(Deare) variant of Dere, v. t. & n. [Obs.]
(Dear"ie) n. Same as Deary. Dickens.
(Dear"ling) n. A darling. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Dear"-loved`) a. Greatly beloved. Shak.
1. In a dear manner; with affection; heartily; earnestly; as, to love one dearly.
2. At a high rate or price; grievously.
He buys his mistress dearly with his throne.Dryden.
3. Exquisitely. [Obs.] Shak.
(Dearn) a. [AS. derne, dyrne, dierne, hidden, secret. Cf. Derne.] Secret; lonely; solitary; dreadful.
[Obs.] Shak. Dearn"ly, adv. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Dearn), v. t. Same as Darn. [Obs.]
1. The quality or state of being dear; costliness; excess of price.
The dearness of corn.Swift.
2. Fondness; preciousness; love; tenderness.
The dearness of friendship.Bacon.
(Dearth) n. [OE. derthe, fr. dere. See Dear.] Scarcity which renders dear; want; lack; specifically,
lack of food on account of failure of crops; famine.
There came a dearth over all the land of Egypt.Acts vii. 11.
He with her press'd, she faint with dearth.Shak.
Dearth of plot, and narrowness of imagination.Dryden.
(De`ar*tic"u*late) v. t. To disjoint.
(Dear"worth`) a. [See Derworth.] Precious. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
(Dear"y) n. A dear; a darling. [Familiar]
(De"as) n. See Dais. [Scot.]
(Death) n. [OE. deth, deað, AS. deáð; akin to OS. doð, D. dood, G. tod, Icel. dauði, Sw. & Dan.
död, Goth. dauþus; from a verb meaning to die. See Die, v. i., and cf. Dead.]
1. The cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of resuscitation, either in animals or plants.
Local death is going on at all times and in all parts of the living body, in which individual cells and elements
are being cast off and replaced by new; a process essential to life. General death is of two kinds; death
of the body as a whole and death of the tissues. By the former is implied the absolute cessation of the