beloved [bi luv′id, -luvd′]
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The definition of beloved is someone or something that is loved dearly.
The way a mother feels about her baby is an example of beloved.
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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Origin: Middle English biloved ; from biloven: see be and amp; love
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Origin: Middle English biloved, past participle of beloven, to love : bi-, be- + loven, to love; see Love .