Associations to the word «Cheek»


CHEEK, noun. (anatomy) The soft skin on each side of the face, below the eyes; the outer surface of the sides of the oral cavity.
CHEEK, noun. (informal) (usually in the plural) A buttock.
CHEEK, noun. (informal) Impudence.
CHEEK, noun. (biology) (informal) One of the genae, flat areas on the sides of a trilobite's cephalon.
CHEEK, noun. The pieces of a machine, or of timber or stonework, that form corresponding sides or a similar pair.
CHEEK, noun. (in plural) The branches of a bridle bit.
CHEEK, noun. (metalworking) The middle section of a flask, made so that it can be moved laterally, to permit the removal of the pattern from the mould.
CHEEK, verb. To be impudent towards.
CHEEK, proper noun. A pre-Norman surname​.
CHEEK BY JOWL, adverb. In very close physical proximity, crowded together.
CHEEK BY JOWL, adverb. (by extension) In very close or intimate association.
CHEEK POUCH, noun. (anatomy) (zoology) A pouch in the cheek of some animals, usually used to carry food.
CHEEK POUCHES, noun. Plural of cheek pouch
CHEEK TOOTH, noun. A hinder or molar tooth.

Dictionary definition

CHEEK, noun. Either side of the face below the eyes.
CHEEK, noun. An impudent statement.
CHEEK, noun. Either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump.
CHEEK, noun. Impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty".
CHEEK, verb. Speak impudently to.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King