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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

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

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
Mahatma Gandhi

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

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
Aristotle
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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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