beloved

adjective be·loved \ bi-ˈləvd , -ˈlə-vəd , bē- \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of beloved

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

beloved

noun

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

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Origin and Etymology of beloved

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


BELOVED Defined for English Language Learners

beloved

adjective

Definition of beloved for English Language Learners

  • : very much loved : dearly loved


BELOVED Defined for Kids

beloved

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

Definition of beloved for Students

: greatly loved : very dear a beloved friend


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