Definitions for thickθɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
thickθɪk(adj. and adv.; n.)-er, -est
(adj.)having relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite:
a thick slice of bread.
measured as specified between opposite surfaces:
a board one inch thick.
composed of objects close together; dense:
a thick fog.
filled or covered:
thick with dust.
not distinctly articulated:
a thick foreign accent.
deep or profound:
heavy or viscous:
a thick syrup.
close in friendship; intimate.
mentally slow; stupid.
disagreeably excessive or exaggerated.
(adv.)in a thick manner.
close together; closely packed:
vines grow thick.
so as to produce something thick:
cheese sliced thick.
(n.)the densest or most crowded part:
in the thick of the fight.
Idioms for thick:
through thick and thin,under favorable and unfavorable conditions; steadfastly.
Origin of thick:
bef. 900; ME thikke, OE thicce, c. OS thikki, OHG dicchi; akin to ON thykkr
the location of something surrounded by other things
"in the midst of the crowd"
not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
"an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets"
having component parts closely crowded together
"a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"; "a thick forest"; "thick hair"
relatively dense in consistency
"thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
spoken as if with a thick tongue
"the thick speech of a drunkard"; "his words were slurred"
compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset(adj)
having a short and solid form or stature
"a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man"
hard to pass through because of dense growth
"dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
(of darkness) very intense
"thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"
chummy, buddy-buddy, thick(p)(adj)
(used informally) associated on close terms
"a close friend"; "the bartender was chummy with the regular customers"; "the two were thick as thieves for months"
blockheaded, boneheaded, duncical, duncish, fatheaded, loggerheaded, thick, thickheaded, thick-skulled, wooden-headed(adj)
(used informally) stupid
abounding; having a lot of
"the top was thick with dust"
with a thick consistency
"the blood was flowing thick"
in quick succession
"misfortunes come fast and thick"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a thick notebook; a thick layer of mud; The sweater was thick and warm.
thick hair/fur; The forest was thick and dark.
difficult to see through
Thick fog hung over the city.; The air was thick with smoke.
thick syrup; The glue was too thick to spread.
(of an accent) showing clearly that sb is from a particular place
a thick Scottish accent
in the most difficult or busy part of sth
players in the thick of the games' action
in all situations, both difficult and easy
We've been through thick and thin together.
The thickest, or most active or intense part of something.
It was mayhem in the thick of battle.
The nightmare Life-in-death was she, / Who thicks man's blood with cold. uE00014337uE001 Coleridge.
In a thick manner.
Snow lay thick on the ground.
Bread should be sliced thick to make toast.
Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension.
Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension.
I want some planks that are two inches thick.
Heavy in build; thickset.
He had such a thick neck that he had to turn his body to look to the side.
Densely crowded or packed.
We walked through thick undergrowth.
Having a viscous consistency.
My mumu2019s gravy was thick but at least it moved about.
Abounding in number.
The room was thick with reporters.
Impenetrable to sight.
We drove through thick fog.
Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated.
We had difficulty understanding him with his thick accent.
He was as thick as two short planks.
Friendly or intimate.
They were as thick as thieves.
Deep, intense, or profound.
Origin: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.
measuring in the third dimension other than length and breadth, or in general dimension other than length; -- said of a solid body; as, a timber seven inches thick
having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; not thin or slender; as, a thick plank; thick cloth; thick paper; thick neck
dense; not thin; inspissated; as, thick vapors. Also used figuratively; as, thick darkness
not transparent or clear; hence, turbid, muddy, or misty; as, the water of a river is apt to be thick after a rain
abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick succession; frequently recurring
not having due distinction of syllables, or good articulation; indistinct; as, a thick utterance
deep; profound; as, thick sleep
dull; not quick; as, thick of fearing
intimate; very friendly; familiar
the thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest
a thicket; as, gloomy thicks
frequently; fast; quick
closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown
to a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as, land covered thick with manure
Thick is an album by the fusion jazz band Tribal Tech released in 1999. As a contrast to Tribal Tech's previous recordings, the album features less compositional material and is based largely on improvization.
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Translations for thick
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
having a relatively large distance between opposite sides; not thin
a thick book; thick walls; thick glass.
- grossoPortuguese (BR)
- silný, tlustýCzech
- παχύς, χοντρόςGreek
- ضخیم؛ کلفتFarsi
- 厚的Chinese (Trad.)
- دبيز، ضخيمUrdu
- 厚的Chinese (Simp.)
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