King James Bible Dictionary



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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Smiting on the cheek was accounted a grievous injury and insult (Job 16:10; Lamentations 3:30; Micah 5:1). The admonition (Luke 6:29), "Unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other," means simply, "Resist not evil" (Matthew 5:39; 1 Peter 2:19-23). Psalms 3:7 = that God had deprived his enemies of the power of doing him injury.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHEEK, noun

1. The side of the face below the eyes on each side.

2. Among mechanics, cheeks are those pieces of a machine which form corresponding sides, or which are double and alike; as the cheeks of a printing press, which stand perpendicular and support the three sommers, the head, shelves and winter; the cheeks of a turners lathe; the cheeks of a glaziers vise; the cheeks of a mortar, and of a gun-carriage; the cheeks of a mast, which serve to sustain the trestle trees, etc.

CHEEK by jowl, closeness, proximity.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHEEK-BONE, noun The bone of the cheek.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHEEKED, adjective Brought near the cheek.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHEEK-TOOTH, noun The hinder tooth or tusk. Joel 1:6.