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noun 
  1. A very kind, loving person.
My niece is such a , she's always drawing me pictures.
adjective (dearer, dearest)
  1. love, Loved; lovable.
  2. High in price; expensive.
  3. precious, Precious to or greatly valued by someone.
  4. A formal way of addressing somebody at the beginning of a letter.
  5. A formal way of addressing somebody one likes or regards kindly.
Etymology: (term, dere, lang=enm), from (term, deore, dÄore, lang=ang). Confer Dutch (term, duur, , costly, lang=nl), German (term, teuer, , dear, lang=de) Swedish (term, dyr, , expensive, lang=sv).


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