Cheer Cheer (ch[=e]r), n. [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. ch[`e]re, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ? head; akin to Skr. [,c]iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.] 1. The face; the countenance or its expression. [Obs.] ``Sweat of thy cheer.'' --Wyclif. 2. Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart. Be of good cheer. --Matt. ix. 2. The parents . . . fled away with heavy cheer. --Holland. 3. Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation. I have not that alacrity of spirit, Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have. --Shak. 1. That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer. 5. A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc. Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street. --Tennyson. Whzt cheer? Now do you fare? What is there that is cheering?