cheer

  • 1 cheer — cheer·er; cheer·ful; cheer·ful·ize; cheer·ful·ly; cheer·ful·ness; cheer·i·ly; cheer·i·ness; cheer·ing·ly; cheer·io; cheer·less; cheer·less·ly; cheer·less·ness; cheer; en·cheer; ma·cheer; cheer·ly; un·cheer·ful·ness; …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cheer — [n1] happiness animation, buoyancy, cheerfulness, cheeriness, comfort, delight, encouragement, exuberance, gaiety, geniality, gladness, glee, good cheer, hilarity, hopefulness, jauntiness, jocundity, joy, joyousness, lightheartedness, liveliness …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 cheer — [chir] n. [ME chere, the face, demeanor, bearing, mood < OFr chiere < LL cara, head < Gr kara < IE base * k̑er , head, HORN; modern senses < phr. good cheer (Fr bonne chère)] 1. state of mind or of feeling; mood; spirit: now… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 cheer — ► VERB 1) shout for joy or in praise or encouragement. 2) praise or encourage with shouts. 3) (cheer up) make or become less miserable. 4) give comfort or support to. ► NOUN 1) a shout of joy, encouragement, or praise …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Cheer — [tʃiə] das; s, s <aus engl. cheer, eigtl. »gute Stimmung, Fröhlichkeit«> Hoch , Beifalls , Jubelruf …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 9 Cheer — (engl., spr. tschīr), Jubel , Freuden , Hochruf …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 Cheer — (engl., spr. tschihr), Jubel , Hoch , Beifallruf …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 cheer — index assure (give confidence to), honor, promise (raise expectations), reassure, solace, spirit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Will …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 cheer — vb 1 *encourage, inspirit, hearten, embolden, nerve, steel Analogous words: *comfort, console, solace: gladden, gratify (see PLEASE): stimulate, excite, quicken, *provoke Antonyms: deject: dismay Contrasted words: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 cheer — I n. rallying cry cry of approval 1) to give, shout a cheer (let s give him three cheers) 2) to draw a cheer (her performance drew cheers) 3) to acknowledge the cheers (of the crowd) 4) a loud, ringing, rousing cheer 5) a school cheer (let s give …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 cheer — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, deafening, great, hearty, huge, loud, rousing ▪ The players were greeted by rousing cheers …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 cheer — cheer1 [tʃıə US tʃır] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: chere (expression on) the face , perhaps from Late Latin cara, from Greek kara head ] 1.) a shout of happiness, praise, approval, or encouragement ≠ ↑boo ▪ A great cheer went up from …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 cheer — 1 noun (C) 1 a shout of happiness, praise, approval, or encouragement: a cheer rises/goes up: A deafening cheer rose from the crowd as the band walked onto the stage. | give a cheer: Everyone gave a cheer when Gilmore crawled out of the wreck,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 cheer — cheerer, n. cheeringly, adv. /chear/, n. 1. a shout of encouragement, approval, congratulation, etc.: The cheers of the fans filled the stadium. 2. a set or traditional form of shout used by spectators to encourage or show enthusiasm for an… …

    Universalium

  • 18 cheer — cheer1 [ tʃır ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to give a loud shout of happiness or approval: The crowd cheered and threw flowers to the 57 year old tenor. The prince was cheered by a 10,000 strong audience. 2. ) transitive usually… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 cheer — [[t]tʃɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ cheers, cheering, cheered 1) VERB When people cheer, they shout loudly to show their approval or to encourage someone who is doing something such as taking part in a game. The crowd cheered as Premier Wayne Goss unveiled a… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 cheer — /tʃɪə / (say chear) noun 1. a shout of encouragement, approval, congratulation, etc. 2. that which gives joy or gladness; encouragement; comfort: the rain has brought some cheer to the farmers. 3. Obsolete expression of countenance: a smiling… …

    Australian English dictionary