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)
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