cheer (n.) Old form(s): Cheare, cheere
entertainment, fare, food and drink
CE III.i.19[Antipholus of Ephesus to Balthasar] Pray God our cheer / May answer my good will
CE III.i.29[Antipholus of Ephesus to Balthasar] Better cheer may you have, but not with better heart
CE III.i.66[Angelo to Antipholus of Ephesus] Here is neither cheer, sir, nor welcome
CE V.i.393[Antipholus of Ephesus to Courtesan] much thanks for my good cheer [with bawdy pun]
Cym III.vii.39[Belarius to disguised Innogen] you shall have better cheer / Ere you depart
Luc.89[of Lucrece and Tarquin] guiltless, she securely gives good cheer ... to her princely guest [also: sense 2]
MW III.ii.46[Ford to all] I have good cheer at home
RJ IV.v.87[Capulet to all, of the change from wedding to funeral] Our wedding cheer to a sad burial feast
Tim III.vi.50[Lucullus to other Lords, of the banquet] Royal cheer, I warrant you
Tit V.iii.28[Titus to all, of the meal] Although the cheer be poor, / 'Twill fill your stomachs
TS III.ii.185[Petruchio to all] I know you ... have prepared great store of wedding cheer
TS induction.2.100[Sly to Page dressed as his wife] I fare well, for here is cheer enough
TS IV.iv.70[Tranio as Lucentio to Baptista, of his hospitality] One mess is like to be your cheer
TS V.ii.10[Lucentio to all] My banquet is to close our stomachs up / After our great good cheer
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