What cheer
Cheer Cheer (ch[=e]r), n. [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. ch[`e]re, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin to Skr. [,c]iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.] 1. The face; the countenance or its expression. [Obs.] ``Sweat of thy cheer.'' --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

2. Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart. [1913 Webster]

Be of good cheer. --Matt. ix. 2. [1913 Webster]

The parents . . . fled away with heavy cheer. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

3. Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation. [1913 Webster]

I have not that alacrity of spirit, Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

1. That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer. [1913 Webster]

5. A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc. [1913 Webster]

Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{What cheer?} How do you fare? What is there that is cheering? [1913 Webster]


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