jeer

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jeer \Jeer\, verb (used without an object) [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. gekscheren to jeer, lit., to shear the fool; gek a fool (see 1st {Geck}) + scheren to shear. See {Shear}, v.] To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as, to jeer at a speaker.

But when he saw her toy and gibe and jeer. --Spenser.

Syn: To sneer; scoff; flout; gibe; mock.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jeer \Jeer\, verb (used with an object) 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jeer \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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

jeer

noun

1: showing your contempt by derision [syn: {jeer}, {jeering}, {mockery}, {scoff}, {scoffing}]

verb

1: laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at the speaker" [syn: {jeer}, {scoff}, {flout}, {barrack}, {gibe}]


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