Meaning of “cheer” in the English Dictionary

"cheer" in British English

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cheerverb [ I ]

uk /tʃɪər/ us /tʃɪr/

B2 to give a loud shout of approval or encouragement:

Everyone cheered as the winners received their medals.
He was cheering for the other side.

More examples

  • The audience clapped and cheered when she stood up to speak.
  • The crowd cheered as the goalkeeper deflected the shot.
  • The crowd cheered in appreciation.
  • Everyone clapped and cheered and you could see he was lapping it up.
  • We cheered madly as the team came out onto the field.


uk /tʃɪər/ us /tʃɪr/

(Definition of “cheer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cheer" in American English

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cheerverb [ I/T ]

us /tʃɪər/

to give a shout of approval or encouragement for someone:

[ I ] I was one of the people who jumped up and cheered after that speech.
noun [ C ] us /tʃɪər/

He demanded the resignation of the police chief, touching off loud applause and cheers in the audience.

(Definition of “cheer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)