Definitions

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  • adj. highly valued, having a high personal value.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of cherish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. deeply loved or valued.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

Etymologies

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Examples

  • His proposal had been practically verbatim to what she’d written in her diary, except the word cherished had replaced love.

    Dragon Warrior

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned Wednesday that Americans may have to accept higher taxes or changes in cherished entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security if the nation is to avoid staggering budget deficits that threaten to choke off economic growth.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: April 8, 2010

  • Of the civilized agreements my wife and I have come to over the long course of our marriage, one most cherished is that neither of us is obligated to attend anything the other must attend.

    The Office Party « Tales from the Reading Room

  • "A catch quota for minke whales in Japanese small-type coastal whaling is our long-term cherished desire, and under the framework proposed by the chair, that desire can be realized," said Fisheries Agency official Toshinori Uoya.

    Whaling Commission Proposes To Allow Whale Hunting Under Strict Limits

  • A future where all can rejoice in cherished aspirations and beliefs and where this can be a badge of honour, not a source of fear or division.

    John Hume - Nobel Lecture

  • Not indeed because they happen to be people of high rank in their own country, but because they represent names standing preeminent in the fields of science on the one side of their house, and on the other a name cherished in every household as the very embodiment of Christian chivalry, that of a veritable soldier of the cross.

    The British Association's Visit to Montreal, 1884 : letters

  • But the glimmerings of hope which she cherished from the first (Joh 11: 22), and which had been brightened by what Jesus said to her (Joh 11: 23-27), had suffered a momentary eclipse on the proposal to expose the now sightless corpse.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • To add to his distress, "the earnings of his previous industry" -- we use the expression cherished by the wise Tomlinson -- waxed gradually less and less beneath the expenses of Bath; and the murmuring voices of his two comrades began already to reproach their chief for his inglorious idleness, and to hint at the necessity of a speedy exertion.

    Paul Clifford — Volume 04

  • "A catch quota for minke whales in Japanese small-type coastal whaling is our long-term cherished desire, and under the framework proposed by the chair, that desire can be realised,"

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • But the most prominent survivor -- the only one described as "cherished" -- was Sir Rufus of Iredell, her black-and-white cat.

    NewsObserver.com - Home

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