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English Dictionary: cheek by the DICT Development Group
4 results for cheek
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. either side of the face below the eyes
  2. an impudent statement
    Synonym(s): impudence, cheek, impertinence
  3. either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
    Synonym(s): buttock, cheek
  4. impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
    Synonym(s): boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek
  1. speak impudently to
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cheek \Cheek\ (ch[emac]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS.
      ce[agrave]ce, ce[ograve]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[94]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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cheek \Cheek\, v. t.
      To be impudent or saucy to. [Slang.]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      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.
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