cheers


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cheers

 (chîrz)
interj.
1. Used as a toast or valediction.
2. Chiefly British Used as an expression of thanks.

cheers

(tʃɪəz)
sentence substitute
1. a drinking toast
2. goodbye! cheerio!
3. thanks!

cheers

1. before drinking

People often say cheers to each other just before drinking an alcoholic drink.

I took a chair, poured myself a small drink and said 'Cheers!'
Cheers, Helen. Drink up.
2. thanking someone

British people sometimes say cheers instead of 'thank you' or 'goodbye'.

'Here you are.' – 'Oh, cheers. Thanks.'
'Thanks for ringing.' – 'OK, cheers.' – 'Bye bye.' – 'Cheers.'
Translations
наздраве
na zdraví
skål
nos vemossalud
rõõmuhüüded
kiittikippisterve
चीयर्स
uzdravlje
egészségedreszervusz
protos
skál
bedanktcheersciaodank jedank je wel
cześćna zdrowie
pa
na zdravie
skål

cheers

[tʃɪəz] excl (toast) → (alla) salute!, cin cin! (Brit) (fam) (thank you) → grazie!; (goodbye) → ciao!
References in classic literature ?
And therefore three cheers for Nantucket; and come a stove boat and stove body when they will, for stave my soul, Jove himself cannot.
They were crowded into the patrol wagons as if into streetcars, and then off they went amid a din of cheers.
What we's to do for cheers, now, I declar I don't know," said Aunt Chloe.
One terrible thing about this thing was the absence of human voices; there were no cheers, no war cries; being intent upon a surprise, these men moved as noiselessly as they could; and always when the front rank was near enough to their goal to make it proper for them to begin to get a shout ready, of course they struck the fatal line and went down without testifying.
Well then, and gave him the knight-stroke so I raise you to nobility, who begged for grace for your offense now kneels before me, rise as knight; knavish you have acted, and Knave of Bergen shall you be called henceforth, and gladly the Black knight rose; three cheers were given in honor of the Emperor, and loud cries of joy testified the approbation with which the Queen danced still once with the Knave of Bergen.
Then he stepped from the stand, leaving a startled and impressive hush behind him instead of the customary explosion of cheers and party cries.
Alice Robinson proposed that the school should sing Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue
Besides, there is that peculiar voice of hers, so animating and piquant, as well as soft: it cheers my withered heart; it puts life into it.
Creakle then made a speech, through Tungay, in which he thanked Steerforth for asserting (though perhaps too warmly) the independence and respectability of Salem House; and which he wound up by shaking hands with Steerforth, while we gave three cheers - I did not quite know what for, but I supposed for Steerforth, and so joined in them ardently, though I felt miserable.
All the way along the streets I had been the object of curiosity to a vast crowd, which had filled every doorway and every window, and it was amidst their shouts and cheers that I was ushered into the presence of the Sultan.
In 1895 he sat in his Canton home and heard the cheers of the Chicago Convention.
After which the yeomen gave three cheers for the Queen and three more for her page, and drank toasts to them both, rising to their feet.