greatly loved; dear to the heart.
a person who is greatly loved.
At a public hearing, one parent argued that beloved was given a Lexile rating that equates to a 5th-grade reading level.
How Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ Is Taught in Schools Anna Clark October 3, 2012
Shmuley Boteach speaks of abundant, ‘electrifying’ sex, his close liberal friends, and his beloved gay brother.
Why Is Shmuley Boteach Running for Congress as a Republican? Michelle Goldberg March 22, 2012
Paying tribute to such a beloved public figure as Williams seems only natural.
‘Genie, You’re Free’: Suicide Is Not Liberation Russell Saunders August 11, 2014
In this technological tirade, Rooney laments the death of his beloved typewriter, which lasted him 50 years.
The 7 Best Andy Rooney Kvetches The Daily Beast Video November 4, 2011
Tyrion seems innocent—he just saved his beloved Shae by shipping her off to Pentos, and he’s still recovering—but what do we know?
Game of Thrones’ ‘The Lion and the Rose’: Joffrey’s Demented, Shocking Royal Wedding Andrew Romano April 13, 2014
Now the lover is not only unlike his beloved, but he forces himself upon him.
For her sake her beloved sister should be cordially welcomed.
Grace Harlowe’s Return to Overton Campus Jessie Graham Flower
Here she learned that her beloved Amazan had just set sail for Albion.
Voltaire’s Romances Franois-Marie Arouet
It is the falsehood of the silliest poetry to say he defies the image of his beloved.
Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
She insisted on accompanying the children of her beloved mistress to their new home.
A Book For The Young Sarah French
a person who is dearly loved, such as a wife or husband
late 14c., from past participle of verb belove (c.1200), from be- + loven “to love” (see love (v.)). Noun meaning “one who is beloved” is from 1520s.
muddled; confused; dazed. Historical Examples Aye—an’ many’s the time ’twas on me tongue to call her a fool for her trouble, ye was that bewitched an’ bemazed, lad. The Harbor Master Theodore Goodridge Roberts I can see him still staring at me bemazed with his pipe half-way to his mouth, and the open book laid […]
Pierre Jean de [pyer zhahn duh] /pyɛr ʒɑ̃ də/ (Show IPA), 1780–1857, French poet. Historical Examples He did not wait for my answer, but rising, left the room, humming as he went some gay strain of beranger’s. The Professor (AKA Charlotte Bronte) Currer Bell beranger has employed them in most of his songs, and Moore […]
wearing eyeglasses. Contemporary Examples There is a bespectacled born-again waving his hands in the air. Sasha Grey on Her Secret ‘True Detective’ Cameo, ‘Open Windows,’ and the Duke Porn Star Backlash Marlow Stern March 11, 2014 I remember a small, bespectacled man with a kindly nature, more poet than professor. Inside New York’s New Four […]
wearing a wig. Contemporary Examples Someone like Alexander Nemorov might say that they are really portraits of bewigged heads about to roll. Let Them Eat Peanuts Blake Gopnik October 20, 2013 Eighteen bewigged barristers—some of the finest criminal lawyers in the country—were also in attendance. Did David Cameron Snub Obama for Tennis? Peter Jukes September […]