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Meaning of dear

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: with affection; "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her
             affectionately" [syn: {dearly}, {affectionately}, {dear}]
      2: at a great cost; "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost
         him dear" [syn: {dearly}, {dear}]
      adj 1: dearly loved [syn: {beloved}, {darling}, {dear}]
      2: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend";
         "my sisters and brothers are near and dear" [syn: {dear},
         {good}, {near}]
      3: earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their
         success"; "heartfelt condolences" [syn: {dear}, {devout},
         {earnest}, {heartfelt}]
      4: having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced
         merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey
         restaurant" [syn: {costly}, {dear(p)}, {high-priced},
         {pricey}, {pricy}]
      n 1: a beloved person; used as terms of endearment [syn:
           {beloved}, {dear}, {dearest}, {honey}, {love}]
      2: a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
         [syn: {lamb}, {dear}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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