How Do You Spell DEAR?

Correct spelling for the English word "dear" is [d_ˈiə], [dˈi͡ə], [dˈi‍ə]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of DEAR

  1. Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.

Common Misspellings for DEAR

Below is the list of 356 misspellings for the word "dear".

Usage Examples for DEAR

  1. Oh, my dear, when does Garvington ever mean anything? - "Red Money" by Fergus Hume
  2. " And yet you-" " My dear!" - "In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
  3. Good night, dear boy. - "Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
  4. But, my dear, he will believe it. - "The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
  5. Oh, nothing at all, dear! - "Sisters" by Kathleen Norris

What does dear stand for?

Abbreviation DEAR means:

  1. Data Entry and Reporting
  2. Down East Animal Refuge