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cheer


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheer  \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. 
  --Holland. 
 
  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. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  {Whzt  cheer}?  Now  do  you  fare?  What  is  there  that  is 
  cheering? 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheer  \Cheer\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cheered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {cheering}.] 
  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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheer  \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. 
  Philips. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cheer 
  n  1:  a  cry  or  shout  of  approval 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  cheerful  and  dispelling  gloom;  "flowers 
  added  a  note  of  cheerfulness  to  the  drab  room"  [syn:  {cheerfulness}] 
  [ant:  {uncheerfulness}] 
  v  1:  give  encouragement  to  [syn:  {hearten},  {recreate},  {embolden}] 
  [ant:  {dishearten}] 
  2:  show  approval  or  good  wishes  by  shouting;  "everybody  cheered 
  the  birthday  boy" 
  3:  make  cheerful  [syn:  {cheer  up},  {jolly  along},  {jolly  up}] 
  4:  become  cheerful  [syn:  {cheer  up},  {chirk  up}]  [ant:  {complain}] 
  5:  urge  on  or  encourage  esp.  by  shouts;  "The  crowd  cheered  the 
  demonstrating  strikers"  [syn:  {inspire},  {urge},  {barrack}, 
  {urge  on},  {exhort},  {pep  up}] 




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