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English Dictionary: cheering by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
cheering
adj
  1. providing freedom from worry [syn: comforting, cheering, satisfying]
n
  1. encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators; "it's all over but the shouting"
    Synonym(s): cheering, shouting
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cheer \Cheer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cheered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {cheering}.]
      1. To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; --
            often with up. --Cowpe.
  
      2. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to
            inspirit; to solace or comfort.
  
                     The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      3. To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers;
            as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
  
      {To cheer ship}, to salute a passing ship by cheers of
            sailors stationed in the rigging.
  
      Syn: To gladden; encourage; inspirit; comfort; console;
               enliven; refresh; exhilarate; animate; applaud.
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