Definition of beloved noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

BrE BrE//bɪˈlʌvɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈlʌvɪd//
(old use or literary) a person who is loved very much by somebody It was a gift from her beloved.
Word Originlate Middle English: past participle of obsolete belove ‘be pleasing’, later ‘love’.
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