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Definition of "cheer" []

  • Lightness of spirits or mood; gaiety or joy: a happy tune, full of cheer. (noun)
  • A source of joy or happiness; a comfort. (noun)
  • A shout of approval, encouragement, or congratulation. (noun)
  • A short, rehearsed jingle or phrase, shouted in unison by a squad of cheerleaders. (noun)
  • Festive food and drink; refreshment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cheer" in a sentence
  • "I really would like to save 20 bucks * cheer cheer* Hoo rah!"
  • "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for everyone to hear!"
  • "“Woohoo!” came a lone cheer from the top of the hill."