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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jeer  \Jeer\,  n.  [Cf.  {Gear}.]  (Naut.) 
  a  A  gear;  a  tackle. 
  b  pl  An  assemblage  or  combination  of  tackles,  for  hoisting 
  or  lowering  the  lower  yards  of  a  ship. 
 
  {Jeer  capstan}  (Naut.),  an  extra  capstan  usually  placed 
  between  the  foremast  and  mainmast. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jeer  \Jeer\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jeered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jeering}.]  [Perh.  a  corrup.  of  cheer  to  salute  with  cheers, 
  taken  in  an  ironical  sense  or  more  prob.  fr  D.  gekscheren 
  to  jeer,  lit.,  to  shear  the  fool;  gek  a  fool  (see  1st  {Geck}) 
  +  scheren  to  shear.  See  {Shear},  v.] 
  To  utter  sarcastic  or  scoffing  reflections;  to  speak  with 
  mockery  or  derision;  to  use  taunting  language;  to  scoff;  as 
  to  jeer  at  a  speaker. 
 
  But  when  he  saw  her  toy  and  gibe  and  jeer.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  sneer;  scoff;  flout;  gibe;  mock. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jeer  \Jeer\,  v.  t. 
  To  treat  with  scoffs  or  derision;  to  address  with  jeers;  to 
  taunt;  to  flout;  to  mock  at 
 
  And  if  we  can  not  jeer  them  we  jeer  ourselves  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jeer  \Jeer\,  n. 
  A  railing  remark  or  reflection;  a  scoff;  a  taunt;  a  biting 
  jest;  a  flout;  a  jibe;  mockery. 
 
  Midas,  exposed  to  all  their  jeers,  Had  lost  his  art, 
  and  kept  his  ears.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jeer 
  n  :  showing  your  contempt  by  derision  [syn:  {jeering},  {mockery}, 
  {scoff},  {scoffing}] 
  v  :  laugh  or  scoff  at  "The  crowd  jeered  at  the  speaker"  [syn: 
  {scoff},  {flout},  {barrack},  {gibe}] 




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