What does cheese mean?

Definitions for cheese
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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"

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.

Wikipedia

  1. Cheese

    Cheese is a dairy product derived from milk that is produced in a wide range of flavors, textures, and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein. It comprises proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. During production, the milk is usually acidified, and adding the enzyme rennet causes coagulation. The solids are separated and pressed into final form. Some cheeses have molds on the rind, the outer layer, or throughout. Most cheeses melt at cooking temperature. Over a thousand types of cheese from various countries are produced. Their styles, textures and flavors depend on the origin of the milk (including the animal's diet), 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. Other ingredients may be added to some cheeses, such as black pepper, garlic, chives or cranberries. 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. Cheesemakers near a dairy region may benefit from fresher, lower-priced milk, and lower shipping costs. Cheese is valued for its portability, long life, and high content of fat, protein, calcium, and phosphorus. Cheese is more compact and has a longer shelf life than milk, although how long a cheese will keep depends on the type of cheese. Hard cheeses, such as Parmesan, last longer than soft cheeses, such as Brie or goat's milk cheese. The long storage life of some cheeses, especially when encased in a protective rind, allows selling when markets are favorable. Vacuum packaging of block-shaped cheeses and gas-flushing of plastic bags with mixtures of carbon dioxide and nitrogen are used for storage and mass distribution of cheeses in the 21st century.A specialist seller of cheese is sometimes known as a cheesemonger. Becoming an expert in this field requires some formal education and years of tasting and hands-on experience, much like becoming an expert in wine or cuisine. The cheesemonger is responsible for all aspects of the cheese inventory: selecting the cheese menu, purchasing, receiving, storage, and ripening.

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

  5. Origin: [OE. chese, AS. cse, fr. L. caseus, LL. casius. Cf. Casein.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cheese

    chēz, n. a wholesome article of food, made into a round form, from the curd of milk coagulated by rennet, separated from the whey, and pressed into a hard mass.—ns. Cheese′-cake, a cake made of soft curds, sugar, and butter, or whipped egg and sugar; Cheese′-hop′per, the larva of a small fly, remarkable for its leaping power, found in cheese; Cheese′-mite, a very small insect which breeds in cheese; Cheese′-mong′er, a dealer in cheese; Cheese′-par′ing (Shak.), paring, or rind, of cheese.—adj. mean and parsimonious.—ns. Cheese′-press, a machine in which curds for cheese are pressed; Cheese′-renn′et, the plant Ladies' bed-straw, so called because used as rennet in curdling milk; Cheese′-vat, a vat or wooden case in which curds are pressed; Chees′iness.—adj. Chees′y, having the nature of cheese.—Cheese it (slang), stop, have done, run off.—Green Cheese, cheese not yet dried.—To make cheeses, to whirl round and then sink down suddenly so as to make the petticoats stand out like a cheese. [A.S. cése, cýse, curdled milk (Ger. käse)—L. caseus.]

  2. Cheese

    chēz, n. (slang) the correct thing, of excellent quality, [Colonel Yule explains it as Pers. and Hind. chīz, thing, the expression having formerly been common among young Anglo-Indians, e.g. 'These cheroots are the real chīz,' i.e. the real thing.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cheese

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cheese

    A circle of wads covered with painted canvas.

Editors Contribution

  1. cheese

    Cheese is a food made from milk, produced in a wide range of flavors, textures, and forms.

    Cheese is created in a variety of ways, flavours, textures and forms.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2015  
  2. cheese

    Is a type of food created and produced in various colors, type of milk, ingredients, flavors, textures and forms.

    Cheese is a popular food and eaten by many around the world and created in so many beautiful forms.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 13, 2016  

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

How to pronounce cheese?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say cheese in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheese in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheese in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of cheese in a Sentence

  1. Clifton Fadiman:

    Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality.

  2. Ezio Auditore da Firenze:

    I like cheese, because i'm an Assassin

  3. Lee Mi-ji:

    I try to sprinkle cheese even on Korean food.

  4. Bertolt Brecht:

    What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone

  5. Billie Burke:

    Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese.

Images & Illustrations of cheese

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