Definition of cheer in English:
- As I came across the field I heard the crowd shouting and cheering as I got closer.
- She could hear the crowd cheering loudly, shouting things she could not seem to grasp.
- He shouted something in his language and the crowds cheered once more.
- This is the only home game left in the league as the remaining three games are away and a large support to cheer the lads on would be appreciated.
- As we walked into the TA our support crew cheered us on and we plopped into the chairs set out for us.
- This was a close and exciting game with a huge number of supporters cheering their sides on.
- There is more cheering news for Cameron supporters, though.
- It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
- Enlist the help of a life coach, friend, or family member to cheer you on in support.
- He said he was thankful to his teachers, who had encouraged him and cheered him up when he was unhappy.
- I did my best to cheer them up and encourage them.
- They had taken care of her when she was sick, or hurt, and they had comforted and cheered her up when she was sad.
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- Then the room exploded into cheers and claps and catcalls.
- Elizabeth's gay laugh mingled with the cheers and hollers of everyone out in the yard.
- The watchers began to make wagers and to shout encouragements and cheers.
- They bring about an element of optimism and cheer in one's life.
- It was good activist fun that brought cheer to the soul.
- In today's world of stress and struggle it is a great thing if I can bring cheer, hope and liveliness to my family and surroundings.
- With drink and festive cheer in excess, it's easy to throw caution to the wind and find yourself acting recklessly on a Christmas night out.
In medieval English the word cheer meant ‘face’, coming ultimately from Greek kara ‘head’. People came to use it to refer to the expression on someone's face, and hence to their mood or demeanour. This could be in either a positive or negative sense; you could talk, for example, about a person's ‘sorrowful cheer’ or ‘heavy cheer’. ‘What cheer?’ was once a common greeting meaning ‘how are you?’, and in the 19th century this eventually became worn down to wotcha. Over time cheer developed the specific meaning of ‘a good mood’ and then ‘a shout of encouragement or joy’. A Bronx cheer is a rude noise made by blowing through closed lips with the tongue between them—what is also called a raspberry.
of good cheer
- archaic Cheerful; optimistic.Example sentences
- It was to be a rosy day, full of good cheer and bright optimism.
- With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer, it's the most wonderful time of the year.
- For many folks, the holidays are a time to join family and loved ones in a blizzard of good cheer and heartwarming togetherness.
- Three successive hurrahs shouted to express appreciation or congratulation: three cheers for the winners!More example sentences
- It was a congratulations to him and a three cheers.
- He and the other two waved the rest off and said three cheers to them.
- The Commerce students of Fatima College topped the competitive list with high scores, receiving three cheers from the spectators.
- Qualified approval or mild enthusiasm: larger companies gave at least two cheers for the BudgetMore example sentences
- He said: ‘There were two cheers for these promises but locals want more effective action taken now, to improve station safety.’
- He raises two cheers for TV talent shows
- But I still think that the progress humanists have made on this issue in recent years deserves a resounding - two cheers.
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