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CHEEK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cheek mean? 

CHEEK (noun)
  The noun CHEEK has 4 senses:

1. either side of the face below the eyes
2. an impudent statement
3. either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
4. impudent aggressiveness

  Familiarity information: CHEEK used as a noun is uncommon.


CHEEK (verb)
  The verb CHEEK has 1 sense:

1. speak impudently to

  Familiarity information: CHEEK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHEEK (noun)


Sense 1cheek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Either side of the face below the eyes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("cheek" is a kind of...):

feature; lineament (the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin)

Meronyms (parts of "cheek"):

buccinator muscle; cheek muscle; musculus buccinator (a muscle that flatten the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth)

arteria buccalis; buccal artery (a branch of the maxillary artery that supplies blood to the buccinator muscle and the cheek)

Holonyms ("cheek" is a part of...):

face; human face (the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear)


Sense 2cheek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An impudent statement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

impertinence; impudence; cheek

Hypernyms ("cheek" is a kind of...):

discourtesy; disrespect (an expression of lack of respect)


Sense 3cheek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

buttock; cheek

Hypernyms ("cheek" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Meronyms (parts of "cheek"):

glute; gluteal muscle; gluteus; gluteus muscle (any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh)

Holonyms ("cheek" is a part of...):

body; torso; trunk (the body excluding the head and neck and limbs)


Sense 4cheek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impudent aggressiveness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

boldness; nerve; brass; cheek; face

Context examples:

I couldn't believe her boldness / he had the effrontery to question my honesty

Hypernyms ("cheek" is a kind of...):

aggressiveness (the quality of being bold and enterprising)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cheek"):

audaciousness; audacity (aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery)


CHEEK (verb)


Sense 1cheek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Speak impudently to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "cheek" is one way to...):

speak; talk (exchange thoughts; talk with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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