1 usually foll by: up to make or become happy or hopeful; comfort or be comforted
3 when tr, sometimes foll by: on to encourage (a team, person, etc.) with shouts, esp. in contests
4 a shout or cry of approval, encouragement, etc., often using such words as hurrah! or rah! rah! rah!
three cheers three shouts of hurrah given in unison by a group to honour someone or celebrate something
6 happiness; good spirits
7 state of mind; spirits (archaic, except in the phrases be of good cheer, with good cheer)
8 Archaic provisions for a feast; fare, (See also)
(C13 (in the sense: face, welcoming aspect): from Old French chere, from Late Latin cara face, from Greek kara head)
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