What does beloved mean?

Definitions for beloved
bɪˈlʌv ɪd, -ˈlʌvdbeloved

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beloved, dear, dearest, honey, loveadjective

    a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

  2. beloved, darling, dearadjective

    dearly loved

Wiktionary

  1. belovednoun

    someone who is loved; something that is loved

  2. belovedadjective

    loved

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beloved

    of Belove

  2. Beloved

    greatly loved; dear to the heart

  3. Belovednoun

    one greatly loved

Freebase

  1. Beloved

    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

  1. Beloved

    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.

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How to pronounce beloved?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beloved in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beloved in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of beloved in a Sentence

  1. Hatice Cengiz:

    Jamal Khashoggi is a martyr for the struggle for democracy and freedom in our part of the world. I want to bury the body of my beloved Jamal -- Jamal Khashoggi -- surrounded by the prayers of his friends and loved ones. I want to know : Where is his body ? i believe that the Saudi regime knows where his body is... I want justice to be served. Not only for those who murdered my beloved Jamal, but for those who organized it and gave the order for it.

  2. Abd Er-Rahman III:

    I have now reigned about 50 years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen.

  3. Randall Woodfin:

    When he tragically lost his daughter Denise in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963, his courage and fortitude fueled our march for peace, may we take comfort in knowing that Chris has reunited with his beloved Denise.

  4. Donica Thomas Varner:

    RACIAL DISPUTE AT BELOVED BAKERY ROILS LIBERAL COLLEGE TOWN The jury also found that the college( not Meredith Raimondo) was guilty of intentional infliction of emotional distress for David Gibson, David Gibson, as well as libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress onhis son. Donica Thomas Varner, the colleges general counsel, said Donica Thomas Varner was disappointed with the verdict and denied the college had defamedthe bakery or its owners. Neither Oberlin College nor Dean Meredith Raimondo defamed a local business or Oberlin College owners, and they never endorsed statements made by others, rather, the college and Dr. Raimondo worked to ensure that students freedom of speech was protected and that the student demonstrations were safe and lawful, and they attempted to help the plaintiffs repair any harm caused by the student protests. AS OBERLIN ACTIVISM FLARED, STUDENTS PUSHED TO BANISH GRADES BELOW C According to one ofthe bakerys attorneys, the verdict sendsa clear message to other educational institutions. I think part of what we did here today is answer the question as to, What are we going to tolerate in our society ?

  5. Russ Boyce:

    He was a beloved member of our community and our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends, we are extremely grateful to our Australian partners for their valiant efforts to save this young Marines life.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. accessory
    • B. disguise
    • C. trigger
    • D. plantation

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