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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun cheek has 4 senses

Verb cheek has 1 sense


cheekn. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce, ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin to E. chew, jaw.].
  •  The side of the face below the eye.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The cheek bone.  Caucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The branches of a bridle bit.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Cool confidence; assurance; impudence.  [1913 Webster]
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 (Zoöl.), 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.
cheekv. t. 
     To be impudent or saucy to.  [1913 Webster]


cheek, n. & v.
1 a the side of the face below the eye. b the side-wall of the mouth.
2 a impertinent speech. b impertinence; cool confidence (had the cheek to ask for more).
3 sl. either buttock.
4 a either of the side-posts of a door etc. b either of the jaws of a vice. c either of the side-pieces of various parts of machines arranged in lateral pairs.
--v.tr. speak impertinently to.

cheek-bone the bone below the eye. cheek by jowl close together; intimate. turn the other cheek accept attack etc. meekly; refuse to retaliate.
OE ce(a)ce, ceoce



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




N refuge, sanctuary, retreat, fastness, acropolis, keep, last resort, ward, prison, asylum, ark, home, refuge for the destitute, almshouse, hiding place, sanctum sanctorum, roadstead, anchorage, breakwater, mole, port, haven, harbor, harbor of refuge, seaport, pier, jetty, embankment, quay, covert, cover, shelter, screen, lee wall, wing, shield, umbrella, barrier, dashboard, dasher, wall, fort, anchor, kedge, grapnel, grappling iron, sheet anchor, killick, mainstay, support, cheek, ballast, jury mast, vent-peg, safety valve, blow-off valve, safety lamp, lightning rod, lightning conductor, safety belt, airbag, seat belt, antilock brakes, antiskid tires, snow tires, means of escape, lifeboat, lifejacket, life buoy, swimming belt, cork jacket, parachute, plank, steppingstone, emergency landing, safeguard, any port in a storm, bibere venenum in auro, valet anchora virtus.


N laterality, side, flank, quarter, lee, hand, cheek, jowl, jole, wing, profile, temple, parietes, loin, haunch, hip, beam, gable, gable end, broadside, lee side, points of the compass, East, Orient, Levant, West, orientation, lateral, sidelong, collateral, parietal, flanking, skirting, flanked, sideling, many sided, multilateral, bilateral, trilateral, quadrilateral, Eastern, orient, oriental, Levantine, Western, occidental, Hesperian, sideways, sidelong, broadside on, on one side, abreast, alongside, beside, aside, by the side of, side by side, cheek by jowl, to windward, to leeward, laterally, right and left, on her beam ends, his cheek the may of days outworn.

Counter Evidence

VB countervail, oppose, mitigate against, rebut, subvert, cheek, weaken, contravene, contradict, tell the other side of the story, tell another story, turn the scale, alter the case, turn the tables, cut both ways, prove a negative, audire alteram partem.

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