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dear Explained

dear at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dıə]

dear at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. deore "precious, valuable, costly, loved," from W.Gmc. *deurjaz, ultimate origin unknown. Used interjectorily since 1694. As an introductory word to letters, it is attested from 1450. ///

dear at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S1 interjection Oh dear// used to show that you are surprised, upset, or annoyed because something bad has happened// --Oh dear, I've broken the lamp.// --'I think I'm getting a cold.' 'Oh dear!'//
dear 2 S2 n [C]
1 used when speaking to someone you love: --How did the interview go, dear?//
2 spoken used by an older person when speaking in a friendly way to someone who is younger: --Can I help you, dear?// --Come along, my dear , take a seat.//
3 BrE spoken someone who is kind and helpful: --Be a dear and make me a coffee.//
4 old dear: BrE a fairly rude expression meaning an old woman//
dear 3 adj comparative dearer superlative dearest // [Language: Old English; Origin: deore]//
1 Dear: used before someone's name or title to begin a letter// --Dear Sir or Madam, ...// --Dear Mrs. Wilson, ...// --Dear Meg, ...//
2 BrE expensive: → cheap// --Cars are 59% dearer in Britain than in Europe.//
3 formal a dear friend or relative is very important to you and you love them a lot: --Mark became a dear friend .// be dear to sb// --His sister was very dear to him.//
4 hold sth dear: to think that something is very important// --Household economy was something my mother held very dear.//
5 dear old...: BrE spoken used to describe someone or something in a way that shows your love or liking of them// good old// --Here we are, back in dear old Manchester!//
6 for dear life: written if you run, fight, hold on etc for dear life, you do it as fast or as well as you can because you are afraid// --She grasped the side of the boat and hung on for dear life .//
7 the dear departed: BrE literary a person you love who has died//
dear 4 adv cost sb dear// written to cause a lot of trouble and suffering for someone// --Carolyn's marriage to Pete cost her dear.//

DEAR at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

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dear at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

96 Moby Thesaurus words for "dear":
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, crush, darling, dear one, dear-bought, dearly,
dearly beloved, deary, devoted, doll, doting, duck, duckling,
esteemed, expensive, fancy, favored, favorite, fond, golden,
good as gold, heartthrob, held dear, high, high-priced, hon, honey,
honey bunch, honey child, honored, inestimable, invaluable, lamb,
lambkin, light of love, love, loved, loved one, lover, lovesome,
luxurious, not affordable, of great cost, of great price, pet,
petkins, popular, precious, precious heart, premium, priceless,
pricey, prized, revered, rich, snookums, steep, stiff, sugar,
sumptuous, sweet, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetkins, sweets, top,
treasure, treasured, truelove, unpayable, valuable, valued,
venerated, well-beloved, well-liked, white-haired, worthy

dear at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Expensiveness): expensiveness, dearness, high price, overcharge, extravagance, exorbitance, extortion.

[ADJ] (Expensiveness): expensive, dear, high priced, costly, precious, at a premium, priceless, extravagant, exorbitant, extortionate, overpriced.

dear at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, exclamation, noun, adverb
adjective (dearer, dearest)
1 ~ (to sb) loved by or important to sb:
He's one of my dearest friends. * Her daughter is very dear to her. * They lost everything that was dear to them.
2 (Dear) used at the beginning of a letter before the name or title of the person that you are writing to:
Dear Sir or Madam * Dear Mrs Jones
3 [not usually before noun] (BrE) expensive; costing a lot of money:
Everything's so dear now, isn't it?
4 (dear old / little ...) (BrE) used to describe sb in a way that shows affection:
Dear old Sue! I knew she'd help. * Their baby's a dear little thing.
IDIOMS
hold sb/sth dear (formal) to care very much for sb/sth; to value sb/sth highly:
He had destroyed everything we held dear.
more at HEART, LIFE, NEAR adj.
exclamation used in expressions that show that you are surprised, upset, annoyed or worried:
Oh dear! I think I've lost my purse! * Oh dear! What a shame. * Dear me! What a mess! * Dear oh dear! What are you going to do now?
noun
1 (BrE, spoken) a kind person:
Isn't he a dear? * Be a dear and fetch me my coat.
2 used when speaking to sb you love:
Would you like a drink, dear? * Come here, my dear.
3 used when speaking to sb in a friendly way, for example by an older person to a young person or a child:
What's your name, dear?
compare DUCK
adverb (BrE) at a high price:
to buy cheap and sell dear
IDIOMS see COST v.

Dear at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dear \Dear\, n.
A dear one; lover; sweetheart.

That kiss I carried from thee, dear. --Shak.

Dear \Dear\, adv.
Dearly; at a high price.

If thou attempt it, it will cost thee dear. --Shak.

Dear \Dear\, v. t.
To endear. [Obs.] --Shelton.

Dear \Dear\, a. [Compar. {Dearer}; superl. {Dearest}.] [OE.
dere, deore, AS. de['o]re; akin to OS. diuri, D. duur, OHG.
tiuri, G. theuer, teuer, Icel. d?r, Dan. & Sw. dyr. Cf.
{Darling}, {Dearth}.]
1. Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.

The cheapest of us is ten groats too dear. --Shak.

2. Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price;
as, a dear year.

3. Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.
``Hear me, dear lady.'' --Shak.

Neither count I my life dear unto myself. --Acts xx.
24.

And the last joy was dearer than the rest. --Pope.

Dear as remember'd kisses after death. --Tennyson.

4. Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind;
engaging the attention.
(a) Of agreeable things and interests.

[I'll] leave you to attend him: some dear cause
Will in concealment wrap me up awhile. --Shak.

His dearest wish was to escape from the bustle
and glitter of Whitehall. --Macaulay.
(b) Of disagreeable things and antipathies.

In our dear peril. --Shak.

Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven Or ever
I had seen that day. --Shak.

dear at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

dear
n 1: a beloved person; used as terms of endearment [syn: {beloved},
{dearest}, {loved one}, {honey}, {love}]
2: a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
[syn: {lamb}]

dear
adv 1: with affection; "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her
affectionately" [syn: {dearly}, {affectionately}]
2: at a great cost; "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost
him dear" [syn: {dearly}]

dear
adj 1: dearly loved [syn: {beloved}, {darling}]
2: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good
friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear" [syn:
{good}, {near}]
3: earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their
success"; "heartfelt condolences" [syn: {devout}, {earnest},
{heartfelt}]
4: having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced
merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey
restaurant" [syn: {costly}, {dear(p)}, {high-priced}, {pricey},
{pricy}]

dear at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /dɪə(ɹ)/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dI@(r\)/
  • Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪə(ɹ)/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dI@(r\)/
  • Inter: a » US|GenAm Inter: IPA » /dɪɚ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dI@`/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-dear.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪə(r)
  • Inter: homophones » deer|Deere

    Etymology 1

    Inter: etyl » enm|en Inter: term » dere|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang|en Inter: term » deore|dēore|lang=ang. Cognate with Dutch Inter: term » duur||costly, precious|lang=nl, German Inter: term » teuer||costly, precious|lang=de, Icelandic Inter: term » dýr||expensive|lang=is, Norwegian dyr, Swedish Inter: term » dyr||expensive|lang=sv.

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » dearer|dearest

  • Loved; lovable.
    1. Loving, affectionate, heartfelt
    2. : ''Such dear embrace tenderly comforts even in this dear sorrow
    3. Precious to or greatly valued by someone.
    4. : ''The dearer the giver, the dearer the trinket he brings!
    5. High in price; expensive.
    6. : ''The dearer the jewel, the greater the love expressed?
    7. A formal way to start (possibly after my) addressing somebody at the beginning of a letter, memo etc.
    8. : Dear Sir/ Madam/ Miss, please notice our offices will be closed during the following bank holidays:
    9. A formal way to start (often after my) addressing somebody one likes or regards kindly.
    10. : ''My dear friend, I feel better as soon as you come sit beside my sickbed!
    11. An ironic way to start (often after my) addressing an inferior.
    12. : My dear boy, if your grades dont pick up I won't bounce you on but over my knee!
    13. Inter: obsolet » e noble
      Derived terms
      * dearly

  • dearness
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » loved; lovable
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|geliefde
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|عزيز|tr=3aziiz
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|թանկագին|tr=t'ankagin, Inter: t- » hy|սիրելի|tr=sireli
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|любим
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|親愛|alt=親愛的|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|亲爱|alt=亲爱的|tr=qīn'ài-de|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|drahý|m, Inter: t+ » cs|milý|m
  • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|cur|m, Inter: tø » dlm|cuora|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|kære
  • Dutch: (teer)Inter: t+ » nl|geliefd, Inter: t+ » nl|bemind, Inter: t+ » nl|lief, Inter: t+ » nl|beminnelijk, Inter: t+ » nl|kostbaar
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|rakas
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cher
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|lieb
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αγαπητός|m|tr=agapitós, Inter: t+ » el|φίλτατος|m|tr=fíltatos, Inter: t+ » el|αγαπημένος|m|tr=agapiménos
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|יקיר|tr=yaqyr
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|प्यारा|tr=pyārā, Inter: t- » hi|प्रिय|tr=priya
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|drága, Inter: t+ » hu|kedves
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|kara
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|ionúin, Inter: t- » ga|dil, Inter: t- » ga|dílis
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|caro

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|愛しい|tr=いとしい, itoshii, Inter: t+ » ja|恋しい|tr=こいしい, koishii
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|خۆشه‌ویست|tr=xoshewist|sc=ku-Arab
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|dārgs, Inter: t- » lv|mīļš
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|brangus, Inter: t- » lt|mielas, Inter: t+ » lt|mylimas
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|kjær
    • Old Church Slavonic: Inter: tø » cu|любъ|tr=ljubŭ|sc=Cyrs
    • Pashto: Inter: t+ » ps|ګران|tr=grân
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|kochany
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|querido, Inter: t+ » pt|caro
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|drag
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дорогой|tr=dorogój, Inter: t+ » ru|милый|tr=mílyj, Inter: t+ » ru|любимый|tr=ljubímyj
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|ionmhainn
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|drahý
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|drag
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|querido
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kär
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|پيارا|tr=pyārā|sc=ur-Arab, Inter: t+ » ur|عزیز|tr=azīz|sc=ur-Arab
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|löfik
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|annwyl


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » loving, affectionate, heartfelt
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|мил, Inter: t+ » bg|драг
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|liefdevol, Inter: t- » nl|innig
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|mīļš
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|kjær


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Pashto: Inter: t+ » ps|ګران|tr=grân
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|ionmhainn
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|bueno, Inter: t+ » es|amable Inter: t+ » es|tierno

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » precious to or greatly valued by someone
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|թանկ|tr=t'ank
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|скъп
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|dierbaar, Inter: t+ » nl|geliefd, Inter: t+ » nl|gekoesterd, Inter: t+ » nl|duur, Inter: t- » nl|precieus, Inter: t+ » nl|waardevol
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|rakas, Inter: t+ » fi|arvokas, Inter: t+ » fi|tärkeä
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|teuer
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|drága, Inter: t+ » hu|kedves
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|ionúin, Inter: t- » ga|dil, Inter: t- » ga|dílis
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|ئازیز|tr=ázíz|sc=ku-Arab


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Old Church Slavonic: Inter: tø » cu|любъ|tr=ljubŭ|sc=Cyrs
  • Pashto: Inter: t+ » ps|ګران|tr=grân
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|caro
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|scump|m|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дорогой|tr=dorogój, Inter: t+ » ru|ценный|tr=cénnyj
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|ionmhainn
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|drag
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|precioso|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kär
  • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|annwyl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » high in price; expensive
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t+ » af|duur
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|غالي|tr=gháliy
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|թանկ|tr=t'ank
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|дарагі|tr=darahí
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|скъп|m|tr=skăp
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|貴|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|贵|tr=guì|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|昂貴|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|昂贵|tr=ángguì|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|drahý|m
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|dyr
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|kostbaar, Inter: t+ » nl|duur, Inter: t- » nl|kostelijk, Inter: t- » nl|prijzig, Inter: t+ » nl|waardevol
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kallis
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cher, Inter: t+ » fr|coûteux
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|teuer
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ακριβός|m|tr=akrivós, Inter: t+ » el|δαπανηρός|m|tr=δapanirós
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|יקר|alt=יָקָר|tr=yaqar
    • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|महँगा|tr=mahãṅgā, Inter: t- » hi|महंगा|tr=mahãṅgā (alternative spelling), Inter: t- » hi|बहुमूल्य|tr=bahumūlya
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|drága
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|dýr|m|f, Inter: t- » is|dýrt|n
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|mahal
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|caro, Inter: t+ » it|costoso
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|高い|tr=たかい, takai
    • Korean: Inter: qualifier » attributive Inter: t+ » ko|비싼|tr=bissan|sc=Kore, Inter: qualifier » predicative Inter: t+ » ko|비싸다|tr=bissada|sc=Kore
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|گران|sc=ku-Arab


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lao: Inter: t- » lo|ແພງ|tr=phëëng|sc=Laoo
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|dārgs
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|brangus
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|скап|m|tr=skap
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|dyr, Inter: t- » no|kostbar
  • Pashto: Inter: t+ » ps|ګران|tr=grân
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|گران|tr=gerân
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|drogi
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|caro
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|scump|m|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дорогой|tr=dorogój
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|скуп|alt=ску̑п|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|skup|alt=skȕp
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|drahý
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|drag
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|caro|m, Inter: t+ » es|costoso|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|gali
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|dyr
  • Thai: Inter: t- » th|แพง|tr=phaeng
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|pahalı
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|дорогий|tr=dorohýj
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|مہنگا|tr=mahãṅgā
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|đắt, Inter: t- » vi|đắt tiền
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|jerik
  • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|drud

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » formal way of addressing
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t+ » af|beste
    • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|عزيز|tr=`aziiz
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հարգելի|tr=hargeli, Inter: t- » hy|սիրելի|tr=sireli
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|уважаем
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|親愛|alt=親愛的|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|亲爱|alt=亲爱的|tr=qīn'ài-de|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|尊敬|alt=尊敬的|tr=zūnjìng de|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|昂貴|alt=昂貴的|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|昂贵|alt=昂贵的|tr=ángguì de|sc=Hani
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|kær
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|beste, Inter: t- » nl|geachte, Inter: t- » nl|hooggeachte
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hyvä
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cher
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Lieber, Inter: t- » de|Teuerer (always capitalized), Inter: t- » de|Sehr geehrter
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αγαπητέ|m|tr=agapité, Inter: t+ » el|αγαπητή|f|tr=agapití
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|प्यारा|tr=pyārā, Inter: t- » hi|प्रिय|tr=priy|sc=Deva
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|drága, Inter: t+ » hu|kedves
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|a chara
    • Japanese: Inter: qualifier » no name is added Inter: t- » ja|拝啓|tr=はいけい, haikei, Inter: qualifier » used in translations Inter: t- » ja|親愛なる|tr=しんあいなる, shin'ai-naru


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani:
  • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|به‌ڕێز|tr=berréz|sc=ku-Arab
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|cienītais
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|gerbiamas
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|ærede
  • Pashto: Inter: t+ » ps|ګران|tr=grân
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|عزیز|tr=aziz|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|drogi
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|prezado, Inter: t+ » pt|caro
  • Romanian: stimate
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|уважаемый|m|tr=uvažájemyj, Inter: t+ » ru|дорогой|tr=dorogój
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|dragi
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|estimado|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kära
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|sayın
  • Urdu: Inter: t+ » ur|عزیز|tr=azīz|sc=ur-Arab
  • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|annwyl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » an informal way of addressing the recipient in a letter's opening line
    • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|عزيز|tr=`aziiz
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|скъп
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|親愛|alt=親愛的|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|亲爱|alt=亲爱的|tr=qīn'ài-de|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|lieve
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|rakas
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cher
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|lieber
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|a chara


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: qualifier » used in translations Inter: t- » ja|親愛なる|tr=しんあいなる, shin'ai-naru, Inter: qualifier » after a name Inter: t+ » ja|へ|tr=-e
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|kjære
  • Pashto: Inter: t+ » ps|ګران|tr=grân
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|querido, Inter: t+ » pt|caro
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|dragă
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дорогой|m|tr=dorogój, Inter: t- » ru|дорогая|f|tr=dorogája
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|querido|m
  • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|annwyl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a formal way to start (often after my) addressing somebody one likes or regards kindly
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t+ » af|beste
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|թանկագին|tr=t'ankagin, Inter: t- » hy|սիրելի|tr=sireli
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|beste, Inter: t+ » nl|lieve, Inter: t+ » nl|waarde
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|rakas
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cher
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Sehr Inter: t- » de|Geehrter
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|گیان|tr=giyan|sc=ku-Arab


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Pashto: Inter: t+ » ps|ګران|tr=grân
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|querido
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дорогой|tr=dorogój
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|dragi
  • Spanish: señor Inter: t+ » es|mío|m, señora Inter: t+ » es|mía|f, Inter: t- » es|estimado|m, Inter: t- » es|estimada|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » an ironic way to start (often after my) addressing an inferior
    • Dutch: (mijn) Inter: t+ » nl|beste
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|rakas
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|amigo Inter: t+ » es|mío|m, Inter: t+ » es|amiga Inter: t+ » es|mía|f
    • : Inter: qualifier » Spain Inter: t+ » es|majo|m
    • : Inter: qualifier » Mexico Inter: t+ » es|cuate|m, Inter: t+ » es|compadre|m, Inter: qualifier » colloquial compa mío {{m}}, maestro mío {{m}}


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ca: estimat
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: mio, drag
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: kara
    • Inter: ttbc » et: kallis
    • Inter: ttbc » el: Inter: t+ » el|αγαπημένος|m (agapiménos), Inter: t+ » el|αγαπητός|m (agapitós)
    • Inter: ttbc » gn: ayhupára (t-)
    • Inter: ttbc » it: caro
    • Inter: ttbc » id: tersayang, kesayangan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ia: car
  • Inter: ttbc » no: kjær, dyr
  • Inter: ttbc » ang: swǣs (1)
  • Inter: ttbc » es: entrañable Inter: m » f
  • Inter: ttbc » te: ప్రియమైన (priyamaina)
  • Inter: ttbc » th: ที่รัก(teerak)
  • Inter: ttbc » tr: sevgili, sayın, değerli

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A very kind, loving person.
    1. : My cousin is such a dear, always drawing me pictures.
    2. A beloved person
      Synonyms
      * Inter: sense » kind loving person darling
      Derived terms
      * oh dear!
      Translations
      Inter: trans-top » a very kind, loving person

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|любим|m, Inter: t+ » bg|възлюбен|m
  • Dutch: lieverd, schat
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kullannuppu

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Liebchen|n, Inter: t- » de|Liebste|f, Inter: t- » de|Liebster|m, Inter: t- » de|Teuerste|f, Inter: t- » de|Teuerster|m
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|душка|m|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=dúška|alt=ду́шка


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » beloved#noun|beloved

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: obsolet » e To endear.
    1. : Inter: rfquotek » Shelton

      Etymology 2

      Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » dere|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » deor|dēor|lang=ang. Cognate with the above

      Adjective

      Inter: en-ad » j


  • Severe(ly affected), sore
    Translations
    Inter: trans-see » sore

    Statistics

    * Inter: rank » friend|herself|year|295|dear|high|above|received

    Anagrams

    * DARE, dare, 'eard, rade, Read, read

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    Category: Category:en:Terms of endearment -

    Irish

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » dʲaɾˠ|lang=ga

    Verb

    Inter: ga-verb » pres=dearann|fut=dearfaidh|vn=dearadh|pp=deartha
  • To draw (design).

    Conjugation

    Inter: ga-conj-1a » d|ea|r|broad

    Mutation

    Inter: ga mut cons » d|ear

  • Translation: ar » dear
    Translation: cs » dear
    Translation: cy » dear
    Translation: de » dear
    Translation: et » dear
    Translation: el » dear
    Translation: es » dear
    Translation: fa » dear
    Translation: fr » dear
    Translation: ko » dear
    Translation: hy » dear
    Translation: hr » dear
    Translation: io » dear
    Translation: it » dear
    Translation: kn » dear
    Translation: kk » dear
    Translation: ku » dear
    Translation: lo » dear
    Translation: li » dear
    Translation: hu » dear
    Translation: mg » dear
    Translation: ml » dear
    Translation: my » dear
    Translation: nl » dear
    Translation: ja » dear
    Translation: no » dear
    Translation: pl » dear
    Translation: ru » dear
    Translation: sm » dear
    Category: simple:dear -
    Translation: fi » dear
    Translation: sv » dear
    Translation: ta » dear
    Translation: tr » dear
    Translation: uk » dear
    Translation: vi » dear
    Translation: zh » dear