Origin of belovedMiddle English biloved from biloven: see be and love
A mother and her beloved baby.
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.
Origin of belovedMiddle English biloved past participle of beloven to love bi- be- loven to love ; see love .
(comparative more beloved, superlative most beloved)
- someone who is loved; something that is loved
- But he was much beloved by his family.
- I also knew Mr. Charles Dudley Warner, the most delightful of story-tellers and the most beloved friend, whose sympathy was so broad that it may be truly said of him, he loved all living things and his neighbour as himself.
- My beloved Betsy, my world, was in his hands.
- Her beloved walls stood strong and beautiful, the white stone streaked with peach.
- I had made my beloved poet weep, and I was greatly distressed.