Definition of Cheek

1. Noun. Either side of the face below the eyes.




2. Verb. Speak impudently to.
Generic synonyms: Speak, Talk

3. Noun. An impudent statement.
Exact synonyms: Impertinence, Impudence
Generic synonyms: Discourtesy, Disrespect
Derivative terms: Impudent

4. Noun. Either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump.
Exact synonyms: Buttock
Generic synonyms: Body Part
Group relationships: Body, Torso, Trunk
Terms within: Glute, Gluteal Muscle, Gluteus, Gluteus Muscle

5. Noun. Impudent aggressiveness. "He had the effrontery to question my honesty"
Exact synonyms: Boldness, Brass, Face, Nerve
Generic synonyms: Aggressiveness
Specialized synonyms: Audaciousness, Audacity
Derivative terms: Brassy, Cheeky, Face, Nervy

Definition of Cheek

1. n. The side of the face below the eye.

2. v. t. To be impudent or saucy to.

Definition of Cheek

1. Proper noun. The word Cheek is also an old family surname from Anglo-Saxon England that predates the Norman invasion. The Cheek family was among the first to immigrate to the US colonies in the early 17th century. The family crest is a white shield with three red crescents. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) The soft skin on each side of the face, below the eyes; the outer surface of the sides of the oral cavity. ¹

3. Noun. (informal usually in the plural) A buttock. ¹

4. Noun. (informal) Impudence. ¹

5. Verb. To be impudent towards. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cheek

1. to speak impudently to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Cheek

1. The side of the face forming the lateral wall of the mouth. Synonym: bucca, gena, mala. Origin: A. S. Ceace (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheek

cheder
chederim
cheders
chedi
chedis
chedite
chedites
chee-chee
chee-chees
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chee chees
cheeba
cheechako
cheechakoes
cheechakos
cheek (current term)
cheek-pouch
cheek bone
cheek by jowl
cheek muscle
cheek pouch
cheek pouches
cheek retractor
cheek retractors
cheek tooth
cheekbone
cheekboned
cheekbones
cheeke
cheeked

Literary usage of Cheek

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"The bleeding recurred, and ligatures were passed through the cheek around the ... On the inside of the left cheek was a sloughing area about one and a half ..."

2. Transactionsby European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical by European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical Society of t (1869)
"Suddenly Applied Loads on a Variable-Ratio Frequency Changer 1489-95 1947 cheek, RC; WA Derr. The Combination of Supervisory Control With Other Functions on ..."

3. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1894)
"Left cheek (neck, or flank), 2. RETURN. Executed the same as after the right cheek parry. After the thrust parry to the right, in the low line, ..."

4. The Lancet (1839)
"Externally the cheek was тегу much swelled, but pale ; the right eye was almost ... On the 17th, the cheek gave way externally, and a deep slough appeared, ..."

5. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1826)
"place the gem, choose the dress, and add new roses to the fading cheek, but—sparkling. Thus in the tragedy: Illustrious maid, new wonders fix me thine ..."

6. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"... 1" A drop of blood ran down his cheek, and in answer to the questions put to him by the two others: "Oh! 'tis nothing! a slight scratch from a bayonet! ..."

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