verb (used with object)
- cherenkov radiation,
- cherkess autonomous region,
Origin of cherish
Examples from the Web for cherishing
Shaffer is a vital, cherished and cherishing grounding influence.
We are not commemorating her—we are cherishing her and celebrating her and anticipating her return.Person of Interest Identified in Disappearance of UVA Student Hannah Graham|Julia Horowitz|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had been living in a dream for two years, cherishing wild thoughts of exquisite happiness.Endymion|Benjamin Disraeli
When I speak of cherishing the faculty, I do not mean that it is always to be stimulated, whether it be naturally strong or weak.Household Education|Harriet Martineau
Who would dream of laying them aside and cherishing them because they might in years to come be curiosities of historic value?Christopher and the Clockmakers|Sara Ware Bassett
Cherishing the unity of our family; that has done it; that is how my father did it.The Grandissimes|George Washington Cable
Now I perceived that many innovations were begun, and that many were cherishing hopes of a revolt from the Romans.
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.