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Dear

Dear appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Dear mother,
    give your other udder
    to my other brother.
  • Deer, deer, oh dear, oh dear,
    your career as a deer is over here
    no, no, oh no, although
    your career as a skellytun's begun.
    (the Roadkill Song)

Dear appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Rae, don’t list silt… no, dear.
  • Rae, don’t cart a tract… no, dear.
  • Rae, don’t relay a D-Day alert… no, dear.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dear:

belovedhoneydearlamblove

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective dear:

darlingcostlydearneargood

Dear is sometimes a misspelling of dare, deer or dinner.

The word dear is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective dear

What does dear mean as an attribute of a noun?

Dear is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: dearer | dearest

  1. dearly loved
  2. with or in a close or intimate relationship
    • example: my sisters and brothers are near and dear
    • synonyms of dear: good / near
    • similar: close
  3. sincerely earnest
  4. having a high price
    • example: much too dear for my pocketbook
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonyms of dear: costly / high-priced / pricey / pricy
    • similar: expensive

Alternative definition of the adjective dear

adjective

  1. Loved; lovable.
  2. Loving, affectionate, heartfelt
  3. Precious to or greatly valued by someone.
  4. High in price; expensive.
  5. A formal way to start (possibly after my) addressing somebody at the beginning of a letter, memo etc.
  6. A formal way to start (often after my) addressing somebody one likes or regards kindly.
  7. An ironic way to start (often after my) addressing an inferior.
  8. [obsolete] noble
  9. Severe(ly affected), sore

Definition of the adverb dear

What does dear mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. with affection
  2. at a great cost
    • example: this cost him dear
    • synonym of dear: dearly

Definition of the noun dear

What does dear mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dears

  1. a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of dear: beloved / dearest / honey / love
    • more generic word: lover = a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
  2. a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)

Alternative definition of the noun dear

noun

  1. A very kind, loving person.
  2. A beloved person

Groups

  1. Dear is a musical group.
    • also known as Dear Japanese
    • albums: "Melody", "最高の夜を / Shine", "涙 きえるまで", "Spoof?", "Pure 〜この空の下で", "After the Rain", "WORLDWIDE LOVE ~愛こそすべて~", "OVER DAYS", "綺麗な君の愛し方", "Song for…"
  2. Dear is a musical group.
    • members:
    • albums: "Billy B", "Nice Noizy Toys"

There are other groups with in their name, like Dear..., Oh Dear, Oh Dear!, oh! dear, Dear Jack, Dear Jane, Dear Nora, Dear Wolf, Dear Cloud, Dear Enemy, Dear Jayne, Dear Leader, Dear Loving, Dear Reader, Dear Violet, Dear Ephesus, Dear Eskiimo, Dear Tonight, Dear Whoever and My Dear Ella.

Business

Dear a.k.a. Dear. is a record label.

Music

  1. "Dear" a.k.a. "Dear...": "Dear…" is May J.'s second solo single, released May 30, 2007. The A-side is described as a high quality ballad full of bitter-sweet sadness. The song was produced by Ryoji of Ketsumeishi. The single features a remix of the previous single, "Here We Go", much in the vein that "Here We Go" contained a remix of "My Girls". This release is May J.'s lowest charting ever, singles and albums included.
  2. "Dear" a.k.a. "Dear..." is an album from Sachi Tainaka that was released on March 7, 2007.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  3. "Dear" is the thirty-third single by Japanese singer Mika Nakashima, released on April 27, 2011. It peaked at number 8 in the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart, and sold over 25,000 copies. In May 2011, the song was certified Gold by the RIAJ for digital downloads of over 100,000.
    • released on
  4. "Dear" is a musical album of Keaton Henson.
    • also known as Dear...
    • released on (4 years ago)
  5. "DEAR" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  6. "Dear" is the first mini-album from Shion Miyawaki under the label Rhythm Zone. The album failed to chart on the Oricon chart. This mini-album includes a collaboration song with DJ MAKAI.
  7. "Dear" a.k.a. "Dear…": Dear...
  8. "Dear" is the second single released by ViViD, release a month after their debut single "Take-off". It was first released in CD+DVD only format and it features their first PV. When it sold-out, a CD version was released on February 1, 2010. The CD+DVD release is limited, having only 3,000 copies. The single reached #2 on the indies Oricon weekly chart and #44 on the over charts where it charted for a week; it has sold 2,023 copies.
  9. "DEAR" is a musical album of Hideaki Tokunaga.
    • released on (26 years ago)
  10. "Dear" a.k.a. "Dear..." is a musical album of Dream.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  11. "Dear" is a musical album of Seiko Matsuda.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  12. "Dear" a.k.a. "Dear"" is a musical EP of Yū Hayami.
    • released on (31 years ago)
  13. "Dear" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  14. "Dear" is a musical single of Vivid.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  15. "Dear" a.k.a. "dear..." is a musical single of K.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  16. "Dear" a.k.a. "DEAR…" is a musical single of NISSIN.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  17. "Dear" a.k.a. "Dear..." is a musical single of YAK..
  18. "dear" is a musical album of TUT1026.
    • released on
  19. "Dear" a.k.a. "Dear…" is a composition.
  20. "Dear" is a musical album of 呂方.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  21. "Dear" is a musical album of Yuji Toriyama.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  22. "Dear" a.k.a. "Dear..." is a musical single of May J..
    • released on (7 years ago)

Miscellanea

dear is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Cocoa Fujiwara. It was first serialized in the shōnen manga magazine Monthly Gangan Wing in June 2002, published by Square Enix. Currently, twelve volumes have been released in Japan. dear is set in the same world as Fujiwara's other work, Watashi no Ookami-san.

Phrases with Dear

Phrases starting with the word Dear:

  1. Dear Me
  2. Dear Sir
  3. Dear Lord
  4. Dear John Letter

Phrases ending with the word Dear:

  1. Oh Dear
  2. hold dear

Other phrase containing the word Dear:

  1. for dear life

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dear

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Google previewThe New American Webster Handy College Dictionary (2006)

Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead

Dear Mr. (Mrs., Ms., Miss) (surname): CONSUL Address Mr. (Mrs., Ms., Miss) (full name) American Consul al (place) Salutation Dear Sir (Madam): Dear Mr. (Mrs., Ms., Miss) (surname): DEACON Address ...

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Quotes about Dear

Oh my dear
Oh my dear

When your tear
Becomes my tear

Then our smile
Looks so near

Oh my dear
Oh my dear. (Abhinaba Sen)
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Scrabble value of D2E1A1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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