Dear

  • 41dear — I [[t]dɪər[/t]] adj., er, est, n. adv. interj. 1) beloved; loved 2) (used in the salutation of a letter as an expression of affection or respect or as a conventional greeting): Dear Sir or Madam[/ex] 3) cherished: our dearest possessions[/ex] 4)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 42Dear Me — For the Lorrie Morgan song, see Dear Me (song). Dear Me is the title of an autobiography by Peter Ustinov that was first published in 1977. Often described as extremely egocentric and shamelessly self advertising, the book chronicles… …

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  • 43dear — 1. adjective /dɪə,diɹ/ a) Loved; lovable. Such dear embrace tenderly comforts even in this dear sorrow b) Loving, affectionate, heartfelt The dearer the giver, the dearer the trincket he brings! 2. noun …

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  • 44dear — Synonyms and related words: admired, adored, affectionate, angel, at a premium, at great cost, at great expense, at heavy cost, babe, baby, baby doll, beloved, beloved object, beyond price, buttercup, cherished, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, costly …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 45dear — see experience keeps a dear school gold may be bought too dear buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest far fetched and dear bought is good for ladies …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 46Dear — Recorded in many spellings as shown below, this is an early English surname. It has two possible origins. The first is from the pre 7th Century word deora , meaning beloved and used as a byname, whilst the second is from the word deor , used to… …

    Surnames reference

  • 47Dear — If something is dear it means it is expensive. I thought Texan insurance was dear …

    The American's guide to speaking British

  • 48dear — See: FOR DEAR LIFE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 49dear me — {interj.} Used to show surprise, fear, or some other strong feeling. * /Dear me! My purse is lost, what shall I do now?/ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 50dear — See: FOR DEAR LIFE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 51dear me — {interj.} Used to show surprise, fear, or some other strong feeling. * /Dear me! My purse is lost, what shall I do now?/ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 52dear me — interjection An expression of surprise, dismay, or indulgent disapproval. Dear me, said Mrs. Flanders, when she read in the Scarborough and Harrogate Courier that the Rev. Andrew Floyd, etc., etc., had been made Principal of Maresfield House,… …

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  • 53dear — adj. Dear is used with these nouns: ↑father, ↑friend, ↑mother, ↑sister, ↑soul, ↑wife …

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  • 54dear — I Everyday English Slang in Ireland adj expensive II Irish Slang expensive III Jamaican Slang Glossary Expensive. Dat cost dear. (That is very expensive.) …

    English dialects glossary

  • 55dear — [OE] Dear is one of the English language’s more semantically stable words. By the 11th century it had already developed its two major present day senses, ‘much loved’ and ‘expensive’, which are shared by its Germanic relative, German teuer (Dutch …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 56dear — See: for dear life …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 57dear\ me — interj. Used to show surprise, fear, or some other strong feeling. Dear me! My purse is lost, what shall I do now? …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 58dear — dɪə n. loved one, dear one; term of endearment adj. favorite, precious, beloved; costly, expensive adv. at a high price, expensively interj. exclamation of surprise or distress …

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  • 59dear —   1. Beloved. Aloha.    ♦ Dear Mr. Smith, iā oe ē Kamaka, aloha kāua.   2. Costly. Pipi i.   3. Exclamation. Auē, auwē! …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 60dear(ie)(y) me! —  Mild excl. Also oh dear! …

    A concise dictionary of English slang