beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love(adj)
a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
beloved, darling, dear(adj)
someone who is loved; something that is loved
greatly loved; dear to the heart
one greatly loved
Beloved is a novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War, it is inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret Garner, who temporarily escaped slavery during 1856 in Kentucky by fleeing to Ohio, a free state. A posse arrived to retrieve her and her children under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which gave slave owners the right to pursue slaves across state borders. Margaret killed her two-year-old daughter rather than allow her to be recaptured. Beloved's main character, Sethe, kills her daughter and tries to kill her other three children when a posse arrives in Ohio to return them to Sweet Home, the plantation in Kentucky from which Sethe recently fled. A woman presumed to be her daughter, called Beloved, returns years later to haunt Sethe's home at 124 Bluestone Road, Cincinnati. The story opens with an introduction to the ghost: "124 was spiteful. Full of a baby's venom." The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. It was adapted during 1998 into a movie of the same name starring Oprah Winfrey. During 2006 a New York Times survey of writers and literary critics ranked it as the best work of American fiction of the past 25 years.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
be-luvd′, or be-luv′ed, p.adj. much loved, very dear—often compounded with well-; best-, &c.—n. one who is much loved.—adj. Belov′ing (Shak.) = loving.
The numerical value of beloved in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of beloved in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Oh sleep It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
May all people here find inspiration and strength to build a future of reconciliation, justice and peace for all the children of this beloved land.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
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Translations for beloved
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- حبيب, أحبّاء, محبوب, محبوبةArabic
- любим, обичан, любимаBulgarian
- estimat, estimadaCatalan, Valencian
- Liebling, geliebt, Liebchen, Liebe, GeliebteGerman
- αγαπημένος, αγαπητόςGreek
- amatino, amata, amatoEsperanto
- enamorado, amadoSpanish
- دلبر, معشوقه, عزیز, محبوب, یار, دلدار, معشوق, نگار, جانانPersian
- rakas, rakastettuFinnish
- chéri, bien-aimé, amant, amanteFrench
- rùnag, gràdhach, gràdh, leannan, gràdhaichte, rùn, rùinean, ionmhainnScottish Gaelic
- אהוב, אהובהHebrew
- 愛しい, 最愛, 彼氏, 彼, 恋人, 彼女, 親愛, 恋しいJapanese
- შეყვარებული, საყვარელიGeorgian
- نازدار, خۆشهویستKurdish
- cārus, dilectumLatin
- mylimas, mylimaLithuanian
- mīļots, mīļotaLatvian
- beminde, geliefd, geliefde, lief, welbemind, bemindDutch
- bił hinishnáaniiNavajo, Navaho
- ukochany, ukochanaPolish
- drag, iubită, iubit, dragăRomanian
- жела́нный, люби́мый, люби́мая, возлю́бленная, возлю́бленныйRussian
- yêu quý, yêu dấu, người yêuVietnamese
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