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cheese 1

 (chēz)
n.
1.
a. A solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk, often seasoned and aged.
b. A molded mass of this substance.
2. Something resembling this substance in shape or consistency.

[Middle English chese, from Old English cȳse, from Germanic *kasjus, from Latin cāseus.]

cheese 2

 (chēz)
tr.v. cheesed, chees·ing, chees·es Slang
To stop.
Phrasal Verb:
cheese off Chiefly British Slang
To anger or irritate: The footballers were cheesed off by the referee's decision that cost them the game.
Idiom:
cheese it Slang
1. To look out. Often used in the imperative.
2. To get away fast; get going. Often used in the imperative.

[Origin unknown.]

cheese 3

 (chēz)
n. Slang
An important person.

[Perhaps from Urdu chīz, thing, from Persian, from Old Persian *ciš-ciy, something; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.]

cheese

(tʃiːz)
n
1. (Cookery) the curd of milk separated from the whey and variously prepared as a food
2. (Cookery) a mass or complete cake of this substance
3. (Cookery) any of various substances of similar consistency, etc: lemon cheese.
4. big cheese slang an important person
5. as alike as chalk and cheese as different as chalk and cheese See chalk6
[Old English cēse, from Latin cāseus cheese; related to Old Saxon kāsi]

cheese

(tʃiːz)
vb
1. (tr) to stop; desist
2. (intr) prison slang to act in a grovelling manner
[C19: of unknown origin]

cheese1

(tʃiz)

n.
1. a food prepared from the curds of milk separated from the whey, often pressed and allowed to ripen.
2. a definite mass of this substance, often shaped like a cylinder.
3. something of similar shape or consistency.
[before 1000; Middle English chese, Old English cēse, c. Old Saxon kāsi, Old High German chāsi « Latin cāseus]

cheese2

(tʃiz)

v.t. cheesed, chees•ing. Slang.
to stop; desist.
Idioms:
cheese it, Older Slang.
a. look out!
b. run away! beat it!
[1805–15; perhaps alter. of cease]

cheese3

(tʃiz)

n. Slang.
an important or powerful person (usu. prec. by the big.
[1905–10; perhaps < Urdu chīz thing < Persian]
gronk, cheese, toe-jam - The stuff between your toes.
See also related terms for toes.

Cheese


the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk.
a knowledge of cheeses.
the collecting of cheese labels.
Obsolete, a form of divination involving observation of cheese, especially as it coagulates.
the collecting of Camembert cheese labels.

cheese


Past participle: cheesed
Gerund: cheesing

Imperative
cheese
cheese
Present
I cheese
you cheese
he/she/it cheeses
we cheese
you cheese
they cheese
Preterite
I cheesed
you cheesed
he/she/it cheesed
we cheesed
you cheesed
they cheesed
Present Continuous
I am cheesing
you are cheesing
he/she/it is cheesing
we are cheesing
you are cheesing
they are cheesing
Present Perfect
I have cheesed
you have cheesed
he/she/it has cheesed
we have cheesed
you have cheesed
they have cheesed
Past Continuous
I was cheesing
you were cheesing
he/she/it was cheesing
we were cheesing
you were cheesing
they were cheesing
Past Perfect
I had cheesed
you had cheesed
he/she/it had cheesed
we had cheesed
you had cheesed
they had cheesed
Future
I will cheese
you will cheese
he/she/it will cheese
we will cheese
you will cheese
they will cheese
Future Perfect
I will have cheesed
you will have cheesed
he/she/it will have cheesed
we will have cheesed
you will have cheesed
they will have cheesed
Future Continuous
I will be cheesing
you will be cheesing
he/she/it will be cheesing
we will be cheesing
you will be cheesing
they will be cheesing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cheesing
you have been cheesing
he/she/it has been cheesing
we have been cheesing
you have been cheesing
they have been cheesing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cheesing
you will have been cheesing
he/she/it will have been cheesing
we will have been cheesing
you will have been cheesing
they will have been cheesing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cheesing
you had been cheesing
he/she/it had been cheesing
we had been cheesing
you had been cheesing
they had been cheesing
Conditional
I would cheese
you would cheese
he/she/it would cheese
we would cheese
you would cheese
they would cheese
Past Conditional
I would have cheesed
you would have cheesed
he/she/it would have cheesed
we would have cheesed
you would have cheesed
they would have cheesed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheese - a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milkcheese - a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
solid food, food - any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
dairy product - milk and butter and cheese
curd - coagulated milk; used to make cheese; "Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet eating some curds and whey"
cheese rind - the rind of a cheese
cream cheese - soft unripened cheese made of sweet milk and cream
triple cream, triple creme - fresh soft French cheese containing at least 72% fat
cottage cheese, farm cheese, farmer's cheese, pot cheese - mild white cheese made from curds of soured skim milk
process cheese, processed cheese - made by blending several lots of cheese
bleu, blue cheese - cheese containing a blue mold
Brie - soft creamy white cheese; milder than Camembert
brick cheese - semisoft sweet American cheese from whole milk in a brick form
Camembert - rich soft creamy French cheese
American cheese, Armerican cheddar, cheddar cheese, cheddar - hard smooth-textured cheese; originally made in Cheddar in southwestern England
Cheshire cheese - a mild yellow English cheese with a crumbly texture
double Gloucester - a smooth firm mild orange-red cheese
Edam - mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls encased in a red covering
chevre, goat cheese - made from goats' milk
Gouda, Gouda cheese - mild cream-colored Dutch cheese shaped in balls
grated cheese - hard or semihard cheese grated
hand cheese - any cheese originally molded by hand
Liederkranz - a soft cheese with a strong odor and flavor
Limburger - a soft white cheese with a very strong pungent odor and flavor
mozzarella - mild white Italian cheese
Muenster - semisoft pale-yellow cheese
Parmesan - hard dry sharp-flavored Italian cheese; often grated
quark cheese, quark - fresh unripened cheese of a smooth texture made from pasteurized milk, a starter, and rennet
ricotta - soft Italian cheese like cottage cheese
string cheese - cheese formed in long strings twisted together
Swiss cheese - hard pale yellow cheese with many holes from Switzerland
Velveeta - trademark: soft processed American cheese
2.cheese - erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowerscheese - erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States
genus Malva, Malva - herbs and subshrubs: mallows
mallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
Verb1.cheese - used in the imperative (get away, or stop it); "Cheese it!"
cease, discontinue, lay off, quit, stop, give up - put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
2.cheese - wind onto a cheese; "cheese the yarn"
spool - wind onto a spool or a reel

cheese

Cheeses

Bavarian blue, Bel Paese, Bleu d'Auvergne, Bleu de Bresse, blue cheese or blue vein, Blue Shropshire, Blue Stilton, Blue Vinney or Blue Vinny, Bonchester, Brie, Caboc, caciocavallo, Caerphilly, Cambazolla, Camembert, canestrato, Cantal, Chaumes, Cheddar, Cheshire, chèvre, cottage cheese, cream cheese, crowdie, curd cheese, Danish blue, Derby, Dolcelatte, Double Gloucester, Dunlop, Dunsyre Blue, Edam, Emmenthal or Emmental, Ermite, Esrom, feta, fontina, fromage frais, Gjetost, goats' cheese, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyère, Havarti, Jarlsberg, Lanark Blue, Lancashire, Leicester, Limburger, mascarpone, mousetrap, mozzarella, Monterey jack, muenster, mycella, Neufchâtel, Oka, Parmesan, pecorino, Port-Salut, pot cheese, provolone, quark, Reblochon, Red Leicester, Red Windsor, Ribblesdale, ricotta, Romano, Roquefort, Sage Derby, Saint Agur, Samsø, sapsago, Stilton, Taleggio, Tornegus, Vacherin, vignotte, wensleydale, yarg
Translations
جُبْـنجِبْنَه، جِبْن
сирене
sýr
ost
fromaĝo
juust
juustohillo
sir
sajt
keju
ostur
チーズ乾酪
치즈
nepatenkintasnusivylęsplokštainis su sūriusūris
siers
brânzăcaş
syr
sir
ost
jibini
เนยแข็ง
pho mát

cheese

[tʃiːz]
A. N
1. (= dairy product) → queso m
say cheese! (Phot) → ¡a ver, una sonrisa!
hard cheese!¡mala pata!
2. (= person) big cheesepez m gordo
B. VT (Brit) I'm cheesed off with thisestoy hasta las narices de esto
C. CPD cheese dish Ntabla f de quesos
cheese sauce Nsalsa f de quesosalsa f Mornay

cheese

[ˈtʃiːz]
n
(= food) → fromage m
say cheese! → souriez! big cheese
modif [sandwich, sauce, soufflé] → au fromagecheese and wine cheese and wine party nbuffet m campagnard

cheese

nKäse m; a big cheese (inf)ein hohes Tier (inf); hard cheese! (dated inf)Künstlerpech! (inf); say cheese! (Phot) → bitte recht freundlich, sag „cheese“

cheese

in cpdsKäse-;
cheeseboard
nKäsebrett nt; (= course)Käseplatte f
cheeseburger
nCheeseburger m
cheesecake
n (Cook) → Käsekuchen m; (sl: = female photos) → (nacktes) Fleisch (inf)
cheesecloth
nKäseleinen nt, → indische Baumwolle f

cheese

:
cheeseparing
nPfennigfuchserei f (inf), → Knauserei f
adjknauserig, knickerig (inf)
cheese straw
n (Brit) → kleine Käsestange

cheese

[tʃiːz] nformaggio
say cheese! (Phot) → sorridi!

cheese

(tʃiːz) noun
(any type of) a food prepared from the curd of milk and usually pressed into a mass or shape. Cheese is full of protein.
ˈcheesecake noun
a type of sweet food made with cheese etc.
cheesed off
bored.

cheese

جُبْـن sýr ost Käse τυρί queso juusto fromage sir formaggio チーズ 치즈 kaas ost ser queijo сыр ost เนยแข็ง peynir pho mát 干酪

cheese

n queso
References in classic literature ?
It's like a man to propose a bone and vulgar bread and cheese for company.
She had milk and cream cheese to sell, and bread and butter.
Don't keep that cheese too long down in the hold, Mr.
What is the archbishop of Savesoul's income of 100,000 pounds seized from the scant bread and cheese of hundreds of thousands of broken-backed laborers (all sure of heaven without any of Savesoul's help) what is that globular 100,000 but a Fast-Fish?
All right," said he; "now put me up a bit of bread and cheese, and I'll be back in the afternoon as soon as I can.
She would have ready a great pot full of steaming black coffee, and oatmeal and bread and smoked sausages; and then she would fix them their dinner pails with more thick slices of bread with lard between them--they could not afford butter--and some onions and a piece of cheese, and so they would tramp away to work.
The old kitchen floor never seems stained or spotted; the tables, the chairs, and the various cooking utensils, never seem deranged or disordered; though three and sometimes four meals a day are got there, though the family washing and ironing is there performed, and though pounds of butter and cheese are in some silent and mysterious manner there brought into existence.
Some heads were bowed upon folded arms, some lay back with open mouths that issued unconscious music; the flies buzzed and bit, unmolested, the rats swarmed softly out from a hundred holes, and pattered about, and made themselves at home everywhere; and one of them sat up like a squirrel on the king's head and held a bit of cheese in its hands and nibbled it, and dribbled the crumbs in the king's face with naive and impudent irreverence.
We were as much heroes as anybody else, except Peter, and were so recognized; we were taken with Peter and the populace to Peter's mother's cottage, and there we ate bread and cheese, and drank milk and beer with everybody, and had a most sociable good time; and when we left we had a handshake all around, and were receiving and shouting back LEB' WOHL's until a turn in the road separated us from our cordial and kindly new friends forever.
Elton was still talking, still engaged in some interesting detail; and Emma experienced some disappointment when she found that he was only giving his fair companion an account of the yesterday's party at his friend Cole's, and that she was come in herself for the Stilton cheese, the north Wiltshire, the butter, the cellery, the beetroot, and all the dessert.
His cake and cheese remained on the table all night for the fairies.
Lorry observed to be all of a red colour, and to have red hair, and to be dressed in some extraordinary tight-fitting fashion, and to have on her head a most wonderful bonnet like a Grenadier wooden measure, and good measure too, or a great Stilton cheese, came running into the room in advance of the inn servants, and soon settled the question of his detachment from the poor young lady, by laying a brawny hand upon his chest, and sending him flying back against the nearest wall.