Definition of beloved
: dearly loved : dear to the heart our beloved grandmother a beloved public figure
Examples of beloved in a Sentence
He is a beloved public figure.
an actor beloved by millions of fans
one of the city's most beloved buildings
Recent Examples of beloved from the Web
The Connecticut family said a black bear killed and ate one of their beloved donkeys on May 21.
But now Huey is back as the star in the stage version of the beloved 1989 Disney film about a mermaid who dreams of being human.
Indeed, as often is the case in looted Holocaust-era art, even after establishing the provenance of an artwork, the aggrieved owners may receive a measure of recompense but not the beloved — and often valuable — cultural object taken from them.
Barbra Streisand is mourning the loss of her beloved dog, Sammie.
Residents of Humboldt County are outraged at the shooting death of a beloved zebra who was a familiar sight along with his mate and their offspring.
Then, his wife and stepdaughter would take his body home and lay it out in his beloved garden for two days.
The soul of our beloved City is deeply rooted in a history that has evolved over thousands of years; rooted in a diverse people who have been here together every step of the way – for both good and for ill.
While those features made the Dingo beloved by those daring enough to make use of them, the Dingo also launched with a few other quirks that were less adored.
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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
Definition of beloved for English Language Learners
: very much loved : dearly loved
BELOVED Defined for Kids
Definition of beloved for Students
: greatly loved : very dear a beloved friend
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