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. Amanda Kloots:

    Please cheer and please pray for Nick Corderos today, and I know that this virus is not going to get Nick Corderos down, it's not how Nick Corderos story ends, so just keep us in your thoughts and prayers today. Thank 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. Anuj Somany:

    When the crafty fox talks through its channel that Jackal alleges Wolf for the atrocity on animals & demands an independent enquiry and spreads this news across the jungle, only foolish beings cheer and get excited. The smart cum alert ones know that the accused will get the clean chit as it's an old game between the two to abuse verbally and blame each other in the daylight to show themselves rivals but secretly remain united in the night to enjoy party together.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The nexus between the wolf and the jackal to jointly harass the mammals got exposed several years back, but they still continue to play the old divide and rule game to accuse & blame each other for the atrocity and injustice on animals just to make lame claim that they are in opposition of each other. When both are seen partying together or at the same place, their crony partner fox comes to their rescue and talks through its channel that see they are not talking or looking at each other and upon this only foolish animals clap and cheer.

  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
  • 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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