Zaun, who was starting to look like the favorite, took the stage to cheers and vowed “I will spill my blood to save the unborn.”
Then an army helicopter passed low overhead, and the crowd around her erupted in cheers.
Marking the start of the second day of the three-day summit, Clinton began her address to cheers and a standing ovation.
Half the crowd exploded in applause and cheers; the other side erupted in boos and shouts.
The audience chatters and cheers; the music reverberates off the rafters.
He is snatched from the ranks and embraced amidst the cheers of all observers.
The chairman rose to propose the toast of the evening, and was received with cheers.
But these sounds were fewer, except those of cheers, which grew more frequent.
I love it because it is rich and beautiful, and so cheers my heart and soul.
The cheers grew faint, lacking vitality, and the stir of feet was a nerve-racked stir.
c.1200, "the face," especially as expressing emotion, from Anglo-French chere "the face," Old French chiere "face, countenance, look, expression," from Late Latin cara "face" (source of Spanish cara), possibly from Greek kara "head," from PIE root *ker- "head" (see horn (n.)). From mid-13c. as "frame of mind, state of feeling, spirit; mood, humor."
By late 14c. the meaning had extended metaphorically to "mood, mental condition," as reflected in the face. This could be in a good or bad sense ("The feend ... beguiled her with treacherye, and brought her into a dreerye cheere," "Merline," c.1500), but a positive sense (probably short for good cheer) has predominated since c.1400. Meaning "shout of encouragement" first recorded 1720, perhaps nautical slang (cf. earlier verbal sense, "to encourage by words or deeds," early 15c.). The antique English greeting what cheer (mid-15c.) was picked up by Algonquian Indians of southern New England from the Puritans and spread in Indian languages as far as Canada.
late 14c., "to cheer up, humor, console;" c.1400 as "entertain with food or drink," from cheer (n.). Related: Cheered; cheering. Sense of "to encourage by words or deeds" is early 15c. Which had focused to "salute with shouts of applause" by late 18c. Cheer up (intransitive) first attested 1670s.
A salute or toast on taking a drink: Cheers and bottoms up, one and all! (1919+ British)