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cheer

 (chîr)
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- in Indo-European roots.]

cheer′er n.
cheer′ing·ly adv.

cheer

(tʃɪə)
vb
1. (usually foll by up) to make or become happy or hopeful; comfort or be comforted
2. to applaud with shouts
3. (when: tr, sometimes foll by on) to encourage (a team, person, etc) with shouts, esp in contests
n
4. a shout or cry of approval, encouragement, etc, often using such words as hurrah! or rah! rah! rah!
5. three cheers three shouts of hurrah given in unison by a group to honour someone or celebrate something
6. happiness; good spirits
7. state of mind; spirits (archaic, except in the phrases be of good cheer, with good cheer)
8. archaic provisions for a feast; fare
[C13 (in the sense: face, welcoming aspect): from Old French chere, from Late Latin cara face, from Greek kara head]
ˈcheerer n

cheer

(tʃɪər)

n.
1. a shout of encouragement, approval, etc.
2. a shout used by spectators to encourage an athletic team, contestant, etc.
3. something that gives comfort or joy: words of cheer.
4. a state of feeling or spirits: Be of good cheer.
5. gladness, gaiety, or animation.
6. food and drink: to invite friends for Christmas cheer.
interj.
7. cheers, (used as a salutation or toast.)
v.t.
8. to salute with shouts of approval, congratulation, triumph, etc.
9. to gladden; raise the spirits of (often fol. by up): The good news cheered her.
v.i.
10. to utter cheers of approval, encouragement, etc.
11. Obs. to be in a particular state of mind or spirits.
12. cheer on, to encourage or urge on.
13. cheer up, to become or make happier or more cheerful.
[1175–1225; Middle English chere face < Anglo-French; Old French chiere < Late Latin cara < Greek kárā face, head]
cheer′er, n.

cheer


Past participle: cheered
Gerund: cheering

Imperative
cheer
cheer
Present
I cheer
you cheer
he/she/it cheers
we cheer
you cheer
they cheer
Preterite
I cheered
you cheered
he/she/it cheered
we cheered
you cheered
they cheered
Present Continuous
I am cheering
you are cheering
he/she/it is cheering
we are cheering
you are cheering
they are cheering
Present Perfect
I have cheered
you have cheered
he/she/it has cheered
we have cheered
you have cheered
they have cheered
Past Continuous
I was cheering
you were cheering
he/she/it was cheering
we were cheering
you were cheering
they were cheering
Past Perfect
I had cheered
you had cheered
he/she/it had cheered
we had cheered
you had cheered
they had cheered
Future
I will cheer
you will cheer
he/she/it will cheer
we will cheer
you will cheer
they will cheer
Future Perfect
I will have cheered
you will have cheered
he/she/it will have cheered
we will have cheered
you will have cheered
they will have cheered
Future Continuous
I will be cheering
you will be cheering
he/she/it will be cheering
we will be cheering
you will be cheering
they will be cheering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cheering
you have been cheering
he/she/it has been cheering
we have been cheering
you have been cheering
they have been cheering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cheering
you will have been cheering
he/she/it will have been cheering
we will have been cheering
you will have been cheering
they will have been cheering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cheering
you had been cheering
he/she/it had been cheering
we had been cheering
you had been cheering
they had been cheering
Conditional
I would cheer
you would cheer
he/she/it would cheer
we would cheer
you would cheer
they would cheer
Past Conditional
I would have cheered
you would have cheered
he/she/it would have cheered
we would have cheered
you would have cheered
they would have cheered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheer - a cry or shout of approvalcheer - a cry or shout of approval    
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
banzai - a Japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph
bravo - a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance
hooray, hurrah - a victory cheer; "let's give the team a big hurrah"
salvo - a sudden outburst of cheers; "there was a salvo of approval"
2.cheer - the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
good-humoredness, good-humouredness, good-naturedness, good-temperedness - a cheerful willingness to be obliging
Verb1.cheer - give encouragement to
buck up, take heart - gain courage
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
2.cheer - show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy"
applaud - express approval of; "I applaud your efforts"
lighten, lighten up, buoy up - make more cheerful; "the conversation lightened me up a bit"
3.cheer - cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"
amuse - make (somebody) laugh; "The clown amused the children"
4.cheer - become cheerful
exuberate, exult, jubilate, rejoice, triumph - to express great joy; "Who cannot exult in Spring?"
buoy up, lighten up, lighten - become more cheerful; "after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit"
joy, rejoice - feel happiness or joy
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
5.cheer - spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shoutscheer - spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
cheerlead - act as a cheerleader in a sports event
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

cheer

verb
1. applaud, hail, acclaim, clap, hurrah Cheering crowds lined the route.
applaud boo, ridicule, hiss, jeer, blow a raspberry
noun
1. applause, ovation, plaudits, acclamation The colonel was rewarded by a resounding cheer from his men.
2. cheerfulness, comfort, joy, optimism, animation, glee, solace, buoyancy, mirth, gaiety, merriment, liveliness, gladness, hopefulness, merry-making This news did not bring them much cheer.
cheer someone up comfort, encourage, brighten, hearten, enliven, gladden, gee up, jolly along (informal) She chatted away brightly, trying to cheer him up.
cheer up take heart, rally, perk up, buck up (informal) Cheer up, things could be a lot worse.

cheer

noun
A condition of supreme well-being and good spirits:
verb
1. To give great or keen pleasure to:
Archaic: joy.
2. To impart strength and confidence to.Also used with up:
3. To impart courage, inspiration, and resolution to.Also used with on:
4. To express approval, especially by clapping:
Idiom: give someone a hand.
Translations
تَهْليلحالةٌ نَفْسِيّةٌ حَسَنَههُتافيَهْتِفُ لِيُهَلِّلُ ل
náladapovzbuditpovzbuzeníprovolat slávuprovolávání slávy
heppehumørhurraråbjubeltiljuble
hurratakannustaaosoittaa suosiotasuosionosoitus
navijativeselje
megéljenez
fagnafagnaîaróphugarástand, skap
喝采声援する
갈채성원하다
ačiū!džiaugsmingasdžiugesysdžiugiaidžiugus
labs garastāvoklislai dzīvo!'piekrišanas/urā saucienssveikt
volanie na slávuvolať na slávu
vzklikvzklikati
hurra förhurrarop
เปล่งเสียงแสดงความยินดีการส่งเสียงเชียร์
cổ vũtiếng cổ vũ

cheer

[tʃɪəʳ]
A. N
1. (= applause) → ovación f, aclamación f; (= hurrah) → vítor m, viva m
a cheer went up from the crowdla multitud prorrumpió en ovaciones or vítores
there were loud cheers at thisesto fue muy aplaudido
three cheers for the president!¡viva el presidente!, ¡tres hurras por el presidente!
2. (= comfort) → consuelo m
the inflation figures offer little cheer to the governmentel nivel de inflación brinda poco consuelo al gobierno
3. (= state of mind) be of good cheer (liter) → ¡ánimo!
B. EXCL cheers! (= toast) → ¡salud! (Brit) (= thank you) → ¡gracias!; (= goodbye) → ¡hasta luego!
C. VT
1. (= applaud) [+ winner etc] → aclamar, vitorear
2. (also cheer up) (= gladden) → alegrar, animar
I was much cheered by the newsme alegró mucho la noticia
D. VI (= shout) → dar vivas, dar vítores
cheer on VT + ADVanimar (con aplausos or gritos)
cheer up
A. VI + ADVanimarse, alegrarse
cheer up!¡anímate!, ¡ánimo!
B. VT + ADValegrar, animar; [+ person] → levantar el ánimo a

cheer

[ˈtʃɪər]
vt
[+ team, speaker] → acclamer, applaudir
(= gladden) → réconforter
viapplaudir
nacclamations fpl
to give a cheer → pousser un hourra
cheers! excl
(= good health) → à la vôtre!
(= thanks) → merci!
cheer on
vtencourager
cheer up
vi (= become more cheerful) → se dérider (= be more hopeful) → reprendre courage
cheer up! → ne te laisse pas abattre!
vt [+ person] → remonter le moral à; [+ room] → égayer
I was trying to cheer him up → J'essayais de lui remonter le moral.

cheer

n
Hurra- or Beifallsruf m; (= cheering)Hurrageschrei nt, → Jubel m; to give three cheers for somebodyjdn dreimal hochleben lassen, ein dreifaches Hoch auf jdn ausbringen; three cheers for Mike!ein dreifaches Hurra für Mike!; cheers! (inf: = your health) → prost!; (Brit inf: = goodbye) → tschüs(s)! (inf); (Brit inf: = thank you) → danke schön!
(= comfort)Aufmunterung f, → Ermutigung f; the news gave us some cheerdie Nachricht munterte uns auf; words of cheeraufmunternde Worte, Zuspruch m
(old) be of good cheerseid guten Mutes or wohlgemut (old)
(old, = food etc) good cheerTafelfreude (→ n pl) f (old)
vt
personzujubeln (+dat); thing, eventbejubeln
(= gladden)aufmuntern, aufheitern, froh machen
vijubeln, hurra or Hurra rufen

cheer

[tʃɪəʳ]
1. n (shout) → evviva m inv; (applause) → applauso
three cheers for the winner! → tre urrà per il vincitore!
2. vt
a. (applaud, winner) → applaudire
b. (gladden) → rallegrare
3. viapplaudire
cheer on vt + adv (person) → incitare
cheer up
1. vi + advrallegrarsi, farsi animo
cheer up! → coraggio!, su con la vita!
2. vt + advrallegrare, tirar su di morale

cheer

(tʃiə) noun
1. a shout of approval, encouragement or welcome. Three cheers for the Queen!
2. mood. Be of good cheer.
verb
to give a shout of approval etc (to). The crowd cheered the new champion.
ˈcheerful adjective
full of, or causing, happiness. a cheerful smile; cheerful news.
ˈcheerfully adverb
ˈcheerfulness noun
ˈcheerless adjective
gloomy. a cheerless room.
cheers! interjection
1. used as a toast when drinking.
2. cheerio!.
3. thanks!.
ˈcheery adjective
lively and happy.
ˈcheerily adverb
ˈcheeriness noun
cheer up
to make or become (more cheerful). He cheered up when he saw her; The flowers will cheer her up.

cheer

تَهْليل, يُهَلِّلُ ل povzbudit, povzbuzení heppe, jubel Beifall, zujubeln ζητωκραυγάζω, ζητωκραυγή ovación, ovacionar osoittaa suosiota, suosionosoitus encouragement, encourager navijati, veselje incoraggiare, urrà 喝采, 声援する 갈채, 성원하다 juichen, juichkreet heie på, hurrarop rozweselić, usposobienie alegrar, festejar, viva ободрительное восклицание, приветствовать hurra för, hurrarop เปล่งเสียงแสดงความยินดี, การส่งเสียงเชียร์ tezahürat, tezahürat yapmak cổ vũ, tiếng cổ vũ 欢呼
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said Annie with a funny look, as Meg slipped the note into her pocket as a sort of talisman against envy, vanity, and false pride, for the few loving words had done her good, and the flowers cheered her up by their beauty.
Cheered by these assurances, and satisfied by a reasoning that was so obvious, while it was so simple, the party resumed its course, after making a short halt, to take a hurried repast.
An opening, in the trees now cheered him with the hopes that the church bridge was at hand.
And still puffing at his pipe, Stubb cheered on his crew to the assault.
So John cheered him up, but every one was sorry to lose James; as for Merrylegs, he pined after him for several days, and went quite off his appetite.
On a rough bench in the corner, a couple of woolly-headed boys, with glistening black eyes and fat shining cheeks, were busy in superintending the first walking operations of the baby, which, as is usually the case, consisted in getting up on its feet, balancing a moment, and then tumbling down,--each successive failure being violently cheered, as something decidedly clever.
My presence gave the monks hope, and cheered them up a good deal; insomuch that they ate a square meal that night for the first time in ten days.
I cheered the noble fellow with praises, and soon his fears were forgotten and he was eager for the adventure.
Whenever I got uncommon tired I played hookey, and the hiding I got next day done me good and cheered me up.
Burch prayed for grandfather, and called him a man of God, and thanked our Heavenly Father that his spirit was still alive in his descendants (that was you), and that the good old house where so many of the brethren had been cheered and helped, and from which so many had gone out strengthened for the fight, was still hospitably open for the stranger and wayfarer.
They were cheered by the joy of the servants on their arrival, and each for the sake of the others resolved to appear happy.
Rochester drew back the thick curtain, drew up the holland blind, let in all the daylight he could; and I was surprised and cheered to see how far dawn was advanced: what rosy streaks were beginning to brighten the east.