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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cheer /ˈʧɪr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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?   --Shak.
 3. To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc.
 And even the ranks of Tusculum
 Could scare forbear to cheer.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cheer n.
 1. The face; the countenance or its expression. [Obs.] “Sweat of thy 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.
 I have not that alacrity of spirit,
 Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have.   --Shak.
 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.   --Tennyson.
 What cheer? How do you fare? What is there that is cheering?

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 2. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
    The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered.   --Dryden.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a cry or shout of approval
      2: the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers
         added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room" [syn: cheerfulness]
         [ant: uncheerfulness]
      v 1: give encouragement to [syn: hearten, recreate, embolden]
           [ant: dishearten]
      2: show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered
         the birthday boy"
      3: cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She
         tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to
         win the spelling bee" [syn: cheer up, jolly along, jolly
      4: become cheerful [syn: cheer up, chirk up] [ant: complain]
      5: urge on or encourage especially by shouts; "The crowd
         cheered the demonstrating strikers" [syn: inspire, urge,
          barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up]