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Is dear a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word dear is a Scrabble US word. The word dear is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

D2E1A1R1

Is dear a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word dear is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

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Valid words made from Dear

You can make 23 words from 'dear' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'dear'

ARED 5DARE 5
DEAR 5EARD 5
RADE 5READ 5

3 letters words from 'dear'

ARD 4ARE 3
DAE 4EAR 3
ERA 3RAD 4
RED 4 

2 letters words from 'dear'

AD 3AE 2
AR 2DA 3
DE 3EA 2
ED 3ER 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of dear

dear edar daer ader eadr aedr dera edra drea rdea erda reda dare adre drae rdae arde rade eard aerd erad read ared raed

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word dear. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in dear.

Definitions and meaning of dear

dear

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɪɹ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪə/
  • (Scotland) IPA(key): /diːɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(r)
  • Homophones: deer, Deere

Etymology 1

From Middle English dere, from Old English dīere (of great value or excellence, expensive, beloved), from Proto-Germanic *diurijaz (dear, precious, expensive). Cognate with Scots dere, deir (of great value or worth, highly valued, precious, beloved), Saterland Frisian djuur (precious, dear, costly, expensive), Dutch duur (costly, precious), German teuer (costly, precious), Danish dyr (expensive), Swedish dyr (expensive), Norwegian dyr (expensive), Icelandic dýr (expensive).

Adjective

dear (comparative dearer, superlative dearest)

  1. (generally dated) High in price; expensive.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant Of Venice, Act IV Scene 1
      There's more depends on this than on the value.
      The dearest ring in Venice will I give you,
      And find it out by proclamation:
      Only for this, I pray you, pardon me.
    • 1902, Briquettes as Fuel in Foreign Countries (report of the United States Bureau of Foreign Commerce):
      This water is sold for 50 cents per ton, which is not dear under the circumstances.
    • 1966, The Beatles, When I'm Sixty-Four
      Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear.
  2. Loved; lovable.
    • So this was my future home, I thought! [] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  3. Lovely; kind.
  4. Loving, affectionate, heartfelt
  5. Precious to or greatly valued by someone.
  6. A formal way to start (possibly after my) addressing somebody at the beginning of a letter, memo etc.
  7. A formal way to start (often after my) addressing somebody one likes or regards kindly.
  8. An ironic way to start (often after my) addressing an inferior.
  9. (obsolete) Noble.
Derived terms
Related terms
  • darling
Translations

Noun

dear (plural dears)

  1. A very kind, loving person.
    My cousin is such a dear, always drawing me pictures.
  2. A beloved person.
  3. An affectionate, familiar term of address, such as used between husband and wife.
    Pass me the salt, would you dear?
Synonyms
  • (kind loving person): darling
Derived terms
  • oh dear
  • the dear knows
Translations

Verb

dear (third-person singular simple present dears, present participle dearing, simple past and past participle deared)

  1. (obsolete) (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To endear.


Derived terms
  • bedear

Adverb

dear (comparative more dear, superlative most dear)

  1. dearly; at a high price

Interjection

dear

  1. Indicating surprise, pity, or disapproval.
    Dear, dear! Whatever were they thinking?
See also
  • oh dear
  • dear me

Etymology 2

From Middle English dere (fierce, severe, hard, deadly), from Old English dēor, dȳr (brave, bold; severe, dire, vehement), from Proto-Germanic *deuzaz. Cognate with the above

Adjective

dear (comparative more dear, superlative most dear)

  1. Severe, or severely affected; sore.
  2. (obsolete) Fierce.
Translations
References
  • The Middle English Dictionary

Anagrams

  • 'eard, DARE, Dare, Rade, Read, Reda, ared, dare, rade, read

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dʲaɾˠ]

Verb

dear (present analytic dearann, future analytic dearfaidh, verbal noun dearadh, past participle deartha)

  1. To draw (design).

Conjugation

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • costly.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)