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dar·ling

 (där′lĭng)
n.
1. A dearly beloved person.
2. One that is greatly liked or preferred; a favorite: "the pride and vanity of the rich, the darlings of fate" (Mario Puzo).
adj.
1. Dearly beloved.
2. Regarded with special favor; favorite: "Metaphysics and poetry ... are my darling studies" (Samuel Taylor Coleridge).
3. Informal Charming or amusing: a darling hat.

[Middle English dereling, from Old English dēorling : dēore, dear + -ling, diminutive suff.]

darling

(ˈdɑːlɪŋ)
n
1. a person very much loved: often used as a term of address
2. a favourite: the teacher's darling.
adj (prenominal)
3. beloved
4. much admired; pleasing: a darling hat.
[Old English dēorling; see dear, -ling1]

Darling

(ˈdɑːlɪŋ)
n
1. (Biography) Alistair (Maclean). born 1953, British Labour politician: Chancellor of the Exchequer (2007–10)
2. (Biography) Grace. 1815–42, English national heroine, famous for her rescue (1838) of some shipwrecked sailors with her father, a lighthouse keeper

dar•ling

(ˈdɑr lɪŋ)

n.
1. a person very dear to another; one dearly loved.
2. one in great favor; a favorite one.
adj.
3. very dear; dearly cherished.
4. cute; lovable.
[before 900; Middle English derling, Old English dēorling]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.darling - a special loved onedarling - a special loved one      
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
chosen - one who is the object of choice; who is given preference; "she was Mama's chosen"
macushla - (an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling
mollycoddle - a pampered darling; an effeminate man
teacher's pet - the teacher's favorite student
2.darling - an Australian riverDarling - an Australian river; tributary of the Murray River
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
Adj.1.darling - dearly loveddarling - dearly loved        
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"

darling

noun
2. favourite, pet, spoilt child, apple of your eye, blue-eyed boy, fair-haired boy (U.S.) He was the darling of the family.
adjective
2. adorable, sweet, attractive, lovely, charming, cute, enchanting, captivating, cutesy (informal, chiefly U.S.) a perfectly darling little house

darling

noun
1. A person who is much loved:
Informal: sweetie.
Idiom: light of one's life.
2. One liked or preferred above all others:
adjective
1. Regarded with much love and tenderness:
2. Given special, usually doting treatment:
3. Informal. Giving great pleasure or delight:
Translations
حبيبحَبيبحَبِيبحبيبةعَزيز
miláčekmilovanýrozkošnýzlatíčkodrahý
elskedeskatyndigkær
kultarakas
dragi
ástkær, eftirlætis-elskaelskanindæl/elskuleg manneskjayndislegur
いとしい人
사랑스러운 사람
meilutismielasismieloji
dārgaisdārgsmīļotaismīļotsmīļš
zlat o
dragadragiljubljenčeksrček
älskling
ที่รัก
bir tanecicihoşhoş kimsesevgili
người yêu dấu

darling

[ˈdɑːlɪŋ]
A. N
1. (gen) → cariño m, querido/a m/f
yes, darlingsí, cariño or querida
come here, darling (to child) → ven aquí, cielo
be a darling andbueno y ...
she's a little darling (child) → es un encanto
2. (= favourite) → preferido/a m/f
the darling of the musesel preferido de las musas
B. ADJ
1. (= beloved) → querido
2. (= lovely) [house, dress] → mono
what a darling dress/house!¡qué vestido más mono/casa más mona!, ¡qué monada de vestido/casa!

darling

[ˈdɑːrlɪŋ]
adjchéri(e)
nchéri(e) m/f
Thank you, darling! → Merci, chéri!
Be a darling and fetch me my glasses
BUT Sois gentil, va me chercher mes lunettes.
She is a darling
BUT C'est un ange.
to be the darling of (= very popular with) → être la coqueluche de
to be sb's darling (= favourite) → être le chouchou de qn(la)(te)

darling

n
Schatz m; (esp child) → Schätzchen nt; he is mother’s darling/the darling of the crowdser ist Mamas Liebling/der Publikumsliebling; she’s a little darlingsie ist ein süßer kleiner Schatz; that cat is a little darlingdiese Katze ist ein liebes kleines Tierchen; be a darling and …sei so lieb or nett und …, sei ein Schatz und …
(form of address) → Liebling m, → Schatz m, → Schätzchen nt
adj cat, dress etcsüß, goldig; wife etclieb; housereizend

darling

[ˈdɑːlɪŋ]
1. n
a.tesoro
he's a little darling → è un amore
be a darling ... (fam) → sii un angelo or un tesoro...
come here darling → vieni qui tesoro
b. (in shops) what can I do for you, darling?desidera, cara?
2. adj (daughter, husband) → caro/a; (dress, house) → adorabile, delizioso/a

darling

(ˈdaːliŋ) noun
1. a dearly loved person (often used as a term of endearment). Is that you, darling ?
2. a lovable person. Mary really is a darling!
adjective
1. much loved. My darling child!
2. lovable; pretty and appealing. What a darling little girl!

darling

حَبِيب miláček skat Liebling αγαπημένος cariño kulta chéri dragi tesoro いとしい人 사랑스러운 사람 lieveling elskling ukochany querido любимый älskling ที่รัก sevgilim người yêu dấu 亲爱的人
References in classic literature ?
Another cat comes after her mice, A cat with a dirty face, But she does not hunt as our darling did, Nor play with her airy grace.
The oldest one was his darling, and was like a right hand to him.
Two darling sons, and a brother, have I lost by savage hands, which have also taken from me forty valuable horses, and abundance of cattle.
He said I was his darling and his comfort and all he had, and that I must take care of myself for his sake, and keep well.
How many miles could you make in those few brief hours, with the darling at your bosom,--the little sleepy head on your shoulder,--the small, soft arms trustingly holding on to your neck?
and the sound of his voice brought her to herself, and she gave a little cry of pleasure and struggled to get up, but couldn't, and the soldiers gathered her up like the tenderest women, and their eyes were wet and they were not ashamed, when they saw her arm dangling; and so were Buffalo Bill's, and when they laid her in his arms he said, 'My darling, how does this come?
I did not intend to go into any detail at all, at first, but it is the failing of the true ceramiker, or the true devotee in any department of brick-a-brackery, that once he gets his tongue or his pen started on his darling theme, he cannot well stop until he drops from exhaustion.
Roxana had heard that phrase somewhere, the fine sound of it had pleased her ear, and as she had supposed it was a name, she loaded it on to her darling.
The darling of his desires was, to be a doctor, but poverty had decreed that he should be nothing higher than a village schoolmaster.
It was our darling wish that you might be attached to each otherand we were persuaded that it was so.
Marianne's ideas were still, at intervals, fixed incoherently on her mother, and whenever she mentioned her name, it gave a pang to the heart of poor Elinor, who, reproaching herself for having trifled with so many days of illness, and wretched for some immediate relief, fancied that all relief might soon be in vain, that every thing had been delayed too long, and pictured to herself her suffering mother arriving too late to see this darling child, or to see her rational.
John no one thwarted, much less punished; though he twisted the necks of the pigeons, killed the little pea-chicks, set the dogs at the sheep, stripped the hothouse vines of their fruit, and broke the buds off the choicest plants in the conservatory: he called his mother "old girl," too; sometimes reviled her for her dark skin, similar to his own; bluntly disregarded her wishes; not unfrequently tore and spoiled her silk attire; and he was still "her own darling.