Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “beloved”

See all translations

beloved

adjective /bɪˈlʌvd/ formal
loved very much: Her beloved husband died last year. She was forced to leave her beloved Paris and return to Lyon. Eric was a gifted teacher beloved by all those he taught over the years.

beloved

noun uk   /bɪˈlʌv.ɪd/ formal
your beloved someone that you love and who you have a romantic relationship with: He's sending some flowers to his beloved.
Translations of “beloved”
in Spanish adorado…
in French (bien)-aimé…
in German geliebt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 深愛的, 心愛的, 熱愛的…
in Russian любимый…
in Turkish sevilen, sevgili, aziz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 深爱的, 心爱的, 热爱的…
in Polish ukochany…
(Definition of beloved from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of beloved?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “beloved” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More