loved one
a) A very close friend or family member for whom a person has feelings of endearment.

I felt myself the protector of my loved one. She leaned against me.

b) A recently deceased person.

Whereas once the main option was a traditional black hearse service, these days a "green funeral" with a cardboard coffin is just one of the alternative ways to send off a loved one.


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  • loved one — loved ,one noun count someone you care about very much, especially a member of your family …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • loved one — loved′ one n. cvb a close or cherished relation • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • loved one — noun a person who you love, usually a member of your family • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mortal, ↑soul * * * a close or cherished relation: to mourn the loss of our loved ones. [1860 65] * * * loved one UK US …   Useful english dictionary

  • loved one — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms loved one : singular loved one plural loved ones someone who you care about very much, especially a member of your family …   English dictionary

  • loved one —    the corpse    The phrase is today widely used of both the living and the dead without enquiry as to its appropriateness:     As for the Loved One, poor fellow, he wanders like a sad ghost through the funeral men s pronouncements. (J. Mitford,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • loved one — a close or cherished relation: to mourn the loss of our loved ones. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • loved one — sweetheart, beloved one, dearest heart …   English contemporary dictionary

  • The Loved One — infobox Book | name = The Loved One title orig = translator = author = Evelyn Waugh cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Satirical, Novel publisher = Little, Brown (USA) Chapman Hall (UK) release date =… …   Wikipedia

  • The Loved One (film) — Infobox Movie name =The Loved One caption = imdb id =0059410 writer =Terry Southern Christopher Isherwood Evelyn Waugh (novel) starring =Robert Morse Anjanette Comer Rod Steiger John Gielgud Liberace director =Tony Richardson producer =John… …   Wikipedia

  • The Loved One —    Voir Cher Disparu …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

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