cheering


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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.

cheering

(ˈtʃɪərɪŋ)
n
encouraging shouts from supporters, admirers etc
adj
gladdening; encouraging
ˈcheeringly 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.

cheering

adjective
Inspiring confidence or hope:
Translations

cheering

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

cheering

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

cheering

[ˈtʃɪərɪŋ]
1. adj (news, sight) → confortante
2. n (of crowd) → acclamazioni fpl
References in classic literature ?
(Vehement cheering.) He had felt some pride--he acknowledged it freely, and let his enemies make the most of it--he had felt some pride when he presented his Tittlebatian Theory to the world; it might be celebrated or it might not.
And the big boys who sit at the tables pound them and cheer; and the small boys who stand behind pound one another, and cheer, and rush about the hall cheering. Then silence being made, Warner reminds them of the old School-house custom of drinking the healths, on the first night of singing, of those who are going to leave at the end of the half.
And away goes the pounding and cheering again, becoming deafening when old Brooke gets on his legs; till, a table having broken down, and a gallon or so of beer been upset, and all throats getting dry, silence ensues, and the hero speaks, leaning his hands on the table, and bending a little forwards.
In the afternoon the way from the Mansion House to Nottingham Church was lined with cheering people, as the wedding party passed by.
Out through the cheering streets they fared, while the greenwood men ran ahead and flung gold pennies right and left in their joy, and bade the people drink the health of the young couple and the King.
With regular steps tramped the machine-man Tik-tok, and there was more cheering when the Wizard of Oz followed in the procession.
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.
There was much shouting and cheering, and the people threw flowers in their path, and every face wore a happy smile.
Eva wondered, but silently followed her guide, little Rose-Leaf, who with tender words passed among the delicate blossoms, pouring dew on their feeble roots, cheering them with her loving words and happy smile.
(here he beamed and blinked at the lecturer) "will excuse me when I say that they are necessarily both superficial and misleading, since they have to be graded to the comprehension of an ignorant audience." (Ironical cheering.) "Popular lecturers are in their nature parasitic." (Angry gesture of protest from Mr.
Darwin, and I " (Prolonged cheering and complete interruption.)
Clennam cheering him with a hearty co-operation, was a moral support to him, besides doing good service in his business relation.