form of address to a woman.
A daily woman.

Usage Examples of "Lover" as a noun

  • They had been lovers for years.
  • I think she had a secret lover.
  • He was a great lover of cats.
  • Music lovers.

Associations of "Lover" (30 Words)

admirationA favorable judgment.
A small token in admiration of your works.
admirerA person who has a particular regard for someone or something.
He was a great admirer of Henry James.
ardentCharacterized by intense emotion.
Ardent love.
beauA rich, fashionable young man; a dandy.
boyfriendA man who is the lover of a man or woman.
If I d known he was her boyfriend I wouldn t have asked.
buffOf the yellowish beige color of buff leather.
Swimming in the buff means to swim naked.
concubineA woman who cohabits with an important man.
devoteeA strong believer in a particular religion or god.
Devotees of Krishna.
exThe 24th letter of the Roman alphabet.
All his exes live in Texas.
fanA thing resembling an open fan.
His breath fanned her skin as he leant towards her.
fianceA man who is engaged to be married.
fianceeA woman who is engaged to be married.
girlfriendA girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved.
She would rather go to the cinema with a girlfriend.
guySteady or support with a guy wire or cable.
She never stopped guying him about his weight.
husbandA married man considered in relation to his spouse.
She husbanded their financial resources through difficult times.
iconA sign which has a characteristic in common with the thing it signifies, for example the word snarl pronounced in a snarling way.
This iron jawed icon of American manhood.
idolaterA person who worships idols.
idolatryThe worship of idols.
We must not allow our idolatry of art to obscure issues of political significance.
loveA beloved person used as terms of endearment.
She loves her boss and works hard for him.
mistress(especially formerly) a female employer of domestic staff.
She is always mistress of the situation coolly self possessed.
mollThe girlfriend of a gangster.
I d rush the money over to his moll.
monotheismThe doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
paganRelating to pagans or their beliefs.
A pagan god.
paramourA woman’s lover.
spouseA person’s partner in marriage.
venerationA feeling of profound respect for someone or something.
His respect for the law bordered on veneration.
votaryA priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult.
He was a votary of John Keats.
wedTake in marriage.
In this album he weds an excellent programme with a distinctive vocal style.
wifeThe wife of a person with a specified occupation.
A clergy wife.
worshipThe activity of worshipping.
She adores her sons and they worship her.

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