Associations to the word «Cheer»


CHEER, noun. (obsolete) The face. [13th-16thc.]
CHEER, noun. (obsolete) One's expression or countenance. [13th-19thc.]
CHEER, noun. (archaic) One's attitude, mood. [from 14thc.]
CHEER, noun. (uncountable) A cheerful attitude; gaiety; mirth. [from 14thc.]
CHEER, noun. That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment.
CHEER, noun. A cry expressing joy, approval or support such as "hurray". [from 18thc.]
CHEER, noun. A chant made in support of a team at a sports event.
CHEER, verb. (transitive) To gladden; to make cheerful; often with up.
CHEER, verb. (transitive) To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
CHEER, verb. (ambitransitive) To applaud or encourage with cheers or shouts.
CHEER ON, verb. To cheer and support a team, to barrack, to root for.
CHEER SHIP, verb. To salute a passing ship with cheers from sailors stationed in the rigging.
CHEER UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to become happy
CHEER UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to make someone happy
CHEER UP, interjection. An encouragement to somebody who seems unhappy

Dictionary definition

CHEER, noun. A cry or shout of approval.
CHEER, noun. The quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room".
CHEER, verb. Give encouragement to.
CHEER, verb. Show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy".
CHEER, verb. Cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee".
CHEER, verb. Become cheerful.
CHEER, verb. Spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers".

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