What does cheer mean?

Definitions for cheer

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheer(noun)

    a cry or shout of approval

  2. cheerfulness, cheer, sunniness, sunshine(verb)

    the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

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

  3. cheer, hearten, recreate, embolden(verb)

    give encouragement to

  4. cheer(verb)

    show approval or good wishes by shouting

    "everybody cheered the birthday boy"

  5. cheer, cheer up, jolly along, jolly up(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    become cheerful

  7. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up(verb)

    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

    "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"


  1. cheer(Noun)

    The face.

  2. cheer(Noun)

    One's expression or countenance.

  3. cheer(Noun)

    One's attitude, mood.

  4. cheer(Noun)

    A cheerful attitude; a nice disposition.

  5. cheer(Noun)

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

    A cheer rose from the crowd.

  6. cheer(Noun)

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

  7. cheer(Verb)

    To shout a cheer or cheers.

    The crowd cheered in support of the athletes.

  8. Origin: From chere, from chiere, from cara.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cheer(noun)

    the face; the countenance or its expression

  2. Cheer(noun)

    feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart

  3. Cheer(noun)

    gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation

  4. Cheer(noun)

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

  5. Cheer(noun)

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

  6. Cheer(verb)

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

  7. Cheer(verb)

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

  8. Cheer(verb)

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

  9. Cheer(verb)

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

  10. Cheer(verb)

    to be in any state or temper of mind

  11. Cheer(verb)

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

  12. Origin: [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.]


  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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  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. Philander Johnson:

    Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Come on, cheer up. For, you are one of a kind.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.

  4. Carroll Moore:

    Instead of Christmas cheer, we are spreading some holiday fear.

  5. Mark Twain:

    The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

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  • يشجعArabic
  • аплодирам, настроение, одобрително възклицаниеBulgarian
  • jubeln, applaudieren, aufmuntern, aufheiternGerman
  • hurai, huraoEsperanto
  • aclamar, alegría, hurraSpanish
  • iloisuus, hilpeys, kannustushuuto, kannustaa, hurraahuuto, hurrataFinnish
  • acclamer, applaudirFrench
  • जयकारHindi
  • incitare, buonumoreItalian
  • 喝采, 声援, 励ますJapanese
  • sorakanMalay
  • heiarop, heieNorwegian
  • подбадривать, ликовать, аплодировать, приветствовать, воодушевлять, поощрятьRussian
  • hurra, hejaramsa, hejaSwedish
  • vui lênVietnamese

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