adjective Date: 14th century 1. sincerely and deeply loved <
my well-beloved wife
2. sincerely respected — used in various ceremonial forms of address

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • well-beloved — late 14c., from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + BELOVED (Cf. beloved) …   Etymology dictionary

  • well-beloved — [wel΄bē luvd′] adj. 1. deeply or greatly loved 2. highly respected: used in formal ceremonies or correspondence n. a well beloved person …   English World dictionary

  • well-beloved — /wel bi luv id, luvd /, adj. 1. loved deeply and sincerely: my well beloved fiancé. 2. highly respected and honored: our well beloved speaker. n. 3. a person who is loved dearly: in respect for the well beloved. [1350 1400; ME wel biloved] * * * …   Universalium

  • well-beloved — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) adjective Etymology: Middle English welbeloved, from wel well + beloved 1. : sincerely and deeply loved my well beloved wife 2. : sincerely respected used in various ceremonial forms of addr …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-beloved — /ˈwɛl bəlʌvd/ (say wel buhluvd) adjective dearly loved; very dear. Also, (especially in predicative use), well beloved /wɛl bəˈlʌvd/ (say wel buh luvd) …   Australian English dictionary

  • The Well-Beloved — is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published in 1912.The main setting of the novel was The Isle of Slingers , a caricature of the Isle of Portland in Dorset, England …   Wikipedia

  • CHARLES VI, THE WELL-BELOVED —    king of France from 1380 to 1422, was son and successor of Charles V.; began his reign under the guardianship of his uncles, who rifled the public treasury and provoked rebellion by their exactions; gained a victory at Rossbach over the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Beloved — Be*loved , p. p. & a. Greatly loved; dear to the heart. [1913 Webster] Antony, so well beloved of C[ae]sar. Shak. [1913 Webster] This is my beloved Son. Matt. iii. 17. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beloved — Synonyms and related words: admired, adored, beau, beloved object, cherished, crush, darling, dear, dear one, dearly beloved, esteemed, favorite, flame, heartthrob, held dear, honey, idolized, inamorata, inamorato, ladylove, light of love, love,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • well-liked — Synonyms and related words: admired, adored, beloved, cherished, darling, dear, dearly beloved, esteemed, favored, favorite, held dear, loved, pet, popular, precious, preferred, prized, revered, treasured, well beloved …   Moby Thesaurus

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