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ˈtʃɛr ɪʃcher·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. care for, cherish, hold dear, treasureverb

    be fond of; be attached to

Wiktionary

  1. cherishverb

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

  2. cherishverb

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

  3. cherishverb

    To cheer, gladden.

  4. Etymology: From chérir.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CHERISHverb

    To support and forward with encouragement, help, and protection; to shelter; to nurse up.

    Etymology: cherir, Fr.

    Whenever Buckingham' doth turn his hate
    Upon your grace, and not with duteous love
    Doth cherish you and yours, God punish me
    With hate in those where I expect most love. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    I would I were thy bird. ————
    ———— ———— Sweet, so would I;
    But I should kill thee with too much cherishing. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    What doth cherish weeds but gentle air? William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    Magistrates have always thought themselves concerned to cherish religion, and to maintain in the minds of men the belief of a God and another life. John Tillotson.

    But old god Saturn, which doth all devour,
    Doth cherish her, and still augments her might. Davies.

    He that knowingly commits an ill, has the upbraidings of his own conscience; those who act by error, have its cherishings and encouragements to confirm and animate them. Decay of Piety.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cherishverb

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

  2. Cherishverb

    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. Shayan Das:

    I would rather cherish nightmares than dreams in life for at least the former has the power to wake me up from my sleep.

  2. Richard Hofstadter:

    A university is not a service station. Neither is it a political society, nor a meeting place for political societies. With all its limitations and failures, and they are invariably many, it is the best and most benign side of our society insofar as that society aims to cherish the human mind.

  3. Andrew Morgan:

    When I saw that, I actually got choked up with nostalgia, it made me think about missing my family during Christmas, but also just the thoughtfulness of Christina's gesture. She had paid attention to that little detail, and it was extremely meaningful. It's one of the many memories I cherish from my time on the space station.

  4. John F. Kennedy:

    For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal.

  5. Rooma Mehra:

    Do good unto others..Cherish your loved ones while they are still there.. Guilt and repentance are the worst forms of penance ..

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