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Definition of beloved adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    adjective (formal)
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  1. 1
    beloved by/of somebody loved very much by someone; very popular with someone the deep purple flowers so beloved by artists She was beloved by all who knew her.
  2. 2
    [only before noun] loved very much in memory of our dearly beloved son, John They were glad to be back in their beloved Ireland.
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