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Meaning of CHEER

Pronunciation:  cheer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
  2. [n]  a cry or shout of approval
  3. [v]  show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy"
  4. [v]  urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  5. [v]  become cheerful
  6. [v]  make cheerful
  7. [v]  give encouragement to

CHEER is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: barrack, cheer up, cheerfulness, chirk up, embolden, exhort, hearten, inspire, jolly along, jolly up, pep up, recreate, urge, urge on
 Antonyms: complain, dishearten, kick, kvetch, plain, put off, quetch, sound off, uncheerfulness
 See Also: amuse, applaud, approval, attribute, banzai, bravo, buck up, buoy up, cheer, cheerlead, commendation, disposition, encourage, encourage, exult, good humouredness, good naturedness, good-humoredness, good-temperedness, hooray, hurrah, joy, jubilate, lighten, rejoice, salvo, take heart, temperament, triumph



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cheer\ (ch[=e]r), n. [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF.
    chiere, F. ch[`e]re, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ? 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.
    2. Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart.
             Be of good cheer.                     --Matt. ix. 2.
             The parents . . . fled away with heavy cheer.
    3. Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation.
             I have not that alacrity of spirit, Nor cheer of
             mind, that I was wont to have.        --Shak.
    1. That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness;
       provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a
       table loaded with good cheer.
    5. A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy
       enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc.
             Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street.
    {Whzt cheer}? Now do you fare? What is there that is
  2. \Cheer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cheered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; --
       often with up. --Cowpe.
    2. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to
       inspirit; to solace or comfort.
             The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered.
    3. To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers;
       as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
    {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.
  3. \Cheer\, v. i.
    1. To grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; -- usually
       with up.
             At sight of thee my gloomy soul cheers up. --A.
    2. To be in any state or temper of mind. [Obs.]
             How cheer'st thou, Jessica?           --Shak.
    3. To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc.
             And even the ranks of Tusculum Could scare forbear
             to cheer.                             --Macaulay.
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