HyperDic: dear

English > 8 senses of the word dear:
ADJECTIVEalldear, beloved, darlingdearly loved
alldear, good, nearwith or in a close or intimate relationship / relationship
alldear, devout, earnest, heartfeltearnest
alldear, costly, high-priced, pricey, pricyhaving a high price
NOUNperson dear, beloved, dearest, honey, lovea beloved person
person dear, lamba sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
ADVERBalldear, dearly, affectionatelywith affection
alldear, dearlyat a great cost
dear > pronunciation
Soundsdih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > dear: 8 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdearly loved.
Synonymsbeloved, darling
BroaderlovedHeld dear
Spanishamada, amado, querida, querido
Catalanamat, estimat
Nounsdeara beloved person
Adverbsdearlywith affection
English > dear: 8 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWith or in a close or intimate relationship / relationship.
Example "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
Synonymsgood, near
BroadercloseClose in relevance or relationship
Spanishcercano, querido
Catalanestimat, proper
English > dear: 8 senses > adjective 3
Meaningearnest.
Example"one's dearest wish"
Synonymsdevout, earnest, heartfelt
Broadersincereopen and genuine
Spanishcordial, sentido, sincero
Adverbsdearlyin a sincere and heartfelt manner
English > dear: 8 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving a high price.
Example "much too dear for my pocketbook"
Synonymscostly, high-priced, pricey, pricy
BroaderexpensiveHigh in price or charging high prices
Spanishcaro, costoso
Catalancostós
Nounsdearnessthe quality possessed by something with a great price / price or value
Adverbsdearlyat a great cost
English > dear: 8 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA beloved person; used as terms of endearment.
Synonymsbeloved, dearest, honey, love
BroaderloverA person who loves someone or is loved by someone
Spanishamado, amor, cariño, cielo, corazón, querida, querido, sol
Catalanamor, estimada, estimat, rei, reina, sol
Adjectivesdeardearly loved
English > dear: 8 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child).
Synonymlamb
Broaderinnocent, inexperienced personA person who lacks knowledge of evil
English > dear: 8 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWith affection.
Example"she loved him dearly"
Synonymsdearly, affectionately
Spanishafectuosamente, cariñosamente
Catalanafectuosament
English > dear: 8 senses > adverb 2
MeaningAt a great cost.
Examples
  • "he paid dearly for the food"
  • "this cost him dear"
Synonymdearly

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