Hypertext Webster Gateway: "cheek"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary (easton)

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Cheek \Cheek\ (ch[=e]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce[`a]ce,
ce[`o]ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin
to E. chew, jaw.]
1. The side of the face below the eye.

2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] --Caucer.

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. --Knight.

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} (Zo["o]l.), 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

{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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Cheek \Cheek\, v. t.
To be impudent or saucy to. [Slang.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : toward the inside of the cheek; "the buccal aspect of the
gum" [syn: {buccal}, {cheek(a)}]
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

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