verb (used with object)
- cherenkov radiation,
- cherkess autonomous region,
Origin of cherish
Examples from the Web for cherisher
A dere louer and cherisher you are, as well of the louers of Poets, as of Poets them selues.A Life of William Shakespeare|Sidney Lee
A dere louer and cherisher you are, as well of the louers of Poets, as of Poets themselues.
After the angels which are near the bearers of the imperial throne say, "What did your cherisher order?"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official|William Sleeman
As a conscientious snob and a cherisher of conservative ideals, he could mention it to other valets without a blush.The Princess Passes|Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
He was surely too fond of the things of this world, too obviously a lover and cherisher of the body.The Garden Of Allah|Robert Hichens
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.