Word:

Dear

Pronunciation: dēr
a.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.
Neither count I my life dear unto myself.
- Acts xx. 24.
Dear as remember'd kisses after death.
- Tennyson.
4.Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention.
5.Of disagreeable things and antipathies.
In our dear peril.
- Shak.
n.1.A dear one; lover; sweetheart.
That kiss I carried from thee, dear.
- Shak.
adv.1.Dearly; at a high price.
If thou attempt it, it will cost thee dear.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To endear.
Noun1.Deardear - a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
2.dear - a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
Synonyms: lamb
Adj.1.dear - dearly loved
Synonyms: beloved, darling
2.dear - with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
Synonyms: near, good
3.dear - earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"
4.dear - having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant"
Adv.1.dear - with affection; "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her affectionately"
2.dear - at a great cost; "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost him dear"
Synonyms: dearly
admired, adored, affectionate, angel, at a premium, at great cost, at great expense, at heavy cost, babe, baby, baby-doll, beloved object, beyond price, buttercup, cherished, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, crush, dear one, dear-bought, dearly, dearly beloved, deary, devoted, doll, doting, duck, duckling, fancy, favored, favorite, fond, golden, good as gold, heartthrob, held dear, high, hon, honey, honey bunch, honey child, honored, inestimable, invaluable, lamb, lambkin, light of love, love, 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, venerated, well-beloved, well-liked, white-haired, worthy
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