dear

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dear is part of the Basic English 850.
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dear is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
dear

Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
dear

Comparative
dearer

Superlative
dearest

  1. Dear is something that is precious or greatly valued to someone. They love the thing or the person.
    My large stamp collection is very dear to me.
    Dear George, Thank you for your letter of August 1.
  2. Dear is something very expensive. It has a highr price; costs a lot of money.
    That diamond ring is too dear -- we can't buy it.

Noun[change]

Singular
dear

Plural
dears

  1. A kind, loving person.
    My cousin is my dear because she gives me flowers very often.