- Bible Reference: Judges 9:13
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H8055 Used 1 time
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.
CHEERED, participle passive Enlivened; animated; made glad.
CHEERER, noun One who cheers; he or that which gladdens.
Thou cheerer of our days.
Prime cheerer light.
1. Lively; animated; having good spirits; moderately joyful. This is the most usual signification of the word, expressing a degree of animation less than mirth and jollity.
2. Full of life; gay; animated; mirthful; musical; as the cheerful birds.
3. Expressive of good spirits or joy; lively; animated.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. Proverbs 15:13.
CHEERFULLY, adverb In a cheerful manner; with alacrity or willingness; readily; with life, animation or good spirits.
CHEERFULNESS, noun Life; animation; good spirits; a state of moderate joy or gayety; alacrity.
He that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness Romans 12:8.
CHEERILY, adverb With cheerfulness; with spirit.
CHEERING, participle present tense Giving joy or gladness; enlivening; encouraging; animating.
CHEERISHNESS, noun State of cheerfulness.
CHEERLESS, adjective Without joy, gladness, or comfort; gloomy; destitute of any thing to enliven or animate the spirits.
CHEERLY, adjective Gay; cheerful; not gloomy.
CHEERLY, adverb Cheerfully; heartily; briskly.
CHEERLY, adjective Gay; sprightly; having power to make gay.
Come, let us hie, and quaff a cheery bowl.