What does thick mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. midst, thick(adj)

    the location of something surrounded by other things

    "in the midst of the crowd"

  2. thick(adj)

    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. thick(adj)

    having component parts closely crowded together

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

  4. thick(adj)

    relatively dense in consistency

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

  5. slurred, thick(adj)

    spoken as if with a thick tongue

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

  6. 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"

  7. dense, thick(adj)

    hard to pass through because of dense growth

    "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"

  8. thick, deep(adj)

    (of darkness) very intense

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

  9. 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"

  10. blockheaded, boneheaded, duncical, duncish, fatheaded, loggerheaded, thick, thickheaded, thick-skulled, wooden-headed(adj)

    (used informally) stupid

  11. thick(adverb)

    abounding; having a lot of

    "the top was thick with dust"

  12. thickly, thick(adverb)

    with a thick consistency

    "the blood was flowing thick"

  13. thick, thickly(adverb)

    in quick succession

    "misfortunes come fast and thick"


  1. thick(Noun)

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

    It was mayhem in the thick of battle.

  2. thick(Verb)

    To thicken.

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

  3. thick(Adverb)

    In a thick manner.

    Snow lay thick on the ground.

  4. thick(Adverb)


    Bread should be sliced thick to make toast.

  5. thick(Adjective)

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

  6. thick(Adjective)

    Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension.

    I want some planks that are two inches thick.

  7. thick(Adjective)

    Heavy in build; thickset.

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

  8. thick(Adjective)

    Densely crowded or packed.

    We walked through thick undergrowth.

  9. thick(Adjective)

    Having a viscous consistency.

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

  10. thick(Adjective)

    Abounding in number.

    The room was thick with reporters.

  11. thick(Adjective)

    Impenetrable to sight.

    We drove through thick fog.

  12. thick(Adjective)

    Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated.

    We had difficulty understanding him with his thick accent.

  13. thick(Adjective)


    He was as thick as two short planks.

  14. thick(Adjective)

    Friendly or intimate.

    They were as thick as thieves.

  15. thick(Adjective)

    Deep, intense, or profound.

    Thick darkness.

  16. Origin: 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. Thick(noun)

    the thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest

  11. Thick(noun)

    a thicket; as, gloomy thicks

  12. Thick(adverb)

    frequently; fast; quick

  13. Thick(adverb)

    closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown

  14. Thick(adverb)

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

  15. Thick

    to thicken


  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.

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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  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. Johann von Goethe:

    Plunge boldly into the thick of life

  2. Miguel de Cervantes:

    I must follow him through thick and thin.

  3. Emily Charlton-Smith:

    The fit was great and the quality was thick enough.

  4. H. W. Dodds:

    A thick head can do as much damage as a hard heart.

  5. Linda Klosek:

    You couldnt even see anything, the smoke was so thick.

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