What does cherry mean?

Definitions for cherry
ˈtʃɛr icher·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cherry(noun)

    wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry

  2. cherry, cherry tree(noun)

    any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood

  3. cherry(noun)

    a red fruit with a single hard stone

  4. cerise, cherry, cherry red(adj)

    a red the color of ripe cherries

  5. red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet(adj)

    of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Wiktionary

  1. cherry(Noun)

    A small fruit, usually red, black or yellow, with a smooth hard seed and a short hard stem.

    Etymology: From ciris, from (loanword from cherise) cheri.

  2. cherry(Noun)

    A tree or shrub that bears cherries.

    Etymology: From ciris, from (loanword from cherise) cheri.

  3. cherry(Noun)

    The wood of a cherry tree.

    Etymology: From ciris, from (loanword from cherise) cheri.

  4. cherry(Noun)

    cherry red

    Etymology: From ciris, from (loanword from cherise) cheri.

  5. cherry(Noun)

    Virginity, particularly of a woman.

    Etymology: From ciris, from (loanword from cherise) cheri.

  6. cherry(Noun)

    A subtree consisting of a node with exactly two leaves.

    Etymology: From ciris, from (loanword from cherise) cheri.

  7. cherry(Adjective)

    Containing or having the taste of cherries.

    Etymology: From ciris, from (loanword from cherise) cheri.

  8. cherry(Adjective)

    Of a bright red colour.

    Etymology: From ciris, from (loanword from cherise) cheri.

  9. cherry(Adjective)

    In excellent condition; mint condition.

    Etymology: From ciris, from (loanword from cherise) cheri.

  10. Cherry(Noun)

    someone connected with AFC Bournemouth, as a fan, player, coach etc.

    Etymology: From ciris, from (loanword from cherise) cheri.

  11. Cherry(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from English, a pet form of Charity, also interpreted as a flower name.

    'As you knows Mrs Chuzzlewit, you knows, p’raps, what her chris’en name is?' Mrs Gamp observed.

  12. Cherry(ProperNoun)

    A surname.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cherry(noun)

    a tree or shrub of the genus Prunus (Which also includes the plum) bearing a fleshy drupe with a bony stone;

    Etymology: [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.]

  2. Cherry(noun)

    the common garden cherry (Prunus Cerasus), of which several hundred varieties are cultivated for the fruit, some of which are, the begarreau, blackheart, black Tartarian, oxheart, morelle or morello, May-duke (corrupted from Medoc in France)

    Etymology: [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.]

  3. Cherry(noun)

    the wild cherry; as, Prunus serotina (wild black cherry), valued for its timber; P. Virginiana (choke cherry), an American shrub which bears astringent fruit; P. avium and P. Padus, European trees (bird cherry)

    Etymology: [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.]

  4. Cherry(noun)

    the fruit of the cherry tree, a drupe of various colors and flavors

    Etymology: [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.]

  5. Cherry(noun)

    the timber of the cherry tree, esp. of the black cherry, used in cabinetmaking, etc

    Etymology: [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.]

  6. Cherry(noun)

    a peculiar shade of red, like that of a cherry

    Etymology: [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.]

  7. Cherry(adj)

    like a red cherry in color; ruddy; blooming; as, a cherry lip; cherry cheeks

    Etymology: [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.]

Freebase

  1. Cherry

    The cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe. The cherry fruits of commerce are usually obtained from a limited number of species, including especially cultivars of the sweet cherry, Prunus avium. The name 'cherry' also refers to the cherry tree, and is sometimes applied to almonds and visually similar flowering trees in the genus Prunus, as in "ornamental cherry", "cherry blossom", etc. Wild cherry may refer to any of the cherry species growing outside of cultivation, although Prunus avium is often referred to specifically by the name "wild cherry" in the British Isles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cherry

    cher′i, n. a small bright-red stone-fruit: the tree that bears it.—adj. like a cherry in colour: ruddy.—ns. Cherr′y-brand′y, a pleasant liqueur made by steeping Morello cherries in brandy; Cherr′y-lau′rel, the common English name for the Cerasus Lauro-Cerasus of Asia Minor; Cherr′y-pepp′er, a West Indian species of Capsicum; Cherr′y-pie, a pie made of cherries; the common heliotrope; Cherr′y-pit, a game which consists in throwing cherry-stones into a small hole; Cherr′y-stone, the hard seed of the cherry. [A.S. ciris—L. cerasus—Gr. kerasos, a cherry-tree, said to be so named from Cerasus, a town in Pontus, from which the cherry was brought.]

  2. Cherry

    cher′i, v.t. (Spens.) to cheer.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cherry

    A species of smelt or spurling, taken in the Frith of Tay.

Editors Contribution

  1. cherry

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed.

    The cherry tree looks so beautiful in full bloom.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cherry in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cherry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cherry in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Parry:

    Whether or not it's mere sabre-rattling on North Korea's part the timing isn't great considering the current uncertainties in the geopolitical landscape, markets were already legging down on the Caixin services PMI, which showed deceleration in a growth sector. North Korea's provocation was just the cherry on top of a day when sentiment was already tarnished.

  2. European Commission:

    Half memberships and cherry-picking aren't possible, in Europe you eat what's on the table or you don't sit at the table.

  3. Black Republican:

    Ben CrumpCameron on Tuesday goes into a city, creates a narrative, cherry picks facts to establish, to prove that narrative, creates chaos in a community, misrepresents the facts, and then Ben CrumpCameron on Tuesday leaves with Ben CrumpCameron on Tuesday money, and then asks the community to pick up the pieces.

  4. Sean Moulton:

    The agencies aren't completely angels in this. They've messed up in the past, but the idea that you take all of it and say Congress can cherry-pick( which guidance and regulations can go into effect) -- it gets to the point where you really come into a separations of power issue.

  5. Tom Hayes:

    I've always described Libors as the cherry on top of the cake. It was like squeezing out that extra little bit of value.

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