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Webster 1913 Edition


Jeer

Jeer

,
Noun.
[Cf.
Gear
.]
(Naut.)
(a)
A gear; a tackle.
(b)
pl.
An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the lower yards of a ship.
Jeer capstan
(Naut.)
,
an extra capstan usually placed between the foremast and mainmast.

Jeer

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Jeered
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Jeering
.]
[Perh. a corrup. of
cheer
to salute with cheers, taken in an ironical sense; or more prob. fr. D. gek
scheren
to jeer, lit., to shear the fool;
gek
a fool (see 1st
Geck
) +
scheren
to shear. See
Shear
,
Verb.
]
To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff;
as, to
jeer
at a speaker
.
Syn. – To sneer; scoff; flout; gibe; mock.

Jeer

,
Verb.
T.
To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at.
And if we can not
jeer
them, we
jeer
ourselves.
B. Jonson.

Jeer

,
Noun.
A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.
Midas, exposed to all their
jeers
,
Had lost his art, and kept his ears.
Swift.

Webster 1828 Edition


Jeer

JEER

,
Verb.
I.
To utter severe, sarcastic reflections; to scoff; to deride; to flout; to make a mock of; as, to jeer at one in sport.

JEER

,
Verb.
T.
To treat with scoffs or derision.

JEER

,
Noun.
Railing language; scoff; taunt; biting jest; flout; jibe; mockery; derision; ridicule with scorn.
Midas exposed to all their jeers,
Had lost his art, and kept his ears.

Definition 2021


jeer

jeer

English

Noun

jeer (plural jeers)

  1. A mocking remark or reflection
    • 1711, Jonathan Swift, The Fable of Midas, in The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol XII, Sir Walter Scott, ed., Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1824, pages 302-5,
      Midas, exposed to all their jeers, Had lost his art, and kept his ears.
Translations

Verb

jeer (third-person singular simple present jeers, present participle jeering, simple past and past participle jeered)

  1. (intransitive, jeer at) To utter sarcastic or mocking comments; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language.
    • Edmund Spenser,
      But when he saw her toy and gibe and jeer.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, “Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport:
      At the end of a frantic first 45 minutes, there was still time for Charlie Adam to strike the bar from 20 yards before referee Atkinson departed to a deafening chorus of jeering from Everton's fans.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To mock; treat with mockery; to taunt
    • Ben Jonson
      And if we cannot jeer them, we jeer ourselves.
Synonyms
Translations

Etymology 2

Compare gear.

Noun

jeer (plural jeers)

  1. (nautical) A gear; a tackle.
  2. (nautical, in the plural) An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the yards of a ship.
    • 1984, James Lees, The masting and rigging of English ships of war, 1625-1860, page 65:
      In the nineteenth century, 1811 to be exact, the jeers were unrove after the yard was slung, the weight of the yard being borne by chain slings. The jeers used then were a treble block lashed to the mast head through a hole in the center of the top
Derived terms
Translations

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish dír (due, fit, proper).

Adverb

jeer

  1. indeed, verily, truly, actually
    • Jeer cha nel!
      • Indeed it is not!

Mutation

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
jeer yeer n'yeer
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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