Whzt cheer? Now do you fare? What is there that is cheering?

(Cheer), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cheered ; p. pr. & vb. n. cheering.]

1. To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; — often with up. Cowpe.

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

The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered.

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

To cheer ship, to salute a passing ship by cheers of sailors stationed in the rigging.

Syn. — To gladden; encourage; inspirit; comfort; console; enliven; refresh; exhilarate; animate; applaud.

(Cheer), v. i.

1. To grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; — usually with up.

At sight of thee my gloomy soul cheers up.
A. Philips.

2. To be in any state or temper of mind. [Obs.]

How cheer'st thou, Jessica?

3. To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc.

And even the ranks of Tusculum
Could scare forbear to cheer.

(Cheer"er) n. One who cheers; one who, or that which, gladdens. "Thou cheerer of our days." Wotton. "Prime cheerer, light." Thomson.

(Cheer) n. [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. chère, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. çiras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.]

1. The face; the countenance or its expression. [Obs.] "Sweat of thy cheer." Wyclif.

2. Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart.

Be of good cheer.
Matt. ix. 2.

The parents . . . fled away with heavy cheer.

3. Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation.

I have not that alacrity of spirit,
Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have.

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

5. A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc.

Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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