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(of an object, substance, or resource) Of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly,
  1. (of an object, substance, or resource) Of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly
    • - precious works of art
    • - my time is precious
  2. Greatly loved or treasured by someone
    • - look after my daughter—she's very precious to me
  3. Used to express the speaker's contempt for someone or something greatly valued by another person
    • - you and your precious schedule—you've got to lighten up!
  4. Used for emphasis, often in an ironic context
    • - a precious lot you know about dogs!
  5. derogatory. Affectedly concerned with elegant or refined behavior, language, or manners
    • - his exaggerated, precious manner
  1. Used as a term of address to a beloved person
    • - don't be frightened, my precious

  1. extremely; "there is precious little time left"
  2. cherished: characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted"
  3. of high worth or cost; "diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones"
  4. valued: held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature; "a valued friend"; "precious memories"
  5. cute: obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"
  6. (preciousness) costliness: the quality possessed by something with a great price or value
  7. (preciosity) the quality of being fastidious or excessively refined
  8. "Precious" is a song by Annie Lennox. It was released as the second single from her debut solo album, Diva, in 1992 and peaked at number 23 in the UK. The B-side, Step by Step, was later covered by Whitney Houston for the soundtrack of her 1996 film, The Preacher's Wife, and became a top 10 hit.
  9. Precious were a British female group, comprising Louise Rose, Anya Lahiri, Sophie McDonnell, Kalli Clark-Sternberg and Jenny Frost. ...
  10. Precious is the debut studio album by American singer Chanté Moore, released by MCA Records on September 29, 1992 in the United States. The album featured production from Simon Law, Bebe Winans, George Duke, among others. ...
  11. Precious is the debut English album by Cubic U (Hikaru Utada's stage name before her debut in Japan), which was recorded at Sony Music Studio in New York in 1996. The album was released in both the United States and Japan on January 28, 1998, and then re-released in Japan until March 31, 1999.
  12. "Precious" is Depeche Mode's forty-first single, and the first single from the album Playing the Angel. It was released on October 3, 2005 in the UK by Mute Records and October 11, 2005 in the US by Sire/Reprise. ...
  13. Precious is the second album by rock group Ours. When recording this album, Jimmy Gnecco wanted to get it done quickly, and didn't aim for the polished production achieved on their previous record.
  14. The following are minor but notable fictional characters on the NBC/DirecTV soap opera Passions whose connections to the four major families are either weak or non-existent.
  15. Precious is the self-titled debut by UK Girl group Precious (band), it spawned four singles "Say It Again", Rewind, "It's Gonna Be My Way", and "New Beginning". It was released November 20, 2000
  16. Precious: Soundtrack, was released, first as a digital download, prior to the release of the on November 3, 2009. Nearly three weeks later, the soundtrack was released to stores on November 23. ...
  17. "Precious" was a song composed by Paul Weller and performed by the British band The Jam.
  18. "Precious" is the third single by Yuna Ito. It is the theme song to the movie (starring Hideaki Ito and Ai Kato) and was released on May 3, 2006. Both "I'm Free" and "Secrets" are more up-beat songs then "Precious".
  19. The One Ring is an artifact that appears as the central plot element in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth fantasy fiction. It is described in an earlier story, The Hobbit (1937), as a magic ring of invisibility. ...
  20. someone (or something) who is loved; a darling; of high value or worth, or seemingly regarded as such; regarded with love or tenderness; treated with too much reverence; contrived to be cute or charming; used as an intensifier
  21. (preciosity) A state or condition of overemphasizing detail, especially of pronunciation when speaking
  22. (PRECIOUSLY) in business of great importance
  23. very valuable; much loved