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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. dear: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. dear, dear: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. dear: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. dear: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. dear, dear, dear, dear: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. dear: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. dear: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Dear: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. dear: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. dear: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. dear: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. Dear, dear: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. dear: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. dear: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. dear: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. dear: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  17. DEAR, Dear(Shion Miyawaki), Dear...(Fukada Kyoko), Dear... (song), Dear (Shion Miyawaki), Dear (Vivid song), Dear (album), Dear (disambiguation), Dear (manga), Dear (surname), Dear: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Dear: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. dear: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. dear: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. dear: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. dear: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. dear: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  24. Dear: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  25. dear: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  26. dear: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  27. dear: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  28. Dear, dear: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  29. dear: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  30. dear: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. DEAR: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. dear: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. dear: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. dear: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. DEAR: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  2. DEAR: AbbreviationZ [home, info]
  3. dear: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Dear: Dublin Slang and Phrasebook [home, info]
  2. dear: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. DEAR: DOD Dictionary of Military Terms: Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (dear)

noun:  a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
noun:  a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
adjective:  earnest ("One's dearest wish")
adjective:  with or in a close or intimate relationship ("My sisters and brothers are near and dear")
adjective:  dearly loved
adverb:  at a great cost ("He paid dearly for the food")
adverb:  with affection ("She loved him dearly")
name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #6498)

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Phrases that include dear:   for dear life, dear john, dear bought, cost dear, hold someone/something dear, more...

Words similar to dear:   costly, affectionately, beloved, darling, dearer, dearest, dearing, dearly, dearness, devout, earnest, good, heartfelt, high-priced, honey, lamb, love, near, pricey, pricy, more...

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