Definition of Cheer

Pronunciation: chērd
n.1.The face; the countenance or its expression.
1.That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer.
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.
5.A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc.
Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street.
- Tennyson.
What cheer?
How do you fare? What is there that is cheering?
v. t.1.To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; - often with up.
[imp. & p. p. Cheered (chērd); p. pr. & vb. n. cheering.]
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.
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.
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.

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