CHEER, verb transitive
1. To salute with shouts of joy, or cheers.
2. To dispel gloom, sorrow, silence or apathy; to cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; as, to cheer a lonely desert; the cheering rays of the sun; good news cheers the heart.
3. To infuse life; spirit, animation; to incite; to encourage; as, to cheer the hounds.
CHEER, verb intransitive To grow cheerful; to become gladsome, or joyous.
At sight of thee my gloomy soul cheers up.
CHEER up, my lads.
1. A shout of joy; as, they gave three cheers.
2. A state of gladness or joy; a state of animation, above gloom and depression of spirits, but below mirth, gayety and jollity.
Son, be of good cheer thy sins are forgiven thee. Matthew 9:2.
Then were they all of good cheer and they also took some meat. Acts 27:22.
3. Mirth; gayety; jollity; as at a feast.
4. Invitation to gayety.
5. Entertainment; that which makes cheerful; provisions for a feast.
The table was loaded with good cheer
6. Air of countenance, noting a greater or less degree of cheerfulness.
His words their drooping cheer Enlightened.