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. Willie Anderson:

    Fantastic, something to cheer up the neighborhood.

  2. New York:

    We’re going to continue to spread holiday cheer, not COVID, we are going to keep things open. We’re going to do the right things, but we will not get complacent. We are going to get through this battle, my friends. We’re smart. We know how to do this. We’re not shutting down business. We’re not shutting down schools.

  3. Blessing Irish:

    May the sun always shine on your windowpane May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain May the hand of a friend always be near you May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

  4. Bubba Watson:

    You hear a lot of 'Go Dawgs!' You hear a lot of barking, when you get to see that many people from a school, it is like a fraternity. You can root for those people. Obviously, I want to beat them all, but you root for them and cheer them on.

  5. Kang Hyun-kutold Reutershis:

    Playing bright tracks is to cheer up our members and the overall mood, but my biggest question is whether playing classical music or BTS songs has proven to have any impact on spreading the virus, many people use their own earphones and wearable devices these days, and how do you control their playlists?

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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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    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    • A. leaven
    • B. crate
    • C. encumbrance
    • D. scholastic

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