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Meaning of CHEEK

Pronunciation:  cheek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
  2. [n]  either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
  3. [n]  either side of the face below the eyes
  4. [n]  an impudent statement
  5. [v]  speak impudently to

CHEEK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: boldness, brass, buttock, face, impertinence, impudence, nerve
 See Also: aggressiveness, arteria buccalis, audaciousness, audacity, back talk, backtalk, body, body part, buccal artery, buccinator muscle, cheek muscle, chutzpah, discourtesy, disrespect, face, feature, gluteal muscle, gluteus, gluteus muscle, human face, hutzpa, lineament, lip, mouth, musculus buccinator, sass, sassing, speak, talk, torso, trunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cheek\ (ch[=e]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce[`a]ce,
    ce[`o]ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin
    to E. chew, jaw.]
    1. The side of the face below the eye.
    2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] --Caucer.
    3. pl. (Mech.) Those pieces of a machine, or of any timber,
       or stone work, which form corresponding sides, or which
       are similar and in pair; as, the cheeks (jaws) of a vise;
       the cheeks of a gun carriage, etc.
    4. pl. The branches of a bridle bit. --Knight.
    5. (Founding) A section of a flask, so made that it can be
       moved laterally, to permit the removal of the pattern from
       the mold; the middle part of a flask.
    6. Cool confidence; assurance; impudence. [Slang]
    {Cheek of beef}. See Illust. of {Beef}.
    {Cheek bone} (Anat.) the bone of the side of the face; esp.,
       the malar bone.
    {Cheek by jowl}, side by side; very intimate.
    {Cheek pouch} (Zo["o]l.), a sacklike dilation of the cheeks
       of certain monkeys and rodents, used for holding food.
    {Cheeks of a block}, the two sides of the shell of a tackle
    {Cheeks of a mast}, the projection on each side of a mast,
       upon which the trestletrees rest.
    {Cheek tooth} (Anat.), a hinder or molar tooth.
    {Butment cheek}. See under {Butment}.
  2. \Cheek\, v. t.
    To be impudent or saucy to. [Slang.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your cheeks in your dream, symbolizes commitment, intimacy, and closeness. It also reveals your strength of character and your opinions. Alternatively, cheeks can also be a slang for the buttocks. Seeing rosy-colored cheeks in your dream means life energy, enthusiasm and vitality. Dreaming that your checks are painted, represents your attitudes of courage and violence/passivity.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Smiting on the cheek was accounted a grievous injury and insult (Job 16:10; Lam. 3:30; Micah 5:1). The admonition (Luke 6:29), "Unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other," means simply, "Resist not evil" (Matt. 5:39; 1 Pet. 2:19-23). Ps. 3:7 = that God had deprived his enemies of the power of doing him injury.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arse, ass, backside, bank, beam, behind, border, bottom, brashness, brass, brazen boldness, breech, broadside, bum, butt, can, cheeks, chop, chutzpah, coast, confidence, crust, derriere, duff, face, fanny, flank, gall, hand, handedness, haunch, heroics, hip, hubris, improvidence, imprudence, impudence, indiscretion, injudiciousness, insolence, jowl, keister, laterality, many-sidedness, multilaterality, nerve, overboldness, overcarelessness, overconfidence, oversureness, overweeningness, planking, prat, presumption, profile, quarter, rashness, rusty-dusty, shore, side, siding, stern, tail, temerariousness, temerity, temple, tuchis, tush, tushy, unchariness, unilaterality, unwariness