adjective, dear·er, dear·est.
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Origin of dear1
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OTHER WORDS FROM deardearly, adverbdearness, noun
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Definition for dear (2 of 2)
adjective, dear·er, dear·est.Archaic.
Origin of dear2
Example sentences from the Web for dear
Thomas Henry Huxley was a dear friend of Darwin’s, a truly great zoologist in his own right, and the most important popular spokesperson on behalf of Darwin’s ideas.The Human Error Darwin Inspired - Issue 90: Something Green|Aaron Hirsh|September 30, 2020|Nautilus
And, most crucially to Mason, it did not include a Bill of Rights — a document guaranteeing the personal freedoms he held so dear.Thank This Forgotten Founding Father for Your ‘Pursuit of Happiness’|Nick Fouriezos|September 27, 2020|Ozy
“Though these are the strangest of days, may you have as much joy being holed up in a room or two with your family as I had with my dear Roses,” O’Hara said, surrounded in a decorated room by mask-wearing co-stars who play the Rose family members.‘Succession’ wins best drama, while ‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps the Emmy Awards|radmarya|September 21, 2020|Fortune
Life may be short and meaningless, but it’s possible to momentarily forget the inevitable eventual annihilation of everything you hold dear when you’re devouring iced melon chunks on a Tuesday afternoon in early August.
British Dictionary definitions for dear
- highly priced
- charging high prices
Derived forms of deardearness, noun
Word Origin for dear
Idioms and Phrases with dear
In addition to the idiom beginning with dear
- dear me
- for dear life
- nearest and dearest