|—vb (when tr, |
|2.||to applaud with shouts|
|3.||to encourage (a team, person, etc) with shouts, esp in contests|
|4.||a shout or cry of approval, encouragement, etc, often using such words as hurrah! or rah! rah! rah!|
|5.||three cheers three shouts of hurrah given in unison by a group to honour someone or celebrate something|
|6.||happiness; good spirits|
|7.||state of mind; spirits (archaic, except in the phrases be of good cheer, with good cheer)|
|8.||archaic provisions for a feast; fare|
|[C13 (in the sense: face, welcoming aspect): from Old French chere, from Late Latin cara face, from Greek kara head]|
In addition to the idioms beginning with cheer, also see three cheers.
open two-wheeled vehicle that was the American adaptation of the French chaise. Its chairlike body, seating the passengers on one seat above the axle, was hung by leather braces from a pair of square wooden springs attached to the shafts
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