Belo'ved. participle. [from belove, derived of love. It is observable, that, though the participle be of very frequent use, the verb is seldom or never admitted; as we say, you are much beloved by me, but not I belove you.] Loved; dear.
I think, it is not meet,
Mark Anthony, so well belov'd of Cæsar,
Should outlive Cæsar. Shakesp. Julius Cæsar.
In likeness of a dove
The spirit descended, while the father's voice
From heav'n pronounc'd him his beloved son. Milton's Paradise Regained, b. i. l. 32.