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Most common English words: friend « herself « year « #295: dear » high » above » received

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Middle English dere, from Old English dēore. Cognate with Dutch duur (costly, precious), German teuer (costly, precious), Norwegian dyr, Swedish dyr (expensive).

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Dear (comparative dearer, superlative dearest)
  1. Loved; lovable.
  2. Loving, affectionate, heartfelt
    Such dear embrace tenderly comforts even in this dear sorrow
  3. Precious to or greatly valued by someone.
    The dearer the giver, the dearer the trincket he brings!
  4. High in price; expensive.
    The dearer the jewel, the greater love expressed?
  5. A formal way to start (possibly after my) addressing somebody at the beginning of a letter, memo etc.
    Dear Sir/ Madam/ Miss, please notice our offices will be closed during the following bank holidays:
  6. A formal way to start (often after my) addressing somebody one likes or regards kindly.
    My dear friend, I feel better as soon as you come sit beside my sickbed!
  7. An ironic way to start (often after my) addressing an inferior.
    My dear boy, if your grades don't pick up I won't bounce you on but over my knee!
  8. (obsolete) noble
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Singular
Dear

Plural
Dears

Dear (plural Dears)
  1. A very kind, loving person.
    My cousin is such a dear, always drawing me pictures.
  2. A beloved person
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Middle English dere, from Old English dēor. Cognate with the above

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Dear (comparative more Dear, superlative most Dear)

Positive
Dear

Comparative
more Dear

Superlative
most Dear

  1. Severe(ly affected), sore
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  • IPA: [dʲaɾˠ]

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Dear

  1. To draw (design).

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dear dhear ndear
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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