What does thick mean?

Definitions for thick
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word thick.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. midst, thickadjective

    the location of something surrounded by other things

    "in the midst of the crowd"

  2. thickadjective

    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"

  3. thickadjective

    having component parts closely crowded together

    "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"; "a thick forest"; "thick hair"

  4. thickadjective

    relatively dense in consistency

    "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"

  5. slurred, thickadjective

    spoken as if with a thick tongue

    "the thick speech of a drunkard"; "his words were slurred"

  6. compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thicksetadjective

    having a short and solid form or stature

    "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man"

  7. dense, thickadjective

    hard to pass through because of dense growth

    "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"

  8. thick, deepadjective

    (of darkness) very intense

    "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"

  9. chummy, buddy-buddy, thick(p)adjective

    (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"

  10. blockheaded, boneheaded, duncical, duncish, fatheaded, loggerheaded, thick, thickheaded, thick-skulled, wooden-headedadjective

    (used informally) stupid

  11. thickadverb

    abounding; having a lot of

    "the top was thick with dust"

  12. thickly, thickadverb

    with a thick consistency

    "the blood was flowing thick"

  13. thick, thicklyadverb

    in quick succession

    "misfortunes come fast and thick"

Wiktionary

  1. thicknoun

    The thickest, or most active or intense part of something.

    It was mayhem in the thick of battle.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  2. thickverb

    To thicken.

    The nightmare Life-in-death was she, / Who thicks man's blood with cold. uE00014337uE001 Coleridge.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  3. thickadverb

    In a thick manner.

    Snow lay thick on the ground.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  4. thickadverb

    Thickly.

    Bread should be sliced thick to make toast.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  5. thickadjective

    Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  6. thickadjective

    Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension.

    I want some planks that are two inches thick.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  7. thickadjective

    Heavy in build; thickset.

    He had such a thick neck that he had to turn his body to look to the side.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  8. thickadjective

    Densely crowded or packed.

    We walked through thick undergrowth.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  9. thickadjective

    Having a viscous consistency.

    My mum's gravy was thick but at least it moved about.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  10. thickadjective

    Abounding in number.

    The room was thick with reporters.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  11. thickadjective

    Impenetrable to sight.

    We drove through thick fog.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  12. thickadjective

    Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated.

    We had difficulty understanding him with his thick accent.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  13. thickadjective

    Stupid.

    He was as thick as two short planks.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  14. thickadjective

    Friendly or intimate.

    They were as thick as thieves.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

  15. thickadjective

    Deep, intense, or profound.

    Thick darkness.

    Etymology: From thicke, from þicce, from þikkuz, from tegus. Cognate with dik, dick, tjock, tiug, and tew.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thick

    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

  2. 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

  3. Thick

    dense; not thin; inspissated; as, thick vapors. Also used figuratively; as, thick darkness

  4. Thick

    not transparent or clear; hence, turbid, muddy, or misty; as, the water of a river is apt to be thick after a rain

  5. Thick

    abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick succession; frequently recurring

  6. Thick

    not having due distinction of syllables, or good articulation; indistinct; as, a thick utterance

  7. Thick

    deep; profound; as, thick sleep

  8. Thick

    dull; not quick; as, thick of fearing

  9. Thick

    intimate; very friendly; familiar

  10. Thicknoun

    the thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest

  11. Thicknoun

    a thicket; as, gloomy thicks

  12. Thickadverb

    frequently; fast; quick

  13. Thickadverb

    closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown

  14. Thickadverb

    to a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as, land covered thick with manure

  15. Thick

    to thicken

Freebase

  1. Thick

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thick

    thik, adj. dense: imperfectly mobile: compact: not transparent or clear: misty: dull, mentally clouded: crowded: closely set: abundant: frequent, in quick succession: having great depth or circumference: (coll.) in fast friendship.—n. the thickest part of anything: a stupid person.—adv. closely: frequently: fast: to a great depth.—adjs. Thick′-and-thin, thorough, completely devoted; Thick′-com′ing (Shak.), coming fast or close together.—v.t. Thick′en, to make thick or close: to strengthen.—v.i. to become thick or obscure: to crowd or press.—ns. Thick′ening, something put into a liquid or mass to make it more thick; Thick′et, a collection of trees or shrubs thickly or closely set: close wood or copse.—adjs. Thick′-head′ed, having a thick head or skull: stupid; Thick′ish, somewhat thick.—n. Thick′-knee, a stone-plover.—adj. Thick′-lipped (Shak.), having thick lips.—adv. Thick′ly.—n. Thick′ness.—adjs. Thick′-pleached (Shak.), closely interwoven; Thick′-set, closely planted: having a short, thick body.—n. Thick′-skin, a person wanting sensibility: a dull, stupid person, a blockhead.—adj. Thick′-skinned, having a thick skin: wanting sensibility: dull: obtuse.—n. Thick′-skull (same as Thick-skin).—adjs. Thick′-skulled, having a thick skull: dull: stupid; Thick′-sprung (Shak.), that have sprung up thick or close together.—n. Thick′un (slang), a sovereign: a crown.—Lay it on thick, to flatter or praise extravagantly; Through thick and thin, in spite of all obstacles, without any wavering. [A.S. thicce; cog. with Ger. dick.]

  2. Thick

    thik, n. (Spens.) a thicket.—v.i. (Spens.) to grow dense.

Rap Dictionary

  1. thickadjective

    Crazy, intense, overwhelming. "I jumps on the Van Wyck. I gotta make it there quick. A yo , this shit is gettin' mad thick" -- Mr. Cheeks (Renee)

  2. thickadjective

    Fat (sometimes complimentary) "She might be cute, she might be thick, but she will get G'd if she don't suck dick" -- Snoop Doggy Dogg (Head Doctor)

  3. thickadjective

    Nice, good (particularly with reference to women) from West Indian slang. used a lot in the UK. "It's Like tick (thick) rude boy i'm ready to run this ting." Rodney P featuring Julie Dexter (Love song)

  4. thickadjective

    Crowded.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thick' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2323

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thick' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1759

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thick' in Adjectives Frequency: #269

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thick in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of thick in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Hughan:

    It was thick enough to see in the water for a few days and now you can’t really see it unless you know where to look, it’s a real mystery. We’ve never seen anything like it and neither have the bird rescuers.

  2. Justin Rose:

    I'm into a run of golf now. There's a block of work starting this week, there's no way to fake it around Bay Hill. The rough's pretty thick, generally greens are quite firm which requires pin-point iron shots. There are a lot of intimidating looking shots.

  3. Kama Simonds:

    Goats are a viable alternative tool for areas where time is not an issue, machinery is not an option, vegetation is thick and deep and/or worker safety may be an issue.

  4. Slamet Winaryo:

    From our observation, the smoke is very thick in Palangka Raya and Sampit, we have decided to give one week off from Monday to Saturday for the students in both locations.

  5. Emily Charlton-Smith:

    The fit was great and the quality was thick enough.

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