- Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.
- Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year.
- Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.
- Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention.
- Of agreeable things and interests.
- Of disagreeable things and antipathies.
- A dear one; lover; sweetheart.
- Dearly; at a high price.
- To endear.