cheering


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cheer

 (chir)
n.
1.
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
v.intr.
1.
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.
v.tr.
1.
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-1 in Indo-European roots.]

cheer′er n.
cheer′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheering - encouragement in the form of cheers from spectatorscheering - encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators; "it's all over but the shouting"
encouragement - the expression of approval and support
Adj.1.cheering - providing freedom from worry
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"

cheering

adjective encouraging, promising, comforting, reassuring, heartening, auspicious, propitious It is cheering to hear some good news for once.
Translations

cheering

[ˈtʃɪərɪŋ]
A. ADJ [news] → bueno, esperanzador; [prospect] → alentador
B. Novaciones fpl, vitores mpl

cheering

nJubel m, → Jubeln nt, → Hurrageschrei nt; (= cheering on)anfeuernde Zurufe pl
adj
news, prospectbegluckend
crowdsjubelnd

cheering

[ˈtʃɪərɪŋ]
1. adj (news, sight) → confortante
2. n (of crowd) → acclamazioni fpl
References in classic literature ?
You may be sure the royal children of Ev and their Queen mother were delighted at seeing again their beloved country; and when the towers of the palace of Ev came into view they could not forbear cheering at the sight.
Long and loud was the cheering that burst forth at sight of us; deafening was the din of ringing metal as the veteran warriors of every Martian clime clashed their blades together on high in token of success and victory, but as I passed among the throng of saluting nobles and warriors, jeds and jeddaks, my heart still was heavy, for there were two faces missing that I would have given much to have seen there--Thuvan Dihn and Thuvia of Ptarth were not to be found in the great chamber.
And when they saw the famous doctor really come, these monkeys made a tremendous noise, cheering and waving leaves and swinging out of the branches to greet him.