Dear

English vocabulary and translations (See all)

Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons for free.

Definition

Dear Mr. Delavigne: To, for Mr. Delavigne (at the beginning of a letter)
noun, adjective
It's nice to see you again my dear. It's nice to see you again my love, my darling.

My dearest Luna: My darling, my sweet, my cherished Luna
noun, adjective

My dear: My sweet, my darling, my love
idiom
Note that 'dear' can also mean 'expensive'.

Examples

  • "Dear Bruno"
  • "My dearest Edward"
  • "Brian: (thinking) Oh dear, Bruno sounds angry!"
  • "To all of us everywhere, a Merry Christmas to us all, my dears."
  • "Dear Brian"
  • "Dear staff"
  • "Dear all"
  • "Dearest Bruno"

Still having difficulties with 'Dear'? Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment.


Do you have smart way of remembering 'Dear'? Share it with us!