- one side of an opening, as a reveal.
- either of two similar faces of a projection, as a buttress or dormer.
- a piece of wood removed from the end of a timber in making a tenon.
- a piece of wood on either side of a mortise.
OTHER WORDS FOR cheek
Idioms about cheek
Origin of cheek
OTHER WORDS FROM cheekcheekless, adjective
How to use cheek in a sentence
Then they intended to bury her, but she looked more alive than dead, and she still had such pretty red cheeks.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now in his early thirties, his cheeks are sunken from smoking too much hash.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan|Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They have putrid California grapes for eyes, puffed-out cheeks of spoiled plums, sweltered eggplant lips.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I could feel the fat of my cheeks trying to escape as she held me still to mark me with red lipstick.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story|Aurora Snow|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her eyes dart through oval, wire-rimmed glasses that rest gently on her round cheeks.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild|Caitlin Dickson|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was growing accustomed to like shocks, but she could not keep the mounting color back from her cheeks.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Mary is fair as the morning dew— Cheeks of roses and ribbons of blue!
Very trim and strong, and confident he looked, with the glow of youth in his cheeks, and the spark of happiness in his gray eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Lady Maude advanced; she had really come in by accident; her head was bent, her eyelashes rested on her flushed cheeks.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Then, of a sudden, the little colour faded from her cheeks again, and she seemed stricken with a silence.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for cheek
- either side of the face, esp that part below the eye
- either side of the oral cavity; side of the mouthRelated adjectives: buccal, genal, malar
Derived forms of cheekcheekless, adjective
Word Origin for cheek
Other Idioms and Phrases with cheek
In addition to the idiom beginning with cheek
- cheek by jowl
- tongue in cheek
- turn the other cheek