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Definition of "cheese" []

  • A solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk, often seasoned and aged. (noun)
  • A molded mass of this substance. (noun)
  • Something resembling this substance in shape or consistency. (noun)
  • Slang To stop. (verb-transitive)
  • Cheese it Slang To look out. Often used in the imperative. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cheese" in a sentence
  • "In making up these recipes, it will be well to note that unless the variety of cheese is stated explicitly, use should be made of American Cheddar cheese, or, as it is often called, _American cream cheese_, or _store cheese_."
  • "The cheese used in the United States may be included under two leading classes, namely, _foreign cheese_ and _domestic cheese_."
  • "Then comes the salad and cheese, then the ices and sweets, and then _cheese savourie_ or _cheese fondu_."