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ADJ 亲爱的;可爱的 You use dear to describe someone or something that you feel affection for.
Mrs Cavendish is a dear friend of mine...
At last I am back at my dear little desk.
ADJ-GRADED 对…来说心爱的;在…（心中）宝贵的 If something is dear to you or dear to your heart, you care deeply about it.
His family life was very dear to him...
This is a subject very dear to the hearts of academics up and down the country.
ADJ (用于表示喜爱或带有屈尊俯就意味的称呼中）亲爱的;小… You use dear in expressions such as 'my dear fellow', 'dear girl', or 'my dear Richard' when you are addressing someone whom you know and are fond of. You can also use expressions like this in a rude way to indicate that you think you are superior to the person you are addressing.
Of course, Toby, my dear fellow, of course...
Take as long as you like, dear boy.
ADJ (用于信函抬头的名字或头衔前）亲爱的，尊敬的 Dear is written at the beginning of a letter, followed by the name or title of the person you are writing to.
Dear Peter, I have been thinking about you so much during the past few days...
CONVENTION 尊敬的先生/尊敬的女士(英国英语中用于正式信函的开头，美国英语中则用 Sir 或 Madam) In British English, you begin formal letters with 'Dear Sir' or 'Dear Madam'. In American English, you begin them with 'Sir' or 'Madam'.
'Dear sir,' she began.
N-VOC (用于称呼喜爱的人）亲爱的 You can call someone dear as a sign of affection.
You're a lot like me, dear...
'Good night, my dears,' she called to us as we closed her door behind us.
EXCLAM (表示伤心、失望或吃惊）啊呀，哎哟，天哪 You can use dear in expressions such as 'oh dear', 'dear me', and 'dear, dear' when you are sad, disappointed, or surprised about something.
'Oh dear, oh dear.' McKinnon sighed. 'You, too.'
Outside, Bruce glanced at his watch: 'Dear me, nearly one o'clock.'
N-COUNT 可爱的人;好人 You can call someone a dear when you are fond of them and think that they are nice.
He's such a dear.
ADJ-GRADED 昂贵的;价高的 If you say that something is dear, you mean that it costs a lot of money, usually more than you can afford or more than you think it should cost.
CDs here are much dearer than in the States...
这儿的 CD 价格比美国那边贵多了。
They're too dear.
PHRASE 使…付出巨大代价;使…饱尝苦头 If something that someone does costs them dear, they suffer a lot as a result of it.
Such complacency is costing the company dear.