Crossword clues for dear
- Letter starter
- "___ me"
- "___ Abby"
- Result of turning the corner?
- Very expensive
- Prayer starter, often
- Honey or sugar
- Immoderately priced
- With 28-Across, letter opener
- A sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
- Term of affection
- "___ Heart," 1964 song
- TV's "___ John"
- Abby preceder
- "___ Heart," 1964 film
- Hard on the budget
- Like the cost of caviar
- Kind of sir
- Before John
- Word before sir
- Costing much
- "___ Me," Ustinov autobiography
- "_____ Diary..."
- ___ John
- Sugar substitute?
- Having great value
- Not cheap
- Billet-doux beginner
- Start of a diary entry
- "___ Diary ..."
- "My little chickadee"
- Letter opener
- "___ me!"
- Certain bookmark
- Salutation starter
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dear \Dear\, n. A dear one; lover; sweetheart.
That kiss I carried from thee, dear.
Dear \Dear\ (d[=e]r), a. [Compar. Dearer (d[=e]r"[~e]r); superl. Dearest (d[=e]r"[e^]st).] [OE. dere, deore, AS. de['o]re; akin to OS. diuri, D. duur, OHG. tiuri, G. theuer, teuer, Icel. d[=y]rr, Dan. & Sw. dyr. Cf. Darling, Dearth.]
Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.
The cheapest of us is ten groats too dear.
Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year.
Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious. ``Hear me, dear lady.''
Neither count I my life dear unto myself.
--Acts xx. 2
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.
Of agreeable things and interests.
[I'll] leave you to attend him: some dear cause Will in concealment wrap me up awhile.
His dearest wish was to escape from the bustle and glitter of Whitehall.
Of disagreeable things and antipathies.
In our dear peril.
Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven Or ever I had seen that day.
Dear \Dear\, adv. Dearly; at a high price.
If thou attempt it, it will cost thee dear.
Dear \Dear\, v. t.
To endear. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English deore "precious, valuable, costly, loved, beloved," from Proto-Germanic *deurjaz (cognates: Old Saxon diuri, Old Norse dyrr, Old Frisian diore, Middle Dutch dure, Dutch duur, Old High German tiuri, German teuer), ultimate origin unknown. Used interjectorily since 1690s. As a polite introductory word to letters, it is attested from mid-15c. As a noun, from late 14c., perhaps short for dear one, etc.
1 love; 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. adv. (context obsolete English) dearly; at a high price n. 1 A very kind, loving person. 2 A beloved person v
(context obsolete English) To endear. Etymology 2
a. Severe(ly affected), sore
is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Cocoa Fujiwara. It was serialized in Square Enix's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Gangan Wing between the August 2002 and January 2008 issues. Square Enix published 12 tankōbon volumes in Japan. The manga is set in the same world as Fujiwara's other work, Watashi no Ookami-san.
Dear or Dears may refer to:
- dear (manga), a 2002 Japanese manga series by Cocoa Fujiwara
- Dear (album), a 2008 album by Shion Miyawaki
- "Dear" (Mika Nakashima song), 2011
- "Dear" (Vivid song)
- Dear (surname)
- Dear, a salutation
- Drop Everything And Read, a form of school-based recreational reading
- DearS, a 2004 Japanese manga series by Peach-Pit
- Dears (band), a Taiwanese band
- The Dears, a band
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.
The DVD includes a PV of the song Flavor and a memorial video of the 1000 CD project which features the song You're Butterfly.
"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.
"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.
Dear is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Brian Dear (born 1943), English footballer
- Cleveland Dear (1888-1950), American politician
- Greg Dear (born 1963), Australian rules footballer
- Jeremy Dear (21st century), British journalist
- Jim Dear (1910-1981), British sportsperson
- John Dear (21st century), Jesuit priest
- Matthew Dear (born 1979), American music producer
- Nick Dear (born 1955), British screenwriter
- Noach Dear (21st century), American politician
- Paul Dear (born 1966), Australian rules footballer
- William Dear (born 1944), Canadian film director
- William Dear (detective) (21st century), American private investigator
Usage examples of "dear".
Come, grant the Trojans victory after victory till the Achaean armies pay my dear son back, building higher the honor he deserves!
A month before the wedding, during a spell of several weeks when they were unable to see one another because of illness, Adams wrote to her: Oh, my dear girl, I thank heaven that another fortnight will restore you to me--after so long a separation.
Jefferson refused to be drawn out, refused to explain himself, and Adams, accepting this, shifted his focus to other matters much on his mind or dear to his heart.
Her companions were threaded along the trunk behind her, moving easily: the widow Philas apparently indifferent to her surroundings, Farr with his eyecups wide and staring, his mouth wide open and his chest straining at the thin Air, and dear old Adda at the back, his spear clasped before him, his good eye constantly sweeping the complex darkness around them.
Palace of the Memory of the People itself, something for which your department, my dear Aedile, must take a considerable part of the blame.
I could not walk down the street, or take part in ordinary duty or pleasure without being reminded of the dear dead Jane, and of the pleasant aftertime we had dreamed of when she should be restored through my instrumentality to her old quiet home and a life of peace, in which, shielded from every evil, she might devote her days to good deeds and repentance.
Perhaps our dear Sister Claude brings us something more valuable than the good tidings of Alexandrine de Forbin.
Poor dear Aloysia and myself used to pain him by turning his pious intentions to ridicule.
Iris Judiana, I have the honor to present my heart-daughters, the demoiselles Alyce and Marie, children of my dear friend Stevana de Corwyn, the late heiress of Corwyn.
Most of the hysterical antipollution Instant Experts so dearly love their personal wheels that they forgive their dear beasts any nasty stink they may produce.
I say no doubt for I have not seen the poor, dear man since the duel, which his impatience toward Ardea and Hafner rendered in evitable.
He knew perfectly well that armies of atheists and anarchists were roaring applause in the background at his Aristotelian victory over all he held most dear.
He was a bannerless knight, named Julien de Boys-Bourredon, who not having inherited on his estate enough to make a toothpick, and knowing no other wealth than the rich nature with which his dead mother had opportunely furnished him, conceived the idea of deriving therefrom both rent and profit at court, knowing how fond ladies are of those good revenues, and value them high and dear, when they can stand being looked at between two suns.
She rang for the footman and in the transport of her fever she found strength to write the following letter, for she was mastered by one mad desire--to have certainty:-- To Madame la Baronne du Guenic: Dear Mamma,--When you come to Paris, as you allow us to hope you will, I shall thank you in person for the beautiful present by which you and my aunt Zephirine and Calyste wish to reward me for doing my duty.
To Madame la Baronne du Guenic: My dear Daughter,--Your aunt Zephirine and I are lost in conjectures about the dressing-table of which you tell us in your letter.