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cheer  (chîr)
1. Lightness of spirits or mood; gaiety or joy: a happy tune, full of cheer.
2. A source of joy or happiness; a comfort.
a. A shout of approval, encouragement, or congratulation.
b. A short, rehearsed jingle or phrase, shouted in unison by a squad of cheerleaders.
4. Festive food and drink; refreshment.
v. cheered, cheer·ing, cheers
1. To make happier or more cheerful: a warm fire that cheered us.
2. To encourage with or as if with cheers; urge: The fans cheered the runners on. See Synonyms at encourage.
3. To salute or acclaim with cheers; applaud. See Synonyms at applaud.
1. To shout cheers.
2. To become cheerful: had lunch and soon cheered up.

[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.]

cheerer n.
cheering·ly adv.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
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"

adjective encouraging, promising, comforting, reassuring, heartening, auspicious, propitious It is cheering to hear some good news for once.
cheering [ˈtʃɪərɪŋ]
A. ADJ [news] → bueno, esperanzador; [prospect] → alentador
B. Novaciones fpl, vítores mpl
nJubel m, → Jubeln nt, → Hurrageschrei nt; (= cheering on)anfeuernde Zurufe pl
news, prospectbeglückend
cheering [ˈtʃɪərɪŋ]
1. adj (news, sight) → confortante
2. n (of crowd) → acclamazioni fpl

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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.
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