|1.||[ adjective ] dearly 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|
"a good friend" "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
|4.||[ adverb ] with affection|
"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"
|6.||[ adverb ] at a great cost|
"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"
|8.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6498|
|9.||[ noun ] a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)|