The word dear is a valid scrabble word

3 short excerpts of WikWik.org (WikWik is an online database of words defined in the English, French, Spanish, Italian, and other Wiktionnaries.)

  • dear  adj. (generally dated) High in price; expensive.
  • dear  adj. Loved; lovable.
  • dear  adj. Loving, affectionate, heartfelt.

11 valid words from 3 definitions

AFFECTIONATE DATED EXPENSIVE GENERALLY HEARTFELT HIGH IN LOVABLE LOVED LOVING PRICE

4 words-in-word (Words found as is inside the word.)

AR DE EA EAR

2 words-in-word RTL (Words found written from right to left, inside the word.)

AE ED

5 anagrams (New words found by changing the order of the letters.)

ARED DARE EARD RADE READ

19 cousins (New words found by changing only one letter.)

BEAR DEAD DEAF DEAL DEAN DEAW DEER DUAR FEAR GEAR HEAR LEAR NEAR PEAR REAR SEAR TEAR WEAR YEAR

One lipogram (New word found when removing only one letter.)

EAR

5 epenthesis (New words found when adding only one letter.)

DEAIR DEBAR DENAR DEWAR DREAR

26 suffixes (New words found by adding one or more letters at the end of the word.)

DEARE DEARN DEARS DEARY DEARED DEARER DEARES DEARIE DEARLY DEARNS DEARTH DEAREST DEARIES DEARING DEARNLY DEARTHS DEARLING DEARNESS DEARNFUL DEARLINGS DEARBOUGHT DEARNESSES DEARTICULATE DEARTICULATED DEARTICULATES DEARTICULATING

14 times in the middle (New words found by adding letters in front and at the end of the word.)

ENDEARS REDEARS SIDEARM ENDEARED SIDEARMS ENDEARING ENDEARMENT UNENDEARED UNINDEARED ENDEARINGLY ENDEARMENTS UNENDEARING ENDEARINGNESS ENDEARINGNESSES

4 prefixes (New words found by adding one or more letters in front of the word.)

ENDEAR REDEAR UNDEAR OVERDEAR

88 anagrams plus one (New words formed with all the letters from the word plus a letter.)

+A AREAD
+B ARDEB BARDE BARED BEARD BREAD DEBAR
+C ACRED ARCED CADRE CARED CEDAR RACED
+D ADDER ADRED AREDD DARED DREAD READD
+E AREDE DEARE EARED
+F FADER FARED
+G GRADE RADGE RAGDE RAGED
+H HARED HEARD RAHED
+I AIDER AIRED DEAIR IRADE REDIA
+K ARKED DAKER DRAKE RAKED
+L ALDER ARLED LADER
+M ARMED DERMA DREAM MADRE
+N DEARN DENAR REDAN
+O ADORE OARED OREAD
+P DRAPE PADRE PARED RAPED
+R DARER DARRE DREAR RARED
+S ARSED DARES DEARS EARDS RASED READS SARED
+T DATER DERAT RATED TARED TRADE TREAD
+V DRAVE RAVED
+W DEWAR WADER WARED
+X RAXED
+Y DEARY DERAY RAYED READY YEARD
+Z DAZER RAZED ZERDA

7 anagrams minus one (New words formed with all the letters from the word minus a letter.)

-A RED
-D ARE EAR ERA
-E ARD RAD
-R DAE

Scrabble scoring

  • 5 points.

Probability in scrabble (Probability to draw 7 letters at the beginning of the game to build the word.)

  • Joker allowed, 1 in 18.4 chance (5.45%).
  • Joker not allowed, 1 in 43.2 chance (2.31%).

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