Definitions for cheesetʃiz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cheesetʃiz(n.)

  1. a food prepared from the curds of milk separated from the whey, often pressed and allowed to ripen.

    Category: Cooking

  2. a definite mass of this substance, often shaped like a cylinder.

    Category: Cooking

  3. something of similar shape or consistency.

Origin of cheese:

bef. 1000; ME chese, OE cēse, c. OS kāsi, OHG chāsi蠐 L cāseus

cheese*tʃiz(v.t.)cheesed, chees•ing.

  1. to stop; desist.

    Category: Status (usage)

Idioms for cheese:

  1. cheese it, Older Slang. look out! run away! beat it!

    Category: Idiom

* Slang..

Origin of cheese:

1805–15; perh. alter. of cease

cheese*tʃiz(n.)

  1. an important or powerful person (usu. prec. by

    the big.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of cheese:

1905–10; perh. < Urdu chīz thing < Pers

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheese(noun)

    a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk

  2. tall mallow, high mallow, cheese, cheeseflower, Malva sylvestris(verb)

    erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States

  3. cheese(verb)

    used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)

    "Cheese it!"

  4. cheese(verb)

    wind onto a cheese

    "cheese the yarn"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cheese(noun)ʃiz

    food made from milk

    six kinds of cheese; cheeses from all over the world

Wiktionary

  1. cheese(Verb)

    To stop; to refrain from.

  2. cheese(Verb)

    To anger or irritate someone, usually in combination with "off".

    All this waiting around is really cheesing me off.

  3. cheese

    To use an unsporting tactic; to repeatedly use an attack which is overpowered or difficult to counter

    And this douchebag decided, "I'm going to cheese because that's all I can do in life."

  4. cheese

    To use an unconventional, all-in strategy to take one's opponent by surprise early in the game (especially for real-time strategy games)

    It's not every day you can see someone defend a cheese maneuver with a planetary fortress and win the game without using a single unit.

  5. Origin: Probably from چيز.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cheese(noun)

    the curd of milk, coagulated usually with rennet, separated from the whey, and pressed into a solid mass in a hoop or mold

  2. Cheese(noun)

    a mass of pomace, or ground apples, pressed together in the form of a cheese

  3. Cheese(noun)

    the flat, circular, mucilaginous fruit of the dwarf mallow (Malva rotundifolia)

  4. Cheese(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Cheese

    Cheese is a food derived from milk, produced in a wide range of flavors, textures, and forms. It consists of proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. It is produced by coagulation of the milk protein casein. Typically, the milk is acidified and addition of the enzyme rennet causes coagulation. The solids are separated and pressed into final form. Some cheeses have molds on the rind or throughout. Most cheeses melt at cooking temperature. Hundreds of types of cheese from various countries are produced. Their styles, textures and flavors depend on the origin of the milk, whether they have been pasteurized, the butterfat content, the bacteria and mold, the processing, and aging. Herbs, spices, or wood smoke may be used as flavoring agents. The yellow to red color of many cheeses, such as Red Leicester, is produced by adding annatto. For a few cheeses, the milk is curdled by adding acids such as vinegar or lemon juice. Most cheeses are acidified to a lesser degree by bacteria, which turn milk sugars into lactic acid, then the addition of rennet completes the curdling. Vegetarian alternatives to rennet are available; most are produced by fermentation of the fungus Mucor miehei, but others have been extracted from various species of the Cynara thistle family.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cheese

    A nutritious food consisting primarily of the curd or the semisolid substance formed when milk coagulates.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cheese' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4084

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cheese' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1627

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cheese' in Nouns Frequency: #1395


Translations for cheese

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cheese(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.

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