verb (used with object)
- cherenkov radiation,
- cherkess autonomous region,
Origin of cherish
Examples from the Web for cherished
Not only did a cherished character get a bullet to the brain, but things are only going to get worse on The Walking Dead.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead|Melissa Leon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bartholdi cherished and valued the physical world, as he made quite clear in his letters and diaries.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The unspoken controversy surrounding Hall lies in that he is challenging the status quo, which is cherished in Texas.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent|David Davis|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shaffer is a vital, cherished and cherishing grounding influence.
It is glorious in its stilted awkwardness, and should be cherished.Rosie Returns to 'The View': A Bold, Intelligent, and Sometimes Boring Premiere|Kevin Fallon|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The mere mention of these cherished plans brought a flush to his dark cheeks, and caused him to sit more proudly erect.Oldfield|Nancy Huston Banks
On this point sociology—especially the sociology of sex—must frankly admit its mistakes and break with much of its cherished past.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
For ten years I have cherished the idea of your marrying Micheline.Serge Panine, Complete|Georges Ohnet
I soon felt that this was not the man for whom I had cherished so great a distaste.Reminiscences, 1819-1899|Julia Ward Howe.
So how could she resolve to give up her cherished plan for Daphne's relief?Belle Powers' Locket|Joanna Mathews
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.