beloved Definition

  • 1dearly loved
  • 2greatly cherished

Using beloved: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "beloved" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    My beloved grandmother passed away last year.

  • Example

    The novel is a beloved classic of English literature.

  • Example

    The city's beloved mayor was re-elected for a third term.

  • Example

    I will always cherish the memories of our beloved family dog.

beloved Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for beloved

Phrases with beloved

  • a person who is dearly loved, often used to refer to a romantic partner or spouse


    He proposed to his beloved one on the top of the Eiffel Tower.

  • a child who is greatly cherished and loved by their parents or family members


    The parents were devastated when they lost their beloved child in a car accident.

  • beloved pet

    a pet that is greatly cherished and loved by its owner


    After her beloved cat passed away, she decided to adopt another one from the animal shelter.

Origins of beloved

from Middle English 'beloved', past participle of 'beloven', meaning 'to love'


Summary: beloved in Brief

The term 'beloved' [bih-luhv-id] describes something or someone that is dearly loved and greatly cherished. It can be used to refer to people, animals, or even objects, as in 'The novel is a beloved classic of English literature.' 'Beloved' is often used in phrases like 'beloved one,' 'beloved child,' and 'beloved pet,' which denote deep affection and attachment.