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a. A shout of approval, encouragement, or congratulation: a remark that drew cheers from the crowd.
b. A short, rehearsed jingle or phrase, shouted in unison by a squad of cheerleaders.
2. Comfort or encouragement: a message of cheer.
3. Lightness of spirits or mood; gaiety or joy: a happy tune, full of cheer.
4. Festive food and drink; refreshment: did not refrain from sampling their holiday cheer.
v. cheered, cheer·ing, cheers
a. To shout cheers. See Synonyms at applaud.
b. To express praise or approval: Bloggers cheered when the favorable decision was announced.
2. To become cheerful: had lunch and soon cheered up.
a. To encourage with cheers: The fans cheered the runners on. See Synonyms at encourage.
b. To salute or acclaim with cheers; applaud.
c. To express praise or approval for; acclaim: cheered the results of the election.
2. To make happier or more cheerful: a warm fire that cheered us.

[Middle English chere, expression, mood, from Old French chiere, face, from Late Latin cara, from Greek kara, head; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cheer′er n.
cheer′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheerer - a spectator who shouts encouragement
looker, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness - a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"
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Cheerer, a novelist herself, starts Alcott's life story (1832-1888) at a critical moment: Alcott is resisting her publisher's push to write a "girls' book.
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I love that story of John Cheerer putting on his suit every morning like clockwork, only to walk down to his basement to write.
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At the end of "Moving Out," Cheerer declares, "The truth is that I'm crazy about the suburbs and I don't care who knows it" ("Moving," 111).
Expanding on that idea, Cheerer wrote, "We have untold examples of the utter failure of censorship, whatever the form.