Definitions of cheer

  1. urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; " The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  2. give encouragement to
  3. a cry or shout of approval
  4. show approval or good wishes by shouting; " everybody cheered the birthday boy"
  5. become cheerful
  6. make cheerful
  7. urge on or encourage especially by shouts; " The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  8. cause ( somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; " She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"
  9. The face; the countenance or its expression.
  10. Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart.
  11. Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation.
  12. That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer.
  13. A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc.
  14. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
  15. To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers; as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
  16. To be in any state or temper of mind.
  17. To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc.
  18. Cheerfulness.
  19. To grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; - usually with up.
  20. Temper or state of mind; especially, a state of gladness or joy; that which is furnished for entertainment; a shout of applause; sometimes, luck.
  21. To gladden; encourage; applaud; to greet, especially with shouts of welcome.
  22. To be come glad; with up; to shout applause, etc.
  23. A shout of applause.
  24. That which makes the countenance glad: joy: a shout: kind treatment: entertainment: fare.
  25. To make the countenance glad: to comfort: to encourage: to applaud.
  26. Joy; encouragement; an approving shout; fare.
  27. To comfort; encourage; applaud with a cheer.
  28. To give an approving shout.
  29. To make or become cheerful; applaud with cheers; utter cheers.
  30. Provisions for a feast.
  31. An expression of cheerfulness; a state of gladness or joy; that which makes cheerful; entertainment; good fare; a shout of joy or applause.
  32. To gladden; to cause to rejoice; to applaud; to encourage.
  33. To grow cheerful; to raise a cheer.
  34. To receive with shouts of joy; to applaud; to comfort; to gladden; to infuse life into; to encourage; to become gladsome.
  35. A joyful shout; applause; mirth; provisions for a feast.

Usage examples for cheer

  1. " Cheer up," encouraged Gud, " I feel it my duty to help you. – The Book of Gud by Dan Spain Harold Hersey
  2. These men are helpless things without us women to cheer them up, aren't they, Mrs. Larsen? – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  3. Then Jane ran off, quick as she could, To cheer his heart with drink and food. – Country Sentiment by Robert Graves
  4. I thought to cheer them up, but they wept the more. – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  5. Not a home to smile before me, Not a voice to cheer is heard; Hush! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  6. Thought I'd cheer you up a bit. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  7. What could she now say or do to cheer Godwin? – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  8. Just what the trouble was, I did not know, but I had decided that it was up to me to try to cheer him up. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  9. I only meant to cheer you up a bit, that's all. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  10. You'll hear it through the wall and it'll mebbe cheer you up if you feel dowly. – The Privet Hedge by J. E. Buckrose
  11. That thought will cheer me as I go on my way." – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  12. No doubt I've made it look too serious, so cheer up! – The Passing of Ku Sui by Anthony Gilmore
  13. It was meant to cheer, but it did not cheer. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  14. Doesn't that cheer you, Dick? – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  15. Then they all made him good cheer as lay in their power. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  16. They were always anxious to help us or cheer us on our way. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  17. In one he said: Mr. Rogers is perfectly satisfied that our course was right, absolutely right and wise- cheer up, the best is yet to come. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  18. Cheer up, both of you, and try not to mind. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  19. Pretty birds come to my garden, And sing there the live- long day; Yes the birds and pretty flowers Help and cheer us on our way. – Our Boys and Other Poems by Alan L. Strang
  20. But cheer up, and make the best of it. – The Wreckers of Sable Island by J. Macdonald Oxley