Know Your Next Word : dear

13. dear :

adjective, noun & adverb :

1. beloved or loved

2. (used in the salutation of a letter as an expression of affection or respect or as a conventional greeting)

3. precious in one's regard : cherished

4. a person who is good, kind or generous

5. at a high price

usage :

  • our dearest possessions

  • The silk dress was too dear.

  • That shop is too dear for my budget.

  • a dear price to pay for one's independence

  • You're a dear to help me with the work.

  • This good man was a dear lover and constant practicer of angling.

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