verb (used with object)
- cherenkov radiation,
- cherkess autonomous region,
Origin of cherish
Examples from the Web for cherish
The goal offered ecstasy to free-kick aficionados, who have had little to cherish at this World Cup.
They seem to cherish a strange, irrational notion that something in the very flow of time will cure all ills.Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.|Alex Haley|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's like wanting to freeze time in way, wanting to cherish an idea for a longer time than is usual in fashion.
We like the idea to cherish the ideas that we put into our collections.
The longer you struggle with something, the more you come to cherish it.John McCain’s Surprising Toast at Kissinger’s 90th Birthday Party|The Daily Beast|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But this is a selfish fear, that you think you have no right to cherish.Dream Life|Donald G. Mitchell
I am country-bred, and cherish a preference for the scenes of my childhood.Alone|Marion Harland
Observe how you unfit yourselves for all holy duties, and communion with God, while you cherish wrath and malice in your hearts.A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)|Richard Baxter
Sir Hugh had sworn to love and cherish her until death, and yet he had brought her to this.Wee Wifie|Rosa Nouchette Carey
Would he cherish intemperance, that sobriety might shine the brighter?An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans|Lydia Maria Child
Word Origin for cherish
early 14c., cherischen, from Old French cheriss-, present participle stem of chierir "to hold dear" (12c., Modern French chérir), from chier "dear," from Latin carus "dear, costly, beloved" (see whore). The Latin word also is the source of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese caro; Old Provençal, Catalan car. Related: Cherished; cherishing.