- 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.
Words nearby cheek
Idioms for cheek
Origin of cheek
OTHER WORDS FROM cheekcheek·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for cheeks
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
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
I stared at her photo until I began to feel tears rolls down my cheeks.The Names You Don’t Hear: Nearly 200 Women Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan|Kate Hoit|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it started to become more than that and my cheeks started to sink in and stuff like that, I thought it would be best to go.Matt Bomer Tells the Personal Story Behind His Heartbreaking ‘Normal Heart’ Performance|Kevin Fallon|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Swish it, especially around the cheeks and upper palate, and pull it through your teeth.
She glided out of the window, and Peggy followed, her heart beating to suffocation, her cheeks glowing with excitement.Peggy|Laura E. Richards
On the morning, when the Americans had paraded to surrender, tears were seen coursing down the cheeks of Gen. Moultrie.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion|William Dobein James
Aurora caught her daughter's cheeks between her hands and laughed all over them.The Grandissimes|George Washington Cable
Her cheeks paled at the sound, and she rested silent until presently summoned to the drawing-room.From the Valley of the Missing|Grace Miller White
When she turned round at last, she saw him sitting on the sofa, his cheeks wet with tears.Married|August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for cheeks
- 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
Medicine definitions for cheeks
Idioms and Phrases with cheeks
In addition to the idiom beginning with cheek
- cheek by jowl
- tongue in cheek
- turn the other cheek