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  • 1 Precious — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Precious» Sencillo de Depeche Mode del álbum Playing the Angel Lado B «Free» Publicación 3 de octubre de 2005 en …

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  • 2 Precious — Données clés Titre original Precious Réalisation Lee Daniels Scénario Geoffrey S. Fletcher d après le roman de « Sapphire » Acteurs principaux Gabourey Sidibe Mo Nique Paula …

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  • 3 Precious — may refer to:In music: * Precious (band), a British band * Precious (Chanté Moore album) * Precious (Cubic U album) * Precious (Ours album) * Precious (Loïs Lane album), an album by Loïs Lane * Precious (Yuna Ito song), from the album Heart *… …

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  • 4 Precious — Pre cious, a. [OF. precious, precius, precios, F. pr[ e]cieux, L. pretiosus, fr. pretium price, worth, value. See {Price}.] 1. Of great price; costly; as, a precious stone. The precious bane. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Of great value or worth;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Precious — bezeichnet: Precious (Band), britische Pop Gruppe Precious – Das Leben ist kostbar, US amerikanisches Filmdrama (2009) Precious ist der Name folgender Personen: Precious Dede (* 1980), nigerianische Fußballspielerin Precious Wilson (* 1957),… …

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  • 6 precious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having great value. 2) greatly loved or treasured. 3) ironic considerable: a precious lot you know! 4) derogatory affectedly concerned with elegant or refined language or manners. ● precious little (or few) Cf. ↑precious little …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 precious — [adj1] favorite, valued adored, beloved, cherished, darling, dear, dearest, idolized, inestimable, loved, pet, prized, treasured; concepts 529,567 Ant. disfavored, useless, valueless, worthless precious [adj2] expensive; rare choice, costly, dear …

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  • 8 precious — [presh′əs] adj. [ME < OFr precios < L pretiosus < pretium, PRICE] 1. of great price or value; costly 2. of great desirability; held in high esteem [precious rights] 3. beloved; dear 4. very fastidious, overrefined, or affected, as in… …

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  • 9 precious — index inestimable, invaluable, premium, priceless, rare, sterling, valuable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 10 precious — (adj.) late 13c., from O.Fr. precios (11c., Mod.Fr. précieux), from L. pretiosus costly, valuable, from pretium value, worth, price (see PRICE (Cf. price)). Meaning over refined first recorded late 14c. Precieuse a woman aiming at refined… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 precious — *costly, expensive, dear, valuable, invaluable, priceless Analogous words: *choice, exquisite, recherché, rare: valued, prized, appreciated, cherished (see APPRECIATE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 precious — 01. Water in many of the desert areas of Africa is a [precious] resource. 02. In the books The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings, the character Gollum often refers to the magic ring as my [precious]. 03. Every acre of land in El Salvador is… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 precious — pre|cious1 [ˈpreʃəs] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: precios, from Latin pretiosus, from pretium; PRICE1] 1.) something that is precious is valuable and important and should not be wasted or used without care precious… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 precious — [[t]pre̱ʃəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that something such as a resource is precious, you mean that it is valuable and should not be wasted or used badly. After four months in foreign parts, every hour at home was precious... A family break… …

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  • 15 precious — pre|cious1 [ preʃəs ] adjective ** 1. ) worth a lot of money: VALUABLE: a precious jewel historic houses with rare and precious contents a ) loved or valued by someone: a precious memory Her daughter is the most precious thing in the world to her …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 precious — I UK [ˈpreʃəs] / US adjective ** 1) worth a lot of money a precious jewel historic houses with rare and precious contents a) loved or valued by someone a precious memory Her daughter is the most precious thing in the world to her. b) rare or very …

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  • 17 precious — 1 adjective 1 precious memories or possessions are important to you because they are connected with people you like or events in your life: The doll is very precious to me because it was my mother s. 2 something that is precious is valuable and… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 precious —    This has been in use as an endearment since at least the early eighteenth century, often as ‘my precious’. Before that the word occurred as a vocative element, either in its sense of valuable or as an intensive of something bad.    Shakespeare …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 19 precious — adj. & adv. adj. 1 of great value or worth. 2 beloved; much prized (precious memories). 3 affectedly refined, esp. in language or manner. 4 colloq. often iron. a considerable (a precious lot you know about it). b expressing contempt or disdain… …

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  • 20 precious — preciously, adv. preciousness, n. /presh euhs/, adj. 1. of high price or great value; very valuable or costly: precious metals. 2. highly esteemed for some spiritual, nonmaterial, or moral quality: precious memories. 3. dear; beloved: a precious… …

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