Definition of cheese noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    cheese

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    noun
    NAmE//tʃiz//
     
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] a type of food made from milk, that can be either soft or hard and is usually white or yellow in color; a particular type of this food Cheddar cheese a grilled cheese sandwich a chunk/piece/slice of cheese a selection of French cheeses a cheese knife (= a knife with a special curved blade with two points on the end, used for cutting and picking up pieces of cheese) see also American cheese, blue cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese, goat cheese, macaroni and cheese, string cheese
  2. 2cheese! what you ask someone to say before you take their photograph
  3. Idioms
    a big cheese(informal)(humorous)
     
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    an important and powerful person, especially in an organization
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cheese