What does cherish mean?

Definitions for cherish
ˈtʃɛr ɪʃcher·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. care for, cherish, hold dear, treasure(verb)

    be fond of; be attached to

Wiktionary

  1. cherish(Verb)

    To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.

    Etymology: From chérir.

  2. cherish(Verb)

    To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle.

    Etymology: From chérir.

  3. cherish(Verb)

    To cheer, gladden.

    Etymology: From chérir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cherish(verb)

    to treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid

  2. Cherish(verb)

    to hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle

Freebase

  1. Cherish

    "Cherish" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was released as the third single from her fourth studio album Like a Prayer on August 1, 1989, by Sire Records. The song was also included on the 1990 compilation album The Immaculate Collection and the two-disc edition of her 2009 compilation Celebration. Written and produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard, "Cherish" was built around the themes of love and relationship, with William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet being one of the major inspirations. The track also included a line from the similarly titled song by the 1960s band The Association. Musically constructed as a doo-wop style pop song, "Cherish" is regarded as a light-hearted track by critics and includes instruments such as drum machine, percussions, keyboards and a saxophone. Lyrically it talks about Madonna's devotion to her lover, and her promise to be always by his side. After its release, "Cherish" received positive feedback from reviewers, who were surprised by the change of content and the lighter image of Madonna's music, unlike her previous singles from Like a Prayer which incorporated themes such as religion and sexuality. They also compared the lyrics of the song to words spoken by Juliet, in William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet. "Cherish" was also a commercial success, reaching the top-ten of the charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom and the combined European chart. On the Billboard Hot 100, "Cherish" became Madonna's 16th consecutive top-five single, setting a record in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cherish

    cher′ish, v.t. to protect and treat with affection: to nurture, nurse: to entertain in the mind.—n. Cher′ishment. [Fr. chérir, chérissantcher, dear—L. carus.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cherish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cherish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of cherish in a Sentence

  1. Tony Robinson:

    Tears were in my eyes, thirty-some years later, but, hey, better late than never. It’s a good feeling, a real good feeling.To be called Super Bowl champion, a lot of people can’t say that. And a lot of people can’t say they have a Super Bowl ring. It’s a big accomplishment. I was just so happy and blessed to be a part of that. I’ll cherish it for the rest of my life. It’s a great honor.

  2. Enid Bagnold:

    Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything. To Why am I here? To uselessness. It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it's a cactus.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    The life you are living presently is a rare opportunity being denied to many people out there. Thus, endeavour to cherish, utilize and maximize the life you've been given by God. I mean, from now onward, strive to make it count like never before i.e. you've got to engage and indulge yourself only on what really matters. Besides, do disassociate yourself from whoever and whatever that doesn't count. Listen up, although the life you are enjoying currently seems to be your own life to some extent. But never forget, the life in question is not actually yours. Yes! it's for rent. And so, the real owner (God) may decide to withdraw it from you even sooner than you expect it. Therefore, apply your heart unto wisdom and afterwards strive to make your life count.

  4. William Von Raab:

    There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

  5. President Trump:

    We want immigrants coming in. We cherish the open door that we want to create for our country, but a big proportion of those immigrants must come in through merit and skill.

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