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Adjective dear has 4 senses
  1. beloved, darling, dear - dearly loved
    Antonym: unloved (indirect, via loved)
  2. dear, good, near - with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
    Antonym: distant (indirect, via close)
  3. dear, devout, earnest, heartfelt - earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"
    Antonym: insincere (indirect, via sincere)
  4. costly, dear, high-priced, pricey, pricy - having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant"
    Antonyms: cheap, inexpensive (indirect, via expensive)
Noun dearest has 1 sense
  1. beloved, dear, dearest, loved one, honey, love - a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    --1 is a kind of lover
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