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dear

US [dɪr]
UK [dɪə(r)]
  • adj.亲爱的;宝贵的;珍视的;(用于信函抬头的名字或头衔前)亲爱的
  • n.仁慈的人;可爱的人;(称呼所爱的人)亲爱的;乖乖
  • adv.高价地;昂贵地
  • int.(惊奇、不安、烦恼、担忧等时说)啊
  • Web昂贵的;高价的
Comparative Degree:dearer  Superlative:dearest  Plural Form:dears  
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adj.
1.
亲爱的;宝贵的;珍视的loved by or important to sb
He's one of my dearest friends.
他是我最亲密的朋友之一。
Her daughter is very dear to her.
她的女儿是她心爱的宝贝。
2.
(用于信函抬头的名字或头衔前)亲爱的used at the beginning of a letter before the name or title of the person that you are writing to
Dear Sir or Madam
亲爱的先生╱女士
Dear Mrs Jones
亲爱的琼斯太太
3.
[nubn]
昂贵;价格高expensive; costing a lot of money
Everything's so dear now, isn't it?
现在什么东西都那么贵,是不是?
IDM
Dear old Sue! I knew she'd help.
亲爱的休啊!我知道她会帮忙的。
Their baby's a dear little thing.
他们的宝宝真是个小乖乖。
dear old/little…
(表示亲昵喜爱)亲爱的used to describe sb in a way that shows affection
Dear old Sue! I knew she'd help.
亲爱的休啊!我知道她会帮忙的。
Their baby's a dear little thing.
他们的宝宝真是个小乖乖。
He had destroyed everything we held dear.
他把我们珍视的一切都给毁了。
hold sb/sth dear
非常关心;十分看重;极为珍视to care very much for sb/sth; to value sb/sth highly
He had destroyed everything we held dear.
他把我们珍视的一切都给毁了。
int.
1.
(惊奇、不安、烦恼、担忧等时说)啊,哎呀,糟糕,天哪used in expressions that show that you are surprised, upset, annoyed or worried
Oh dear ! I think I've lost my purse!
糟糕,我可能把钱包给丢了!
Oh dear ! What a shame.
天哪,太可惜啦!
Dear me ! What a mess!
哎呀,真是一团糟!
Dear oh dear ! What are you going to do now?
哎呀呀,你现在怎么办呢?
n.
1.
(informal)
仁慈的人;可爱的人a kind person
Isn't he a dear?
他不是很可爱吗?
Be a dear and fetch me my coat.
劳驾把外套给我拿来。
2.
(称呼所爱的人)亲爱的used when speaking to sb you love
Would you like a drink, dear?
喝点什么吗,亲爱的?
Come here, my dear.
上这儿来,亲爱的。
3.
(对较年轻的人或孩子说话时用)亲爱的,乖乖used when speaking to sb in a friendly way, for example by an older person to a young person or a child
What's your name, dear?
你叫什么名字,亲爱的?
adv.
1.
高价地;昂贵地at a high price
to buy cheap and sell dear
贱买贵卖

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