Meaning of CHEESE in English

CHEESE

cheese 1

/cheez/ , n. , v. , cheesed, cheesing .

n.

1. the curd of milk separated from the whey and prepared in many ways as a food.

2. a definite mass of this substance, often in the shape of a wheel or cylinder.

3. something of similar shape or consistency, as a mass of pomace in cider-making.

4. Informal. partly digested milk curds sometimes spit up by infants.

5. cheeses , any of several mallows, esp. Malva neglecta, a sprawling,weedy plant having small lavender or white flowers and round, flat, segmented fruits thought to resemble little wheels of cheese.

6. Slang ( vulgar ). smegma.

7. Metalworking.

a. a transverse section cut from an ingot, as for making into a tire.

b. an ingot or billet made into a convex, circular form by blows at the ends.

8. a low curtsy.

v.i.

9. Informal. (of infants) to spit up partly digested milk curds.

v.t.

10. Metalworking. to forge (an ingot or billet) into a cheese.

[ bef. 1000; ME chese, OE cese (c. OS kasi, G Käse ) caseus ]

cheese 2

/cheez/ , v.t., cheesed, cheesing . Slang.

1. to stop; desist.

interj.

2. cheese it ,

a. look out!

b. run away!

[ 1805-15; perh. alter. of CEASE ]

cheese 3

/cheez/ , n. Slang.

a person or thing that is important or splendid.

[ 1905-10; perh. chiz thing

]

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