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 ?
Pickwick) would not deny that he was influenced by human passions and human feelings (cheers)-- possibly by human weaknesses (loud cries of "No"); but this he would say, that if ever the fire of self-importance broke out in his bosom, the desire to benefit the human race in preference effectually quenched it.
So now I hope you'll all listen to me" (loud cheers of "That we will"), "for I'm going to talk seriously.
1-20) I sing of Artemis, whose shafts are of gold, who cheers on the hounds, the pure maiden, shooter of stags, who delights in archery, own sister to Apollo with the golden sword.
This dream made him run faster among his comrades, who were giving vent to hoarse and frantic cheers.
And the proud tulip, raised on its pedestal, soon overlooked the assembled crowd of people, who clapped their hands, and made the old town of Haarlem re-echo with their tremendous cheers.
A few cheers heralded the advent of several young fellows, in shirt- sleeves, carrying buckets, bottles, and towels, who crawled through the ropes and crossed to the diagonal corner from her.
Waldron whispered to the chairman, who half rose and said something severely to his water-carafe.) "But enough of this!" (Loud and prolonged cheers.) "Let me pass to some subject of wider interest.
Then would the inferior Barnacles exclaim, obeying orders,'Hear, Hear, Hear!' and 'Read!' Then would the noble or right honourable Barnacle perceive, sir, from this little document, which he thought might carry conviction even to the perversest mind (Derisive laughter and cheering from the Barnacle fry), that within the short compass of the last financial half- year, this much-maligned Department (Cheers) had written and received fifteen thousand letters (Loud cheers), had written twenty-four thousand minutes (Louder cheers), and thirty-two thousand five hundred and seventeen memoranda (Vehement cheering).
"Rise, Robin Fitzooth, Earl of Huntingdon!" he exclaimed, while a mighty cheer arose from the band and rent the air of the forest.
While the people cheered and waved their hats and handkerchiefs, there came walking the Royal Princess Ozma, looking so pretty and sweet that it is no wonder her people love her so dearly.
Then they had to make way for Ozma to welcome the tin man, and the army caught sight of him and set up a cheer, and everybody was delighted and happy.
The crowd raised a cheer, and some one cried out, "Go it, Green-patch!" This tickled the audience and a score of voices shouted, "Go it, Green-patch!"