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dearest Explained

dearest at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['dıərəst]

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

n spoken used when speaking to someone you love//

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

adjective, noun
adjective (old-fashioned)
1 used when writing to sb you love:
'Dearest Nina', the letter began.
2 [usually before noun] that you feel deeply:
It was her dearest wish to have a family.
noun (old-fashioned) used when speaking to sb you love:
Come (my) dearest, let's go home.
IDIOMS see NEAR n.

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

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.

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

dearest
n : a beloved person; used as terms of endearment [syn: {beloved},
{dear}, {loved one}, {honey}, {love}]

dearest at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: term » dear + Inter: term » -est, superlative-forming suffix.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɪəɹɪst/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-dearest.ogg|Audio (US)

    Adjective

    dearest

  • Inter: superlative of » dear
    1. So I, made lame by fortune's dearest spite, / Take all my comfort of thy worth and truth. — William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXXVII

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » superlative of dear

  • Chinese: 最親愛的 / 最亲爱的 (zuì qīn ài de)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|rakkain


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A beloved person; a term of endearment.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » a beloved person; a term of endearment
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|rakkain


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chéri|m, Inter: t+ » fr|chérie|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Synonyms

    * beloved
    • honey
    • darling
    • sweetheart

      Anagrams

      * derates
    • estrade
    • readest
    • redates
    • sedater
    • tasered, Tasered


    Translation: et » dearest
    Translation: fr » dearest
    Translation: ko » dearest
    Translation: li » dearest
    Translation: hu » dearest
    Translation: mg » dearest
    Translation: my » dearest
    Translation: ja » dearest
    Translation: pl » dearest
    Category: simple:dearest -
    Translation: sv » dearest