Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Beloved; precious; costly.

Part of speech: noun

One greatly beloved; a darling.

Part of speech: interjection

An exclamation of regret, surprize, etc.

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Usage examples "dear":

  1. You understand, dear, don't you? - "Counsel for the Defense", Leroy Scott.
  2. Do, there's a dear. - "Catherine Booth A Sketch", Colonel Mildred Duff.
  3. I am afraid, my dear, David is right. - "Trading", Susan Warner.