American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Lightness of spirits or mood; gaiety or joy: a happy tune, full of cheer.
- n. A source of joy or happiness; a comfort.
- n. A shout of approval, encouragement, or congratulation.
- n. A short, rehearsed jingle or phrase, shouted in unison by a squad of cheerleaders.
- n. Festive food and drink; refreshment.
- v. To make happier or more cheerful: a warm fire that cheered us.
- v. To encourage with or as if with cheers; urge: The fans cheered the runners on. See Synonyms at encourage.
- v. To salute or acclaim with cheers; applaud. See Synonyms at applaud.
- v. To shout cheers.
- v. To become cheerful: had lunch and soon cheered up.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The face; countenance.
- n. Look; demeanor.
- n. Expression of countenance, as noting the state of feeling.
- n. State or temper of the mind as indicated by expression or demeanor; state of feeling or spirits.
- n. A state of gladness or joy; gaiety; animation.
- n. That which makes cheerful or promotes good spirits; entertainment; provisions for a feast; viands; fare.
- n. A shout of joy, encouragement, applause, or acclamation.
- n. Fortune; luck; also, report; tidings.
- To dispel despondency, sorrow, or apathy from; cause to rejoice; gladden; make cheerful; often with up.
- To cure; recover.
- To incite; encourage.
- To salute with shouts of joy or cheers; applaud: as, to cheer a public speaker. Synonyms To inspirit, comfort, console, solace, enliven, animate, exhilarate.
- To be in any state or temper of mind; fare.
- To grow cheerful; cast off gloom or despondency; become glad or joyous: often with up.
- To utter a cheer or shout of acclamation or joy.
- To fare; prosper.
- Dear; loved.
- Worthy; fit.
- n. A dear one; a friend.
- n. English dialectal and former literary form of chair.
- n. A name of Wallich's pheasant, Phasianus wallichi.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The face; the countenance or its expression.
- n. Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart.
- n. Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation.
- n. That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment.
- n. A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc.
- v. To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; -- often with
- v. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
- v. To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers.
- v. To grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; -- usually with up.
- v. obsolete To be in any state or temper of mind.
- v. To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc.
- v. cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful
- v. give encouragement to
- n. a cry or shout of approval
- n. the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
- v. show approval or good wishes by shouting
- v. become cheerful
- v. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
- From Anglo-Norman chere, from Old French chiere, from Late Latin cara. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English chere, expression, mood, from Old French chiere, face, from Late Latin cara, from Greek kara, head; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I really would like to save 20 bucks * cheer cheer* Hoo rah!”
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for everyone to hear!”
““Woohoo!” came a lone cheer from the top of the hill.”
“And sometimes I will be on the ride with them, and sometimes I will cheer from the sides, but I will ALWAYS be there at the finish.”
“Remember your father and help us Californians to again cheer for ourselves, and the last hurrah will be for you.”
“Yeah, he should definitely be rebuke by the House Democrats, but before that happens, can I get a big cheer from the left for the guy who threw a shoe at President Bush!”
“So who else should be the main cheer leader for you if that person is not your wife?”
“If the American people did not want her to be VP what makes you palin cheer leaders think she's going to be President.”
“When he asked rhetorically whether it was time for the government to start rewarding "people who could carry the water instead of drink the water" he evoked a huge cheer from the equity traders hard at work behind him on the trading floor.”
“His criticisms evoked a huge cheer from the traders behind him, particularly when he said: "We're thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July, I'm thinking of organising it.”
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From a pot of wine among the flowers
I drank alone. There was no one with me--
Till, raising my cup, I asked the bright moon
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