|1.||a. either side of the face, esp that part below the eye|
|b. either side of the oral cavity; side of the mouthRelated: buccal, genal, malar|
|2.||informal impudence; effrontery|
|3.||informal (often plural) either side of the buttocks|
|4.||(often plural) a side of a door jamb|
|5.||nautical one of the two fore-and-aft supports for the trestletrees on a mast of a sailing vessel, forming part of the hounds|
|6.||one of the jaws of a vice|
|7.||cheek by jowl close together; intimately linked|
|8.||turn the other cheek to be submissive and refuse to retaliate even when provoked or treated badly|
|9.||with one's tongue in one's cheek See tongue|
|10.||informal (tr) to speak or behave disrespectfully to; act impudently towards|
|Related: buccal, genal, malar|
|[Old English ceace; related to Middle Low German kāke, Dutch kaak]|
The fleshy part of either side of the face below the eye and between the nose and ear.
Either of the buttocks.
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.