utilized as a polite exclamation, mainly of surprise or stress: oh dear; dear me personally.
Precious; of great value; very esteemed or valued.
Costly; full of price; pricey, either positively, or as compared utilizing the price of other comparable things, or of the identical thing at in other cases or locations: opposed to low priced.
described as high costs in result of scarcity or dearth: since, a dear period.
asking large rates: since, a dear tailor.
Held in tender love or esteem; loved; beloved: as, a dear child; a dear friend
extreme; deep; keen; becoming of a top degree.
Coming from the heart; heartfelt; serious; passionate.
[Obsolete or archaic in senses , and 8.]
Dearly; very tenderly.
At a dear price; at a cost.
An exclamation showing surprise, pity, or any other emotion: made use of definitely or in connection with oh or myself: as, oh dear ! I'm therefore tired; dear me personally ! in which are you currently?