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Definitions for beloved
bɪˈlʌv ɪd, -ˈlʌvdbeloved

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love(adj)

    a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

  2. beloved, darling, dear(adj)

    dearly loved

Wiktionary

  1. beloved(Noun)

    someone who is loved; something that is loved

  2. beloved(Adjective)

    loved

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beloved

    of Belove

  2. Beloved

    greatly loved; dear to the heart

  3. Beloved(noun)

    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
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say beloved in sign language?

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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. Muriel Bowser:

    This is a great franchise with a great history that's beloved in history and it deserves a name that reflects the affection that we feel for the team.

  2. 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.

  3. Jessica Donaghy:

    The winners of the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards encapsulate some of the year's biggest trends in publishing, from a Tumblr poet to a YouTube star's memoir and from one of the fastest selling debut books in publishing history to the return of one of the most beloved authors in America.

  4. Scott Feinberg:

    She's playing beloved Hollywood royalty.

  5. Johann von Goethe:

    A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-latern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next.

Images & Illustrations of beloved

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