Definition of dear
- a dear friend
- Our friendship is very dear to me.
- ran for dear life
- dear Sir
- our dearest prayers
Be a dear and take this for me.
: with love and respect
—used to address someone you love
: a kind and helpful person
—used especially to express surprise, fear, or disappointment
What made you want to look up dear? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
investment of mental or emotional energy
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