Meaning of CHEESE in English
/cheez/ , n. , v. , cheesed, cheesing .
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.
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.
9. Informal. (of infants) to spit up partly digested milk curds.
10. Metalworking. to forge (an ingot or billet) into a cheese.
[ bef. 1000; ME chese, OE cese (c. OS kasi, G Käse ) caseus ]
/cheez/ , v.t., cheesed, cheesing . Slang.
1. to stop; desist.
2. cheese it ,
a. look out!
b. run away!
[ 1805-15; perh. alter. of CEASE ]
/cheez/ , n. Slang.
a person or thing that is important or splendid.
[ 1905-10; perh. chiz thing
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012