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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dear  \Dear\,  n. 
  A  dear  one  lover;  sweetheart. 
 
  That  kiss  I  carried  from  thee,  dear.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dear  \Dear\,  adv 
  Dearly;  at  a  high  price. 
 
  If  thou  attempt  it  it  will  cost  thee  dear.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dear  \Dear\,  v.  t. 
  To  endear.  [Obs.]  --Shelton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dear  \Dear\,  a.  [Compar.  {Dearer};  superl.  {Dearest}.]  [OE. 
  dere,  deore,  AS  de['o]re;  akin  to  OS  diuri,  D.  duur,  OHG. 
  tiuri,  G.  theuer  teuer,  Icel.  d?r,  Dan.  &  Sw  dyr.  Cf 
  {Darling},  {Dearth}.] 
  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. 
  ``Hear  me  dear  lady.''  --Shak. 
 
  Neither  count  I  my  life  dear  unto  myself.  --Acts  xx 
  24. 
 
  And  the  last  joy  was  dearer  than  the  rest.  --Pope. 
 
  Dear  as  remember'd  kisses  after  death.  --Tennyson. 
 
  4.  Hence  close  to  the  heart;  heartfelt;  present  in  mind; 
  engaging  the  attention. 
  a  Of  agreeable  things  and  interests. 
 
  [I'll]  leave  you  to  attend  him:  some  dear  cause 
  Will  in  concealment  wrap  me  up  awhile.  --Shak. 
 
  His  dearest  wish  was  to  escape  from  the  bustle 
  and  glitter  of  Whitehall.  --Macaulay. 
  b  Of  disagreeable  things  and  antipathies. 
 
  In  our  dear  peril.  --Shak. 
 
  Would  I  had  met  my  dearest  foe  in  heaven  Or  ever 
  I  had  seen  that  day  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dear 
  adj  1:  dearly  loved  [syn:  {beloved},  {darling}] 
  2:  with  or  in  a  close  or  intimate  relationship;  "a  good 
  friend";  "my  sisters  and  brothers  are  near  and  dear"  [syn: 
  {good},  {near}] 
  3:  earnest;  "one's  dearest  wish";  "devout  wishes  for  their 
  success";  "heartfelt  condolences"  [syn:  {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}, 
  {dearest},  {loved  one},  {honey},  {love}] 
  2:  a  sweet  innocent  mild-mannered  person  (especially  a  child) 
  [syn:  {lamb}] 
  adv  1:  with  affection;  "she  loved  him  dearly";  "he  treats  her 
  affectionately"  [syn:  {dearly},  {affectionately}] 
  2:  at  a  great  cost;  "he  paid  dearly  for  the  food";  "this  cost 
  him  dear"  [syn:  {dearly}] 




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