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Definitions of dear:

part of speech: noun

A darling; favorite.

part of speech: interjection

Expressing surprise, pity, or emotion.

part of speech: adjective

High in price: costly: scarce: highly valued: beloved.

part of speech: adverb

At a high price or rate; as, his carelessness cost him dear.

part of speech: adverb

DEARLY.

part of speech: adjective

Expensive; costly; as, meat has become very dear; beloved; highly esteemed; precious.

part of speech: adjective

High priced; not plentiful; more costly than usual; highly esteemed; beloved; precious.

part of speech: noun

One who is dear or beloved.

part of speech: noun

A darling; a word of endearment or affection.

part of speech: noun

Dearness.

Usage examples for dear:

  • Dear Alice, don't say that. "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope
  • His dear child's life! "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad
  • Of course it is, dear "Trumps", George William Curtis
  • Do you want to go, dear "Rose MacLeod", Alice Brown
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