What does cheering mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheering, shoutingadjective

    encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators

    "it's all over but the shouting"

  2. comforting, cheering, satisfyingadjective

    providing freedom from worry

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cheering

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  1. Cheering

    Cheering is the uttering or making of sounds encouraging, stimulating or exciting to action, indicating approval or acclaiming or welcoming persons, announcements of events and the like. The word cheer meant originally face, countenance, expression, and came through Old French into Middle English in the 13th century from Low Latin cara, head; this is generally referred to the Greek καρα;. Cara is used by the 6th-century poet Flavius Cresconius Corippus, Postquam venere verendam Caesilris ante caram. Cheer was at first qualified with epithets, both of joy and gladness and of sorrow; compare She thanked Dyomede for ale ... his gode chere with If they sing ... tis with so dull a cheere. An early transference in meaning was to hospitality or entertainment, and hence to food and drink, good cheer. The sense of a shout of encouragement or applause is a late use. Defoe speaks of it as a sailor's word, and the meaning does not appear in Johnson. Of the different words or rather sounds that are used in cheering, "hurrah", though now generally looked on as the typical British form of cheer, is found in various forms in German, Scandinavian, Russian, French. It is probably onomatopoeic in origin; From the Norse battle cry "Huer Av", meaning "Heads Off", but some connect it with such words as hurry, whirl ; the meaning would then be haste, to encourage speed or onset in battle. The English hurrah was preceded by huzza, stated to be a sailors word, and generally connected with heeze, to hoist, probably being one of the cries that sailors use when hauling or hoisting. The German hoch, seen in full in Hoch lebe der Kaiser, &c., the French vive, Italian and Spanish viva, evviva, are cries rather of acclamation than encouragement. The Japanese shout banzai became familiar during the Russo-Japanese War. In reports of parliamentary and other debates the insertion of cheers at any point in a speech indicates that approval was shown by members of the House by emphatic utterances of hear hear. Cheering may be tumultuous, or it may be conducted rhythmically by prearrangement, as in the case of the Hip-hip-hip by way of introduction to a simultaneous hurrah. The saying "hip hip hurrah" is alleged to have roots going back to the crusaders, then meaning "Jerusalem is lost to the infidel, and we are on our way to paradise. The abbreviation HEP would then stand for Hierosolyma est perdita, "Jerusalem is lost" in Latin.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cheering

    The result of an animated excitement in action, which often incites to valour. Also, practised on ships parting at sea, on joining an admiral, &c. In piratical vessels, to frighten their prey with a semblance of valour.

How to pronounce cheering?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheering in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cheering in a Sentence

  1. Eleanor McLaughlin:

    I was just so emotional after finally seeing Matt for the first time on our wedding day, then after I heard all the cheering, I turned and was like,' Wait you're Dave Chappelle.' It was surreal.

  2. The Warriors:

    Some of the fans were cheering when it happened, and I think the Raptors players understood how serious it was and they sort of quieted the crowd, there was just a couple minutes there where it all seemed so eerie and strange, and it took maybe a little bit for both teams to collect themselves.

  3. The German:

    Last year was a good battle with Lewis, when I came out on top. Standing on the top step after a hard-earned win, following in the footsteps of so many great drivers who have won there and with the passionate Brazilian crowd cheering on -- that was a great feeling, i'd love to experience that again, so the aim is to put on another good show for the fans and to carry my form from Mexico into this race.

  4. Rush Limbaugh:

    You know what's been overheard in some of the cheering over there ? I kid you not. I know friends who are there. There are some people wearing the yellow vests chanting,' We want Trump' among the rioters in Paris.

  5. Monica Beaver:

    If you have an issue with somebody's children, talk to the parent. Not the child. We tried to get our row and the row behind us to cheer on and get her to keep cheering. It took a little bit though, but there were a bunch of people upset at that situation, so we tried to fix it in a positive manner.

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