Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of dear.
  • noun See deer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • obsolete variant of dere, v. t. & n.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Obsolete spelling of dear.

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Examples

  • 851: My name deare Saint, is hatefull to my selfe,

    Romeo and Juliet (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • Wherefore sell you this fish so deare, which is not worth a halfepenny?

    The Golden Asse

  • Wherefore sell you this fish so deare, which is not worth a halfepenny?

    The Golden Asse

  • The Harvard Library owns a seventeenth-century English volume bearing the inscription The bynding of this booke is all that remains of my deare friende Jonas Wright, who was flayed alive by the Wavuma on the Fourth Day of August, 1632.

    The Lampshade

  • In 1664, Dr. Luke Barber, a Maryland physician, who faced a heavy suit for damages, transferred all of his property to two men “in trust to the only use and behoofe” of his “most deare … Wife Elizabeth … and her heyres for ever.”

    A History of American Law

  • In 1664, Dr. Luke Barber, a Maryland physician, who faced a heavy suit for damages, transferred all of his property to two men “in trust to the only use and behoofe” of his “most deare … Wife Elizabeth … and her heyres for ever.”

    A History of American Law

  • In 1664, Dr. Luke Barber, a Maryland physician, who faced a heavy suit for damages, transferred all of his property to two men “in trust to the only use and behoofe” of his “most deare … Wife Elizabeth … and her heyres for ever.”

    A History of American Law

  • Yet thou, false Squire, his fault shalt deare aby,

    Poems and Fragments

  • Yet thou, false Squire, his fault shalt deare aby,

    Poems and Fragments

  • Alas deare Spinelloccio (quoth she) what shall we do?

    The Decameron

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