Definition of Dear

  • (superl.) Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.
  • (superl.) Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year.
  • (superl.) Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.
  • (superl.) Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention.
  • (superl.) Of agreeable things and interests.
  • (superl.) Of disagreeable things and antipathies.
  • (n.) A dear one; lover; sweetheart.
  • (adv.) Dearly; at a high price.
  • (v. t.) To endear.

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