loved one

This page is about the collocation loved one

Meaning

someone you love, esp. a family member or partner

For example

  • I enjoyed the trip, but I was happy to see my loved ones again.

  • The doctors let her loved ones see her, but her friends had to wait outside.

Note:
Most often used in the plural form "loved ones"

Quick Quiz

I asked about her loved ones, and she told me about

a. her family

b. her past lovers

c. what she loves to do

Contributor: Matt Errey