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par·a·mour

 (păr′ə-mo͝or′)
n.
A lover, especially a lover of a person who is married to someone else.

[Middle English, from par amour, by way of love, passionately, from Anglo-Norman : par, by (from Latin per; see per in Indo-European roots) + amour, love (from Latin amor, from amāre, to love).]

paramour

(ˈpærəˌmʊə)
n
1. chiefly derogatory a lover, esp an adulterous woman
2. an archaic word for beloved2
[C13: from Old French, literally: through love]

par•a•mour

(ˈpær əˌmʊər)

n.
1. an illicit lover.
2. any lover.
[1250–1300; Middle English, from the phrase par amour by or through love < Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paramour - a woman's lover
lover - a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
2.paramour - a woman who cohabits with an important manparamour - a woman who cohabits with an important man
kept woman, mistress, fancy woman - an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
odalisque - a woman slave in a harem

paramour

noun (Old-fashioned) lover, mistress, beau, concubine, courtesan, kept woman, fancy man (slang), fancy woman (slang), inamorata, fancy bit (slang), inamorato the president's alleged paramour

paramour

noun
A person's regular sexual partner:
Translations

paramour

[ˈpærəmʊəʳ] N (liter) → amante mf, querido/a m/f

paramour

n (old)Liebhaber m, → Buhle mf (old); (hum) (= man)Hausfreund m (hum); (= woman)Geliebte f
References in classic literature ?
Spirits in the shapes of ALEXANDER THE GREAT, of his Paramour, of DARIUS, and of HELEN.
Yes, in these halls, stained with the noble and pure blood of my father and my brethren in these very halls, to have lived the paramour of their murderer, the slave at once and the partaker of his pleasures, was to render every breath which I drew of vital air, a crime and a curse.
I was now reduced to a much higher degree of distress than before: the necessaries of life began to be numbered among my wants; and what made my case still the more grievous was, that my paramour, of whom I was now grown immoderately fond, shared the same distresses with myself.
Just put your head in at English cottage doors; get a glimpse of Famine crouched torpid on black hearthstones; of Disease lying bare on beds without coverlets, of Infamy wantoning viciously with Ignorance, though indeed Luxury is her favourite paramour, and princely halls are dearer to her than thatched hovels "
I could now see the reason of Arthur's strange reception of me in the shrubbery; the burst of kindness was for his paramour, the start of horror for his wife.
The long silence was full of formless historical memories of murdered husbands and poisonous paramours.
A month later, Delia left their province on the pretext that she was bound for Manila but she actually went to a nearby province to look for Val her paramour, with the help of Sylvia her relative who was staying there.
KASUR -- Police recovered a woman who had eloped with her paramour but staged a drama of her abduction to disguise her delinquency here the other day.
While talking to newsmen, the protesting man said that his brother namely Dhani Bux Lund was killed by his wife and her alleged paramour three months ago but the police have still not arrested his murderers despite the registration of a case.
KOHISTAN -- Honour killing took three lives in Kohistan as son shot dead mother, brother's wife, and her paramour in the name of honour on Saturday in district Kolai Palas of Kohistan.
FAISALABAD -- Thikriwala police claimed on Wednesday to have resolved the mystery of a blind murder case by arresting the wife of victim and her paramour.
The police, after lodging a First Information Report (FIR), said the initial investigation suggests that the victim quarrelled with her paramour that resulted in escalation.