Word:

Cheer

Pronunciation: chērd
n.1.The face; the countenance or its expression.
1.That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer.
2.Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart.
Be of good cheer.
- Matt. ix. 2.
The parents . . . fled away with heavy cheer.
- Holland.
3.Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation.
5.A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc.
Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street.
- Tennyson.
What cheer?
How do you fare? What is there that is cheering?
v. t.1.To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; - often with up.
[imp. & p. p. Cheered (chērd); p. pr. & vb. n. cheering.]
2.To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
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.
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.
3.To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc.
Noun1.cheer - a cry or shout of approval
2.cheer - the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
Synonyms: cheerfulness
Verb1.cheer - give encouragement to
2.cheer - show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy"
3.cheer - cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"
4.cheer - become cheerful
Synonyms: chirk up, cheer up
Antonyms:
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
5.cheer - urge on or encourage especially by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
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Cheeks
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Cheeks of a mast
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-- Cheer --
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