cheer cheer  /ˈtʃɪr/


  1. (n) a cry or shout of approval
  2. (n) the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
  3. (v) give encouragement to
  4. (v) show approval or good wishes by shouting
  5. (v) cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful
  6. (v) become cheerful
  7. (v) spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

Derived Word(s)


  1. Cheerleading got so little attention at her school that she was forced to practice in the hall.
  2. Scrooge is a high-budget holiday spectacular, a musical extracted from Dickens' A Christmas Carol that turns out to be a curdled cup of holiday cheer.
  3. Young Ed Stettinius, looking tanned and fit in a sharkskin suit, got back from London full of exuberant cheer.


  1. Charger football/cheer registrations to begin next month

    Douglas Youth Football and Cheer registration will begin on June 15, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Douglas Noon’s Lion Club located at 1501 E. 9th St.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Douglas Dispatch

  2. Hot Cheer All-Stars team finishes in fourth at worlds

    By Doug Gulasy, Norwin Star The Hot Cheer All-Stars’ third trip to the Cheerleading Worlds was the charm. The team, comprised primarily of students from the Norwin School District, took ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  3. Sussex CHEER unveils new passenger bus

    CHEER Inc., Sussex County Senior Services, now has a vehicle to aid its efforts. The newly acquired 24-passenger bus was the result of federal money administered by the state via the 5310 program. In contrast to other government programs, the agencies apply for the vehicles they require; not the funding needed to purchase them. CHEER Executive Director Arlene S. Littleton said the new bus will ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Cape Gazette


  1. "It's been a while," Woods said. "I hadn't played good enough for anyone to cheer anything. So it was nice to actually put it together on the back nine and put myself right back in the championship."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: The Associated Press

  2. "In the Spider-Man tradition, we were looking for a smart, sensitive, and cool new Peter Parker who can inspire us and make us laugh, cry, and cheer," said Avi Arad, one of the producers on the "Spider-Man" franchise. "We believe we have...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Avi Arad Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Packer fans cheer for Packers first, I know that," Favre said. "I hope that everyone watching in the stadium tonight said, 'You know, I sure hate that that joker's on the other side. But he does play the way he's always played in his...
    on Nov 1, 2009 By: Brett Favre Source: Los Angeles Times

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