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Definition of Dear

Dear

  1. Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.
  2. Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year.
  3. Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.
  4. Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention.
  5. Of agreeable things and interests.
  6. Of disagreeable things and antipathies.
  7. A dear one; lover; sweetheart.
  8. Dearly; at a high price.
  9. To endear.

Dear Quotations

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
Samuel Johnson

Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings.
Mahavira

I don't need the money, dear. I work for art.
Maria Callas

Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
William Shakespeare
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Dear Translations

dear in Afrikaans is geag, duur
dear in Dutch is geacht, gezien
dear in Finnish is kallis
dear in French is cher
dear in German is liebe, lieb, lieb, lieber, sehr geehrte
dear in Italian is caro
dear in Latin is carus
dear in Portuguese is caro
dear in Spanish is estimado, caro
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