cheek /ˈʧɪk/ 名詞
1. The side of the face below the eye.
2. The cheek bone. [Obs.]
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.
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 Zool., 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.
Cheek v. t. To be impudent or saucy to. [Slang.]
n 1: either side of the face below the eyes
2: an impudent statement [syn: impudence, impertinence]
3: either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue
that form the human rump [syn: buttock]
4: impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness";
"he had the effrontery to question my honesty" [syn: boldness,
nerve, brass, face]
v : speak impudently to
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.