(Love"-mak`ing) n. Courtship. Bacon.
(Love"mon`ger) n. One who deals in affairs of love.[Obs.] Shak.
1. One who loves; one who is in love; usually limited, in the singular, to a person of the male sex.
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." T.
(Lo"ver Lo"ver*y) n. See Louver. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Lo"ver*wise`) adv. As lovers do.
As they sat down here loverwise.W. D. Howells.
1. Languishing with love or amorous desire; as, a love-sick maid.
To the dear mistress of my love-sick mind.Dryden.
2. Originating in, or expressive of, languishing love.
Where nightingales their love-sick ditty sing.Dryden.
(Love"-sick`ness), n. The state of being love-sick.
(Love"some) a. [AS. lufsum.] Lovely. [Obs.]
The fairest and most loving wife in Greece.Tennyson.
2. Expressing love or kindness; as, loving words.
(Lov"ing-kind"ness) n. Tender regard; mercy; favor. Ps. lxxxix. 33.
(Lov"ing*ly), adv. With love; affectionately.
(Lov"ing*ness), n. Affection; kind regard.
The only two bands of good will, loveliness and lovingness.Sir. P. Sidney.
(Lov"yer) n. A lover. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Low) obs. strong imp. of Laugh. Chaucer.