[cher-ish] /ˈtʃɛr ɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
to hold or treat as dear; feel love for:
to cherish one’s native land.
to care for tenderly; nurture:
to cherish a child.
to cling fondly or inveterately to:
to cherish a memory.
to show great tenderness for; treasure
to cling fondly to (a hope, idea, etc); nurse: to cherish ambitions
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.
a cutting; separation; a gorge, a torrent-bed or winter-stream, a “brook,” in whose banks the prophet Elijah hid himself during the early part of the three years’ drought (1 Kings 17:3, 5). It has by some been identified as the Wady el-Kelt behind Jericho, which is formed by the junction of many streams flowing from […]
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[chur-kes; Russian chyir-kyes] /tʃɜrˈkɛs; Russian tʃyɪrˈkyɛs/ noun 1. .
/tʃɜːˈɲɛŋkəʊ/ noun 1. Konstantin (Ustinovich) (kənstanˈtin). 1911–85, Soviet statesman; general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party (1984–85)