at a great cost; "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost him dear"
having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant"
with affection; "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her affectionately"
earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"
a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
someone who is adored blindly and excessively
preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
a special loved one
stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking
stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"
sweeten with sugar; "sugar your tea"
a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
informal terms for money
an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain