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Bible Usage:


  • 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

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

CHEER, noun

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHEERED, participle passive Enlivened; animated; made glad.

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CHEERER, noun One who cheers; he or that which gladdens.

Thou cheerer of our days.

Prime cheerer light.

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CHEERFUL, adjective

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHEERFULLY, adverb In a cheerful manner; with alacrity or willingness; readily; with life, animation or good spirits.

Naves Topical Index

See Contentment

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHEERFULNESS, noun Life; animation; good spirits; a state of moderate joy or gayety; alacrity.

He that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness Romans 12:8.

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CHEERILY, adverb With cheerfulness; with spirit.

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CHEERING, participle present tense Giving joy or gladness; enlivening; encouraging; animating.

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CHEERISHNESS, noun State of cheerfulness.

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CHEERLESS, adjective Without joy, gladness, or comfort; gloomy; destitute of any thing to enliven or animate the spirits.

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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.