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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dear /ˈdɪr/
 親愛的人(a.)親愛的,昂貴的,嚴厲的,急迫的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dear a. [Compar. Dearer superl. Dearest ]
 1. Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.
    The cheapest of us is ten groats too dear.   --Shak.
 2. Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year.
 3. Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious. “Hear me, dear lady.”
    Neither count I my life dear unto myself.   --Acts xx. 24.
    And the last joy was dearer than the rest.   --Pope.
    Dear as remember'd kisses after death.   --Tennyson.
 4. Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention. (a) Of agreeable things and interests.
 [I'll] leave you to attend him: some dear cause
 Will in concealment wrap me up awhile.   --Shak.
    His dearest wish was to escape from the bustle and glitter of Whitehall.   --Macaulay.
 (b) Of disagreeable things and antipathies.
    In our dear peril.   --Shak.
 Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven
 Or ever I had seen that day.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dear, n. A dear one; lover; sweetheart.
    That kiss I carried from thee, dear.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dear, adv. Dearly; at a high price.
    If thou attempt it, it will cost thee dear.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dear, v. t. To endear. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dear
      adj 1: dearly loved [syn: beloved, darling]
      2: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good
         friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear" [syn:
          good, near]
      3: earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their
         success"; "heartfelt condolences" [syn: devout, earnest,
          heartfelt]
      4: having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced
         merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey
         restaurant" [syn: costly, dear(p), high-priced, pricey,
          pricy]
      n 1: a beloved person; used as terms of endearment [syn: beloved,
            dearest, loved one, honey, love]
      2: a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
         [syn: lamb]
      adv 1: with affection; "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her
             affectionately" [syn: dearly, affectionately]
      2: at a great cost; "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost
         him dear" [syn: dearly]