adjective be·loved \bi-ˈləvd, -ˈlə-vəd, bē-\

: very much loved : dearly loved

Full Definition of BELOVED

:  dearly loved :  dear to the heart
beloved noun

Examples of BELOVED

  1. He is a beloved public figure.
  2. an actor beloved by millions of fans
  3. one of the city's most beloved buildings

Origin of BELOVED

Middle English, from past participle of beloven to love, from be- + loven to love
First Known Use: 14th century
BELOVED Defined for Kids


adjective be·lov·ed \bə-ˈlə-vəd, -ˈləvd\

Definition of BELOVED for Kids

:  greatly loved :  very dear <a beloved friend>


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