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cheek


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheek  \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 
  block. 
 
  {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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cheek 
  adj  :  toward  the  inside  of  the  cheek;  "the  buccal  aspect  of  the 
  gum"  [syn:  {buccal},  {cheek(a)}] 
  n  1:  either  side  of  the  face  below  the  eyes 
  2:  an  impudent  statement  [syn:  {impudence},  {impertinence}] 
  3:  either  of  the  buttocks  [syn:  {buttock}] 
  4:  impudent  aggressiveness;  "I  couldn't  believe  her  boldness"; 
  "he  had  the  effrontery  to  question  my  honesty"  [syn:  {boldness}, 
  {effrontery},  {nerve},  {brass},  {face}] 
  v  :  speak  impudently  to 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cheek 
  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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