'Cheer' definitions:

Definition of 'cheer'

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A cry or shout of approval
The quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room" [syn: cheerfulness, cheer, sunniness, sunshine] [ant: uncheerfulness]
Give encouragement to [syn: cheer, hearten, recreate, embolden] [ant: dishearten, put off]
Show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy"
Cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee" [syn: cheer, cheer up, jolly along, jolly up]
Become cheerful [syn: cheer, cheer up, chirk up] [ant: complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off]
Spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers" [syn: cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up]

Definition of 'Cheer'

  • Cheer \Cheer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cheered (ch[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. cheering.]
  • 1. To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; -- often with up. --Cowpe. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort. [1913 Webster]
  • The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers; as, to cheer hounds in a chase. [1913 Webster]
  • To cheer ship, to salute a passing ship by cheers of sailors stationed in the rigging.
  • Syn: To gladden; encourage; inspirit; comfort; console; enliven; refresh; exhilarate; animate; applaud. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Cheer'

  • Cheer \Cheer\ (ch[=e]r), n. [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. ch[`e]re, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. [,c]iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]
  • 1. The face; the countenance or its expression. [Obs.] "Sweat of thy cheer." --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart. [1913 Webster]
  • Be of good cheer. --Matt. ix. 2. [1913 Webster]
  • The parents . . . fled away with heavy cheer. --Holland. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation. [1913 Webster]
  • I have not that alacrity of spirit, Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 1. That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc. [1913 Webster]
  • Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
  • {What cheer?} How do you fare? What is there that is cheering? [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Cheer'

  • Cheer \Cheer\, v. i.
  • 1. To grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; -- usually with up. [1913 Webster]
  • At sight of thee my gloomy soul cheers up. --A. Philips. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To be in any state or temper of mind. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • How cheer'st thou, Jessica? --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc. [1913 Webster]
  • And even the ranks of Tusculum Could scare forbear to cheer. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'cheer'

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