• Epictetus There Making Good Cheer--2-30-208
    Epictetus There Making Good Cheer--2-30-208
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cheer show approval or good wishes by shouting "everybody cheered the birthday boy"
    • v cheer spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
    • v cheer become cheerful
    • v 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"
    • v cheer give encouragement to
    • n cheer the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
    • n cheer a cry or shout of approval
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Additional illustrations & photos:

On the Crowd Cheered On the Crowd Cheered
Cheerful Beginner Cheerful Beginner

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At Will's first competition he competes with the sword, and after his first victory Jeff gives a little speech which recieves no response until one of Will's friends cheers. this was a mistake none of the extras spoke english and so missed their cue to start cheering, and needed a reminder from one of the lead actors. This scene was going to be shot but the director decided this was better than what they had planned.
    • Cheer A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc. "Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street."
    • Cheer Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart. "Be of good cheer .""The parents . . . fled away with heavy cheer ."
    • Cheer Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation. "I have not that alacrity of spirit,
      Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have."
    • Cheer That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer .
    • Cheer The face; the countenance or its expression. "Sweat of thy cheer ."
    • Cheer To be in any state or temper of mind. "How cheer'st thou, Jessica?"
    • Cheer To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; -- often with up.
    • Cheer To grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; -- usually with up. "At sight of thee my gloomy soul cheers up."
    • Cheer To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort. "The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered ."
    • Cheer To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers; as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
    • Cheer To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc. "And even the ranks of Tusculum
      Could scare forbear to cheer ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cheer The face; countenance.
    • n cheer Look; demeanor.
    • n cheer Expression of countenance, as noting the state of feeling.
    • n cheer State or temper of the mind as indicated by expression or demeanor; state of feeling or spirits.
    • n cheer A state of gladness or joy; gaiety; animation.
    • n cheer That which makes cheerful or promotes good spirits; entertainment; provisions for a feast; viands; fare.
    • n cheer A shout of joy, encouragement, applause, or acclamation.
    • n cheer Fortune; luck; also, report; tidings.
    • cheer To dispel despondency, sorrow, or apathy from; cause to rejoice; gladden; make cheerful; often with up.
    • cheer To cure; recover.
    • cheer To incite; encourage.
    • cheer To salute with shouts of joy or cheers; applaud: as, to cheer a public speaker. Synonyms To inspirit, comfort, console, solace, enliven, animate, exhilarate.
    • cheer To be in any state or temper of mind; fare.
    • cheer To grow cheerful; cast off gloom or despondency; become glad or joyous: often with up.
    • cheer To utter a cheer or shout of acclamation or joy.
    • cheer To fare; prosper.
    • cheer Dear; loved.
    • cheer Worthy; fit.
    • n cheer A dear one; a friend.
    • n cheer English dialectal and former literary form of chair.
    • n cheer A name of Wallich's pheasant, Phasianus wallichi.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cheer chēr disposition, frame of mind (with good, &c.): joy: a shout of approval or welcome: kind treatment: entertainment: fare, food
    • v.t Cheer to comfort: to encourage: to applaud: to inspirit—'to cheer up.'—v.i. in such phrases as 'How cheer'st thou?'—refl. as in 'Cheer thee.'—n. Cheer′er, one who, or that which, cheers
    • adv Cheer in a cheery manner: heartily
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.”
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    “Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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,


In literature:

Garry in his fine clever way knew me and shielded me and cheered me.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
They cheered me, but I felt like cheering them!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Solar engine, though, doesn't sound cheerful.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
He followed me as cheerfully and as readily as a dog.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Till mild rosy morning rise cheerful again; Alas!
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Mr. Greeley saw that the 'slate' had been broken, and cheerfully relinquished the idea of being nominated.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Making our way to the other side of the vessel, we found him sitting disconsolately on a coil of rope, and did our best to cheer him.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
The victors did not forget to cheer courteously for the vanquished, and Barville returned the compliment with a cheer for Oakdale.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
John heard snatches of song, howls, and cheers.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
A cheer was heard from them while they were still some way off.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau

In poetry:

Like a rainy midnight
Sat the Drottning Thyri,
Even the smile of Olaf
Could not cheer her gloom;
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XVI. -- Queen Thuri And " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When a crisis heaves in view,
Manfully meet it;
Do not shrink or be dismay'd,
Cheerfully greet it.
"The Crisis" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Yet living here,
As one between two massive powers I live
Whom neutrality cannot save
Nor occupation cheer.
"The Conflict" by Cecil Day Lewis
Nor let our voices cease
To sing the Savior's name;
Jesus, th' ambassador of peace,
How cheerfully he came!
"Hymn 9" by Isaac Watts
The tale of grief, the sinner's tear,
Come not to them in vain;
The sad, remorseful wretch they cheer,
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
Whence that melodious strain
That dies upon the ear,
And at short intervals again
Returns, the heart to cheer.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener

In news:

Early in Richard Linklater's cheerfully twisted true-crime Texas comedy, Bernie, a cartoon map appears with sections of the state broken down culturally, anthropologically.
Watch Rihanna's 'Cheers (I'll Drink to That)' Music Video.
Let's all raise our glasses to the end of Prohibition and a return to good cheer.
He walked away and was cheered by the crowd.
Hometown humor goes from droll to cheers in Lewisburg.
Danielle Wright finds breaking the law has never been more cheerful, as she goes in search of the fluffy face of graffiti.
Hillary Clinton Cheered Husband's Speech From Tiny East Timor .
Eder Loor is cheered by his fellow officers as he leaves Mount Sinai Medical Center (Jason DeCrow).
Take heart, here's a little something to cheer you up.
Raise a cup of holiday cheer with this delicious yet easy recipe for everyone's favorite yuletide cocktail.
There was cheering in the bar on Saturday night among my friends when word came via iPhone that health care reform had passed in the US House of Representatives.
"I love you women," she said as the crowd erupted in cheers and applause, "and I hear your voices.
After a winless start to the season, his Road Runners finally had something to cheer about Friday night.
Marathon Will Give Us "Something To Cheer About".
This is the day that, depending on whether you smoke, will be accepted with cheers or jeers.

In science:

Cheerfully acknowledged, as well as a lot of support to discuss other ideas.
It is the ambiguity. (But only three generations)
DCH thanks CAMK for its cheerful hospitality during a visit when this research was begun, and MG similarly thanks Edinburgh for its hospitality during a visit, supported under grant 2 PO3D 024 19 of the Polish National Committee for Scientific Research, when it was largely completed.
A Simple Dynamical Model for Omega Cen
A girl from the home team is running by. Dan doesn’t remember her name, but his Memex reminds him in time for Dan to yell, “Go Sarah”. Her split times are looking good for the course; she ran the first two miles in less time than she has in the past. He cheers more enthusiastically.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
You find a vector that is 10 percent better than what we had initial ly,” she says cheerful ly. “Good job!” The next day, you get a ten-percent raise.
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
This was later improved by Cheer and Goldston to κ∗ ≥ 0.6727 under the same condition.
On simple zeros of the Riemann zeta-function