IN LETTERS › used at the beginning of a letter, before the name of the person you are writing to
sayın Dear Amy Dear Mrs Simpson Dear Sir/Madam642
LIKED [always before noun] › A dear person is someone who you know and like very much.
sevgili, tatlı my dear Peter He's one of my dearest friends.939
EXPENSIVE UK › expensive
pahalı I wouldn't buy anything there, it's far too dear.1424
dear to sb/sb's heart › If something is dear to someone or dear to their heart, it is very important to them.
biri için değerli, sevgili, kıymetli The charity was very dear to his heart.939