What does beloved mean?

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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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Belovedparticiple.

    It is observable, that, though the participle be of very frequent use, the verb is seldom or never admitted; Loved; dear.

    Etymology: from belove, derived of love.

    I think, it is not meet,
    Mark Anthony, so well belov’d of Cæsar,
    Should outlive Cæsar. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    In likeness of a dove
    The spirit descended, while the father’s voice
    From heav’n pronounc’d him his beloved son. John Milton, Paradise Regained, b. i. l. 32.

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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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. Bhartrihari:

    What is the most profitable? Fellowship with the good. What is the worst thing in the world? The society of evil men. What is the greatest loss? Failure in one?s duty. Where is the greatest peace? In truth and righteousness. Who is the hero? The man who subdues his senses. Who is the best beloved? The faithful wife. What is wealth? Knowledge. What is the most perfect happiness? Staying at home.

  2. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    Nothing crushes the soul of a father more than the loss of the beloved son he failed to lavish his love on.”

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.

  4. Cynthia Nixon:

    I disagree, the show became so beloved — reruns for all those years. … I feel like people have watched it, and they know it so well, inside and out.

  5. Margaret Fuller:

    Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.

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