dear|est [ˈdıərıst US ˈdır-] n spoken
used when speaking to someone you love

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  • dearest —    Whereas ‘dear’ can be used in a friendly way, ‘dearest’ used alone or as part of a vocative group usually signifies an intimate endearment. In modern usage ‘darling’ would probably be preferred in both cases. Shakespeare has at least one… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • dearest — [[t]dɪ͟ərɪst[/t]] 1) N VOC You can call someone dearest when you are very fond of them. [OLD FASHIONED] What s wrong, my dearest? You look tired. 2) ADJ SUPERL: ADJ n When you are writing to someone you are very fond of, you can use dearest at… …   English dictionary

  • dearest — dear|est1 [ dırəst ] noun OLD FASHIONED used for talking to someone you love: Yes, dearest, you re absolutely right. a. someone s nearest and dearest OFTEN HUMOROUS someone s family and good friends dearest dear|est 2 [ dırəst ] adjective 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dearest — I UK [ˈdɪərəst] / US [ˈdɪrəst] adjective 1) most expensive She bought the dearest dress in the shop. 2) old fashioned used in front of the name of someone you love at the beginning of a letter to them Dearest Jane, Can you ever forgive me? 3)… …   English dictionary

  • Dearest — Dear Dear (d[=e]r), a. [Compar. {Dearer} (d[=e]r [ e]r); superl. {Dearest} (d[=e]r [e^]st).] [OE. dere, deore, AS. de[ o]re; akin to OS. diuri, D. duur, OHG. tiuri, G. theuer, teuer, Icel. d[=y]rr, Dan. & Sw. dyr. Cf. {Darling}, {Dearth}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dearest — [ˈdɪərəst] adj 1) most expensive 2) used about something that you want or hope for more than anything else her dearest wish[/ex] 3) Dearest old fashioned used in front of the name of someone you love at the beginning of a letter to them …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • dearest — adj. Dearest is used with these nouns: ↑wish …   Collocations dictionary

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