What does Cheer mean?

Definitions for Cheer
tʃɪərCheer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Cheer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheernoun

    a cry or shout of approval

  2. cheerfulness, cheer, sunniness, sunshineverb

    the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

    "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"

  3. cheer, hearten, recreate, emboldenverb

    give encouragement to

  4. cheerverb

    show approval or good wishes by shouting

    "everybody cheered the birthday boy"

  5. cheer, cheer up, jolly along, jolly upverb

    cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful

    "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"

  6. cheer, cheer up, chirk upverb

    become cheerful

  7. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep upverb

    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

    "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

Wiktionary

  1. cheernoun

    The face.

    Etymology: From chere, from chiere, from cara.

  2. cheernoun

    One's expression or countenance.

    Etymology: From chere, from chiere, from cara.

  3. cheernoun

    One's attitude, mood.

    Etymology: From chere, from chiere, from cara.

  4. cheernoun

    A cheerful attitude; a nice disposition.

    Etymology: From chere, from chiere, from cara.

  5. cheernoun

    A cry expressing joy, approval or support such as "hurray".

    A cheer rose from the crowd.

    Etymology: From chere, from chiere, from cara.

  6. cheernoun

    A chant made in support of a team at a sports event.

    Etymology: From chere, from chiere, from cara.

  7. cheerverb

    To shout a cheer or cheers.

    The crowd cheered in support of the athletes.

    Etymology: From chere, from chiere, from cara.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cheernoun

    the face; the countenance or its expression

    Etymology: [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chre, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

  2. Cheernoun

    feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart

    Etymology: [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chre, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

  3. Cheernoun

    gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation

    Etymology: [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chre, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

  4. Cheernoun

    that which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer

    Etymology: [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chre, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

  5. Cheernoun

    a shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc

    Etymology: [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chre, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

  6. Cheerverb

    to cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; -- often with up

    Etymology: [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chre, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

  7. Cheerverb

    to infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort

    Etymology: [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chre, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

  8. Cheerverb

    to salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers; as, to cheer hounds in a chase

    Etymology: [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chre, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

  9. Cheerverb

    to grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; -- usually with up

    Etymology: [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chre, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

  10. Cheerverb

    to be in any state or temper of mind

    Etymology: [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chre, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

  11. Cheerverb

    to utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc

    Etymology: [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chre, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

Freebase

  1. Cheer

    Cheer is the name of a laundry detergent sold in the United States and Canada. It is manufactured by Procter & Gamble. It was introduced in 1950, and after a slight reformulation in 1952, was a highly successful follow up to P&G's Tide product from 1948-49. Cheer is recognized for its distinctive blue granules. The 1952 formula was designed to clean as well as perform bluing, which makes white clothing look whiter. Magazine and television ads at the time proclaimed, "...washes clothes so clean, so white, you don't need bluing or bleach!" This was well known as a sponsor of I Love Lucy. In the 1960s, the brand was repositioned as "All Temperature Cheer" or as it was also known, "All-Tempa-Cheer", as it was formulated to clean clothes effectively in all water temperatures. The brand is currently known as "Cheer Colorguard" and "Cheer Brightclean." Favorite laundry detergent of the Jerry Seinfeld character as seen in the episode about the AIDS walk.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cheer

    chēr, n. disposition, frame of mind (with good, &c.): joy: a shout of approval or welcome: kind treatment: entertainment: fare, food.—v.t. to comfort: to encourage: to applaud: to inspirit—'to cheer up.'—v.i. in such phrases as 'How cheer'st thou?'—refl. as in 'Cheer thee.'—n. Cheer′er, one who, or that which, cheers.—adj. Cheer′ful, of good spirits: joyful: lively.—advs. Cheer′fully, Cheer′ily.—ns. Cheer′fulness; Cheer′iness; Cheer′ishness (Milton), cheerfulness.—adj. Cheer′less, without comfort: gloomy.—n. Cheer′lessness.—adj. Cheer′ly, cheerful.—adv. in a cheery manner: heartily.—adj. Cheer′y, cheerful: promoting cheerfulness. [O. Fr. chiere, the countenance—Low L. cara, the face.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Cheer' in Verbs Frequency: #974

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cheer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cheer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Cheer in a Sentence

  1. Blessing Irish:

    May there always be work for your hands to do, May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane, May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    You are valuable. Yes! you heard me right. No matter who you are or what you’ve been through in life, you are still valuable and never valueless. Thus, cheer up and be encouraged. -Emeasoba George

  3. Amber Kraft:

    When Jessica Maddox look at how much weight bears need to gain to survive six months of famine, Jessica Maddox can't help but cheer them on. People love bears and they love a good competition, for us, we are happy to share because fat bears exemplify the richness of Katmai National Katmai National Park and Bristol Bay, Alaska.

  4. Joseph Tame:

    There are many areas of the city that are beautifully illuminated with Christmas decorations, but there are also areas where there are not, so I thought wouldn't it be great to take the fun and wonder of these illuminations into those areas and spread the Christmas cheer, i like to make people laugh and smile where they don't expect it.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.

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Translations for Cheer

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  • يشجعArabic
  • аплодирам, настроение, одобрително възклицаниеBulgarian
  • aufheitern, aufmuntern, jubeln, applaudierenGerman
  • hurai, huraoEsperanto
  • hurra, alegría, aclamarSpanish
  • hilpeys, hurrata, hurraahuuto, kannustaa, kannustushuuto, iloisuusFinnish
  • applaudir, acclamerFrench
  • जयकारHindi
  • buonumore, incitareItalian
  • 声援, 喝采, 励ますJapanese
  • sorakanMalay
  • heiarop, heieNorwegian
  • поощрять, подбадривать, воодушевлять, приветствовать, аплодировать, ликоватьRussian
  • heja, hejaramsa, hurraSwedish
  • vui lênVietnamese

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