|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.
Situated side by side or in close contact: “The commuters were packed in the subway cheek by jowl.”
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.
cheek by jowl
Side by side, close together, as in In that crowded subway car we stood cheek by jowl, virtually holding one another up. This term dates from the 16th century, when it replaced cheek by cheek.