1. [ adjective ] dearly loved
Synonyms: beloved darling
Related terms: loved
2. [ noun ] a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
Synonyms: honey love dearest loved_one beloved
Related terms: lover love
3. [ adjective ] with or in a close or intimate relationship
Synonyms: good near

"a good friend" "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

Related terms: close
4. [ adverb ] with affection
Synonyms: affectionately dearly

"she loved him dearly" "he treats her affectionately"

Related terms: beloved affectionate beloved affectionate
5. [ adjective ] having a high price
Synonyms: high-priced costly pricy pricey

"costly jewelry" "high-priced merchandise" "much too dear for my pocketbook" "a pricey restaurant"

Related terms: expensive
6. [ adverb ] at a great cost
Synonyms: dearly

"he paid dearly for the food" "this cost him dear"

7. [ adjective ] earnest
Synonyms: earnest heartfelt devout

"one's dearest wish" "devout wishes for their success" "heartfelt condolences"

Related terms: sincere
8. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6498
9. [ noun ] a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
Synonyms: lamb
Related terms: innocent
Similar spelling:   Dewar