beloved

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

Definition of beloved

  1. :  dearly loved :  dear to the heart our beloved grandmother a beloved public figure

beloved

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Examples of beloved in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of beloved

Middle English, from past participle of beloven to love, from be- + loven to love


First Known Use: 14th century


BELOVED Defined for English Language Learners

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

Definition of beloved for English Language Learners

  • : very much loved : dearly loved


BELOVED Defined for Kids

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

Definition of beloved for Students

  1. :  greatly loved :  very dear a beloved friend



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