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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

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
Vince Lombardi

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

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry

Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won't feel so thankful then.
Garrison Keillor

Whenever I want to laugh, I read a wonderful book, 'Children's Letters to God.' You can open it anywhere. One I read recently said, 'Dear God, thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.'
Maya Angelou
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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