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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 ?
As they were poor, owing to the amount of milk the children drank, this nurse was a prim Newfoundland dog, called Nana, who had belonged to no one in particular until the Darlings engaged her.
Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you remain like this for ever
Darling won her was this: the many gentlemen who had been boys when she was a girl discovered simultaneously that they loved her, and they all ran to her house to propose to her except Mr.
And now darlings it's time for you to go back or they'll be missing you and then that poor Gardener will get into trouble
They're all like that to you, darling, because you don't belong to Elfland--yet.
Look well at it, my darling," the old man was saying, "and tell me how you like it.
Truly I think it is," said I, kissing my darling, who would be twenty-one to-morrow.
Therefore, when we went upstairs and had waited listening until the clock struck twelve in order that only I might be the first to wish my darling all good wishes on her birthday and to take her to my heart, I set before her, just as I had set before myself, the goodness and honour of her cousin John and the happy life that was in store for for me.
For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE; And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes Of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE; And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride In her sepulchre there by the sea - In her tomb by the side of the sea.
Now, darling Pa, give me your hands that I may fold them together, and do you say after me:--My little Bella.
But, darling, I'm simply sorry, sorry from my heart for you
Dolly, darling, he has spoken to me, but I want to hear it from you: tell me about it.