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Meaning of CHEESE

Pronunciation:  cheez

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
  2. [n]  erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States
  3. [v]  wind onto a cheese, as of yarn
  4. [v]  used in the imperative (get away, or stop it); "Cheese it!"

CHEESE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cheeseflower, high mallow, Malva sylvestris, tall mallow
 See Also: American cheese, bleu, blue cheese, brick cheese, Brie, Camembert, cease, cheddar, cheddar cheese, cheese rind, Cheshire cheese, chevre, cottage cheese, cream cheese, curd, dairy product, discontinue, double Gloucester, Edam, farm cheese, farmer's cheese, food, genus Malva, give up, goat cheese, Gouda, Gouda cheese, grated cheese, hand cheese, lay off, Liederkranz, Limburger, mallow, Malva, mozzarella, Muenster, Parmesan, pot cheese, process cheese, processed cheese, quit, ricotta, spool, stop, store cheese, string cheese, Swiss cheese, triple cream, triple creme, Velveeta



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cheese\, n. [OE. chese, AS. c[=e]se, fr. L. caseus, LL.
    casius. Cf. {Casein}.]
    1. The curd of milk, coagulated usually with rennet,
       separated from the whey, and pressed into a solid mass in
       a hoop or mold.
    2. A mass of pomace, or ground apples, pressed together in
       the form of a cheese.
    3. The flat, circular, mucilaginous fruit of the dwarf mallow
       ({Malva rotundifolia}). [Colloq.]
    4. A low courtesy; -- so called on account of the cheese form
       assumed by a woman's dress when she stoops after extending
       the skirts by a rapid gyration. --De Quincey. --Thackeray.
    {Cheese cake}, a cake made of or filled with, a composition
       of soft curds, sugar, and butter. --Prior.
    {Cheese fly} (Zo["o]l.), a black dipterous insect ({Piophila
       casei}) of which the larv[ae] or maggots, called skippers
       or hoppers, live in cheese.
    {Cheese mite} (Zo["o]l.), a minute mite ({Tryoglyhus siro})
       in cheese and other articles of food.
    {Cheese press}, a press used in making cheese, to separate
       the whey from the curd, and to press the curd into a mold.
    {Cheese rennet} (Bot.), a plant of the Madder family ({Golium
       verum}, or {yellow bedstraw}), sometimes used to coagulate
       milk. The roots are used as a substitute for madder.
    {Cheese vat}, a vat or tub in which the curd is formed and
       cut or broken, in cheese making.
  2. \
    A kind of soft, unpressed cream cheese made in the vicinity
    of Camembert, near Argentan, France; also, any cheese of the
    same type, wherever made.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing cheese in your dream, symbolizes gains and profits.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(A.S. cese). This word occurs three times in the Authorized Version as the translation of three different Hebrew words: (1.) 1 Sam. 17:18, "ten cheeses;" i.e., ten sections of curd. (2.) 2 Sam. 17:29, "cheese of kine" = perhaps curdled milk of kine. The Vulgate version reads "fat calves." (3.) Job 10:10, curdled milk is meant by the word.

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