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"
The thickest, or most active or intense part of something.
It was mayhem in the thick of battle.
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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 mum's 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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
thik, n. (Spens.) a thicket.—v.i. (Spens.) to grow dense.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'thick' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2323
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'thick' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1759
Rank popularity for the word 'thick' in Adjectives Frequency: #269
The numerical value of thick in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of thick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Plunge boldly into the thick of life
I must follow him through thick and thin.
A thick head can do as much damage as a hard heart.
The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
He’d been on dope a lot, he’s got a rap sheet about this thick.
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Translations for thick
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- كثيف, سميك, غليظArabic
- тығыҙ, ҡуйы, күп һанлы, ҡалынBashkir
- гъст, дебелBulgarian
- tlustý, hustýCzech
- twp, tewWelsh
- tyk, tyktDanish
- dicht, dick, plump, mitten inGerman
- παχής, πυκνόςGreek
- espeso, gruesoSpanish
- ستبر, سفت, کلفت, غلیظ, ضخیم, انبوه, چاقPersian
- samea, sakea, tiheä, paksu, paksustiFinnish
- incompréhensible, lourd, épais, opaque, dense, copains comme cochons, lourdingue, grosFrench
- tiughScottish Gaelic
- sűrű, vastagHungarian
- թավ, հաստ, թանձրArmenian
- kental, tebalIndonesian
- pesante, spesso, spessa, folto, densoItalian
- 濃い, 厚い, 鈍い, 混む, 密集, 太い, 厚さ, 厚く, 厚いですJapanese
- ជុក, ក្រាស់Khmer
- 두껍다, 두꺼운Korean
- ئهستوور, سهختKurdish
- biezs, resnsLatvian
- mātotoru, haputa, oruMāori
- густ, збиен, дебел, набиен, тап, во дебелина, густоMacedonian
- ထူထဲ, ပျစ်Burmese
- tykk, tjukkNorwegian
- zware, dichte, dikke, dik, dichtopeengepakte, zwaar, dicht, dichtopeengepakt, sloom, gezet, slome, traag van begrip, gezetteDutch
- tjukkNorwegian Nynorsk
- gruby, gęstyPolish
- ګڼ, غټ, ټينګ, ډبل, پلندPashto, Pushto
- denso, espesso, grosso, estúpido, estúpidaPortuguese
- gros, tulbureRomanian
- густой, в толщину, толстый, тупой, гущаRussian
- debeo, дебеоSerbo-Croatian
- grov, trög, tjock, packad, tät, tätt, tjocktSwedish
- చిక్కని, మందమైన, దట్టమైనTelugu
- yoğun, kalınTurkish
- موٹا, موٹیUrdu
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