Lou·ver, Lou·vre n. Arch. A small lantern. See Lantern, 2 (a). [Written also lover, loover, lovery, and luffer.]
Louver boards or Louver boarding, the sloping boards set to shed rainwater outward in openings which are to be left otherwise unfilled; as belfry windows, the openings of a louver, etc.
Louver work, slatted work.
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 see
The pretty follies that themselves commit. --Shak.
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. Burnet.
Lo·ver Lo·ver·y n. See Louver. [Obs.]
n 1: a person who loves or is loved
2: an ardent follower and admirer [syn: fan, buff, devotee]
3: a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage