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be·lov·ed

 (bĭ-lŭv′ĭd, -lŭvd′)
adj.
Dearly loved.

[Middle English biloved, past participle of beloven, to love : bi-, be- + loven, to love; see love.]

be·lov′ed n.

beloved

(bɪˈlʌvɪd; -ˈlʌvd)
adj
dearly loved
n
a person who is dearly loved, such as a wife or husband

be•lov•ed

(bɪˈlʌv ɪd, -ˈlʌvd)

adj.
1. greatly loved; dear to the heart.
n.
2. a person who is beloved.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beloved - a beloved personbeloved - a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
Adj.1.beloved - dearly lovedbeloved - dearly loved        
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"

beloved

1.
adjective dear, loved, valued, prized, dearest, sweet, admired, treasured, precious, darling, worshipped, adored, cherished, revered He lost his beloved wife last year.
noun
1. darling, love, sweet, lover, angel, loved one, sweetheart, truelove, dear one, inamorata or inamorato He takes his beloved in his arms.

beloved

adjective
Regarded with much love and tenderness:
noun
A person who is much loved:
Informal: sweetie.
Idiom: light of one's life.
Translations
حبيبمَحْبوب، عَزيزمَعْشوق، حَبيب
milovanýmilýdrahýmilá
elskedehøjt elsket
rakasrakastettu
szeretettszíve választottja
ástkærástvinur
mylimasmylimasis
mīļotāmīļotaismīļots
ukochanaukochaneukochany
milovaný
canı gibi sevdiğiçok sevilen kişisevgili

beloved

[bɪˈlʌvɪd]
A. ADJquerido (by, of por) my dearly beloved brethrenmis queridos hermanos ...
B. Nquerido/a m/f, amado/a m/f

beloved

[bɪˈlʌvɪd bɪˈlʌvd]
adjbien-aimé(e), chéri(e)
nbien-aimé(e) m/f

beloved

adjgeliebt; memorylieb, teuer
nGeliebte(r) mf; dearly beloved (Rel) → liebe Brüder und Schwestern im Herrn

beloved

[bɪˈlʌvɪd] adj & nadorato/a

beloved

(biˈlavid) adjective
much loved. my beloved country.
noun
a person very dear to one. My beloved left me for another.
References in classic literature ?
Quite by accident, of course, some pretty, easy music lay on the piano, and with trembling fingers and frequent stops to listen and look about, Beth at last touched the great instrument, and straightway forgot her fear, herself, and everything else but the unspeakable delight which the music gave her, for it was like the voice of a beloved friend.
you cannot deceive me," and Mademoiselle approached her beloved instrument and began to play.
With joyful pleasure do I consent', said David, adjusting his iron-rimmed spectacles, and producing his beloved little volume, which he immediately tendered to Alice.
The idea of a beloved wife and family, and their anxiety upon the account of my absence and exposed situation, made sensible impressions on my heart.
But I shall watch over his welfare as if he were my own beloved brother; nor do I at all despair, my dear cousin, of constraining both him and you to acknowledge your injustice.
So, with lightsome hearts and the happy consciousness of being usefully employed -- in their own behalf at least, if not for our beloved country -- these good old gentlemen went through the various formalities of office.
Our master and mistress were respected and beloved by all who knew them; they were good and kind to everybody and everything; not only men and women, but horses and donkeys, dogs and cats, cattle and birds; there was no oppressed or ill-used creature that had not a friend in them, and their servants took the same tone.
Ah, brave, manly heart,--smothering thine own sorrow, to comfort thy beloved ones
Sir, said Launcelot, I may as well find in my heart for to forbear him at this time, for he hath had travail enough this day, and when a good knight doth so well upon some day, it is no good knight's part to let him of his worship, and, namely, when he seeth a knight hath done so great labour; for peradventure, said Sir Launcelot, his quarrel is here this day, and peradventure he is best beloved with this lady of all that be here, for I see well he paineth himself and enforceth him to do great deeds, and therefore, said Sir Launcelot, as for me, this day he shall have the honour; though it lay in my power to put him from it, I would not.
Toward morning, while the old man sat exhausted and asleep in his chair where he had been sitting before his books as one who watches by his beloved dead and prints the features on his memory for a solace in the aftertime of empty desolation, his daughter sprang into the room and gently woke him, saying--
He was respected, esteemed, and beloved by all of the community.
Rebecca mounted the back stairs wearily, closed the door of her bedroom, and took off the beloved pink gingham with trembling fingers.