Definitions for dear

Definitions for (noun) dear

Main entry: love, honey, beloved, dear, dearest

Definition: a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

Main entry: lamb, dear

Definition: a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)

Definitions for (adj) dear

Main entry: dear, near, good

Definition: with or in a close or intimate relationship

Usage: a good friend; my sisters and brothers are near and dear

Main entry: high-priced, pricey, pricy, costly, dear

Definition: having a high price

Usage: costly jewelry; high-priced merchandise; much too dear for my pocketbook; a pricey restaurant

Main entry: beloved, darling, dear

Definition: dearly loved

Main entry: devout, dear, earnest, heartfelt

Definition: earnest

Usage: one's dearest wish; devout wishes for their success; heartfelt condolences

Definitions for (adv) dear

Main entry: dear, dearly

Definition: at a great cost

Usage: he paid dearly for the food; this cost him dear

Main entry: dear, dearly, affectionately

Definition: with affection

Usage: she loved him dearly; he treats her affectionately

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