- The definition of cheese is a solid food made by pressing curdled milk together and letting it ripen.
An example of cheese is Monterey Jack.
A stack of various types of cheese.
cheese definition by Webster's New World
- a food made from the curds of soured milk pressed together to form a solid that is usually allowed to ripen
- a shaped mass of this
- a thing like cheese in shape or consistency
Origin: Middle English chese ; from Old English cyse ; from Germanic an unverified form kasjus ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kwat-, to ferment, become sour from source Classical Latin caseus, cheese, Old English hwatherian, to foam
Origin: Hindi chīz, a thing ; from Persian čiz, something
cheese definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk, often seasoned and aged.b. A molded mass of this substance.
- Something resembling this substance in shape or consistency.
Origin: Middle English chese, from Old English cȳse, from Germanic *kasjus, from Latin cāseus.
transitive verb cheesed cheesed, chees·ing, chees·es Slang
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Perhaps from Urdu chīz, thing, from Persian, from Old Persian *ciš-ciy, something; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.
cheese - Ologies & -Isms Definition
cheese - Phrases/Idioms
- To look out. Often used in the imperative.
- To get away fast; get going. Often used in the imperative.