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Definitions of dear

  1. To endear. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Of disagreeable things and antipathies. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Of agreeable things and interests. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A dear one; lover; sweetheart. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A darling; favorite. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Dearness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. One who is dear or beloved. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A beloved person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. One greatly beloved; a darling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A darling; a word of endearment or affection. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Expressing surprise, pity, or emotion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. An exclamation of regret, surprize, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. with affection; "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her affectionately" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. Dearly; at a high price. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. At a high price or rate; as, his carelessness cost him dear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. DEARLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. Expensive; costly; as, meat has become very dear; beloved; highly esteemed; precious. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. High in price: costly: scarce: highly valued: beloved. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Costly; scarce; precious; beloved. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Beloved; precious; costly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. High in price; scarce; greatly valued; beloved. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. High priced; not plentiful; more costly than usual; highly esteemed; beloved; precious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for dear

  1. But my dear sir, my good Mr. Brent! – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  2. What then, dear one? – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
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