Complete Definition of "cheese"

Image:Cheese market Basel.jpg|thumb|right|Cheese for sale in a market.
English

Pronunciation
AHD|chēz, IPA|/tʃiːz/, SAMPA|/tSi:z/
audio|en-us-cheese.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iːz|-iːz

Etymology 1
wikipedia
Old English cese|cēse, cyse, from West Germanic *kāsi, from Latin caseus|cāseus. Cognate with Dutch kaas, German Käse.

Noun
en-noun|cheese|pl2=cheeses

  1. uncountable A dairy product made from curdled or cultured milk.
  2. countable Any particular variety of cheese.
  3. uncountable slang That which is melodramatic, overly emotional, or clichéd, i.e. cheesy.
  4. uncountable slang money
  5. countable slang baseball A fastball.
  6. uncountable slang A dangerous mixture of black tar heroin and crushed Tylenol|Tylenol PM tablets. The resulting powder resembles grated cheese and is snorted. See w:Cheese (recreational drug).

Derived terms
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Abertam cheese
American cheese
apple-cheese
Añejo cheese
Asiago cheese

basket cheese
bleu cheese<!--sic-->
blue cheese
Bonchester cheese
bread and cheese
brick cheese
Brussels' cheese
Buxton Blue cheese
Cabrales cheese
Caerphilly cheese
Caithness cheese
Camembert cheese
cauliflower cheese
chalk and cheese
Chaumes cheese
Cheddar cheese
cheese and bread
cheese-bail
cheese board, cheese-board, cheeseboard
cheese-borer
cheese-bowl
cheese-box
cheese-bug
cheeseburger
cheese-cement
cheesecake
cheese cloth, cheesecloth, cheese-clout
cheese-cratch
cheese-crate
cheese curds
cheese-cutter, cheesecutter
cheesed, cheesed off
cheese dip
cheese dish
cheese down
cheese fingers
cheese-grater
cheese-fly
cheese-hake, cheese-heck
cheese-head
cheese-headed
cheese-hoop
cheese-hopper, cheesehopper
cheese-knife
cheese ladder
cheeseling
cheese-maggot
cheese-mite
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cheese-moat
cheese-mold, cheese-mould
cheesemonger
cheese off
cheese-pale
cheese-parer
cheese-paring, cheeseparing
cheese-plate
cheese powder
cheese-press
cheeser
cheese-rack
cheese-ramekin
cheese-rennet
cheese-room
cheese-running
cheesery
the Cheeses
cheese-scoop
cheese skipper
cheese spread
cheese straw
cheese-taster
cheese-toaster
cheese-tub
cheese-vat
cheese-water
cheesewire
cheesewood
cheese-wring
cheesine
cheesing
cheesy
w:Cheez Whiz|Cheez Whiz
Cheshire cheese
Chevington cheese
chèvre cheese
Chihuahua cheese
cock cheese
Colby cheese
Colby-Jack cheese
Coon cheese
Cornish Yarg cheese
cotija cheese
cottage cheese
Cougar Gold cheese
cream cheese, cream-cheese
Criollo cheese
Cuba cheese
curd cheese
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damson cheese, damson-cheese
Danish Blue cheese
Derby cheese
Dorset Blue Vinney cheese
Dorstone cheese
Double Gloucester cheese
Dovedale cheese
Duberry cheese
Dunlop cheese
Dutch cheese
w:Easy Cheese|Easy Cheese
Edam cheese
Emmental cheese, Emmenthal cheese
Exmoor Blue cheese
farmer cheese, farmer's cheese
feta cheese
Glouceseter cheese
goat cheese
Gouda cheese
Grana Padano cheese
grated cheese
green cheese
Gruyère cheese
hard cheese
head-cheese, headcheese
hoop cheese
Horeb cheese
human cheese
Huntsman cheese
Idiazabal cheese
Ilchester cheese
jack cheese
jalapeño cheese
Jarlsberg cheese
Lancashire cheese
Leicester cheese
Leidse cheese, Leyden cheese
lemon cheese
Liederkranz cheese
Limburg cheese, Limburger cheese
Lincolnshire Poacher cheese
Lymeswold cheese
macaroni and cheese, macaroni cheese
make butter and cheese of
make cheeses
Manchego cheese
Maytag Blue cheese
mousetrap cheese
mozzarella cheese
Muenster cheese, Munster cheese, Münster cheese
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Nabulsi cheese
Neufchâtel cheese
nipcheese
Nökkelost cheese
Oaxaca cheese
Oka cheese
Parmesan cheese
pepper jack cheese
pick-cheese
pimento cheese
Pinconning cheese
pizza cheese
pot cheese
processed cheese
Provel cheese
rat cheese
Red Leicester cheese
Red Windsor cheese
ricotta cheese
romano cheese
ruen cheese
sage-cheese
Sage Derby cheese
Saint-André cheese
Sakura cheese
say cheese
Shropshire Blue cheese
Single Gloucester cheese
slip cheese
smoked cheese
sour milk cheese
Stilton cheese
Stinking Bishop cheese
store cheese
string cheese
Swaledale cheese
Swiss cheese
Testouri cheese
Teviotdale cheese
Tilsit cheese, Tilsiter cheese
tip-cheese
toad-cheese, toad's cheese
Tyrolean grey cheese
Västerbotten cheese
Valdeón cheese
Waterloo cheese
Wensleydale cheese
White Stilton cheese
Yunnan cheese
Zamorano cheese
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Translations
trans-top|dairy product
Afrikaans: kaas
Albanian: djathë f
Amuzgo: kesò
Armenian: պանիր (panir)
Arabic: ARchar|جبنة (júbna) f
Azeri: pendir
Bengali: (ponir)
Bosnian: sir#Bosnian|sir m
Breton: keuz m, formaj m
Bulgarian: сирене (sirene) n
Catalan: formatge m
Chinese: 乳酪 (rŭlào)
Croatian: sir#Croatian|sir m
Czech: sýr m
Danish: ost g|Danish
Dutch: kaas m
Esperanto: fromaĝo
Estonian: juust
Ewe: notsi babla, notsi kpẽke
Filipino: keso
Finnish: juusto
French: fromage m
Frisian: tsiis m
German: Käse m; Kas m italbrac|Bavarian
Greek: τυρί (tyrí) n, τυρός (tirós) m
Guaraní: kesu
Hebrew: גבינה (gviná) f
Hindi: पनीर (panīr) m
Hungarian: sajt
Icelandic: ostur m
Indonesian: keju
Interlingua: caseo
Italian: formaggio m, cacio m
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Japanese: チーズ (chiizu)
Kazakh: ірімшік (irimşik)
Kinyarwanda: ifromaje
Korean: 치이즈 (chiijeu)
Kurdish: KUchar|په‌نیر
Latin: caseus m, formaticum n
Latvian: siers m
Macedonian: сирење n
Maltese: gobon m
Mongolian: бяслаг (byaslag)
Norwegian: ost m
Occitan: formatge m
Persian: FAchar|پنیر (pænīr)
Polish: ser#Polish|ser m
Portuguese: queijo m
Romanian: brânză f, caş n
Russian: сыр (syr) m
Serbian
:Cyrillic: сир#Serbian|сир m
:Roman: sir#Serbian|sir m
Slovak: syr m
Slovene: sir#Slovene|sir m
Spanish: queso m
Swedish: ost c
Tatar: eremçek, sır
Turkish: peynir
Turkmen: peýnir
Urdu: URchar|پنیر (panīr) m
Uyghur: pixlak̡, sir, irimqik
Uzbek: pishlok, sir
Ukrainian: сир#Ukrainian|сир (syr) m
Welsh: caws m
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trans-top|countable: any particular variety of cheese
Norwegian: ost m
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Swedish: ost c
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trans-top|slang: money
French: fric m
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trans-top|slang: fastball in baseball
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See also
butter
cream
milk
turophile
yoghurt

Verb
en-verb|chees|es

  1. To prepare curds for making cheese.

Etymology 2
Probably from Persian FAchar|چيز (čīz) ‘thing’.

Noun
en-noun

  1. slang Wealth, fame, excellence, importance.

Derived terms
big cheese
cheesemaker
cheese wire
sub-cheese

Etymology 3

Verb
en-verb|chees|es

  1. slang To stop; to refrain from.
  2. slang To anger someone, usually with off.

Derived terms
cheese it

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:Cheeses
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