What does thicket mean?

Definitions for thicket
ˈθɪk ɪtthick·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicketnoun

    a dense growth of bushes


  1. thicketnoun

    A dense, but generally small, growth of shrubs, bushes or small trees; a copse.

  2. thicketnoun

    The collection of many small linked files created when a document is saved in HTML format by some word processors and web site creation software.

  3. Etymology: from þiccet from þicce "thick" + nominal suffix -et

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thicketnoun

    A close knot or tuft of trees; a close wood or copse.

    Etymology: ðiccetu , Saxon.

    I drew you hither,
    Into the chiefest thicket of the park. William Shakespeare.

    Within a thicket I repos’d; and found
    Let fall from heav’n a sleep interminate. George Chapman.

    Chus, or any of his, could not in haste creep through those desart regions, which the length of one hundred and thirty years after the flood had fortified with thickets, and permitted every bush and briar, reed and tree, to join themselves into one main body and forest. Walter Raleigh.

    How often, from the steep
    Of echoing hill, or thicket, have we heard
    Cœlestial voices, to the midnight air,
    Sole, or responsive, each to other’s note,
    Singing their great Creator? John Milton.

    My brothers stept to the next thicket side
    To bring me berries. John Milton.

    Now Leda’s twins
    Their trembling lances brandish’d at the foe;
    Nor had they miss’d, but he to thickets fled,
    Conceal’d from aiming spears, not pervious to the steed. Dryden.

    I’ve known young Juba rise before the sun,
    To beat the thicket where the tyger slept,
    Or seek the lion in his dreadful haunts. Joseph Addison, Cato.


  1. Thicket

    A thicket is a very dense stand of trees or tall shrubs, often dominated by only one or a few species, to the exclusion of all others. They may be formed by species that shed large numbers of highly viable seeds that are able to germinate in the shelter of the maternal plants. In some conditions, the formation or spread of thickets may be assisted by human disturbance of an area. Where a thicket is formed of briar (also spelled brier), which is a common name for any of a number of unrelated thorny plants, it may be called a briar patch. Plants termed briar include species in the genera Rosa (Rose), Rubus, and Smilax.


  1. thicket

    A thicket is a dense group of trees, shrubs, or bushes, typically growing closely together, making it hard to pass through. It can be considered as a smaller or less dense form of a forest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thicketadjective

    a wood or a collection of trees, shrubs, etc., closely set; as, a ram caught in a thicket


  1. Thicket

    Thicket is an unincorporated community in northwestern Hardin County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. The West Hardin County Consolidated Independent School District serves area students.

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  1. ticketh

  2. chettik

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thicket in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thicket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of thicket in a Sentence

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    Know'st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom, Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket's gloom, Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, And the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose

  2. Tim Morgan:

    John Wilkes Booth Booth stayed nearby in a pine thicket, they were helped by the Confederate underground. He learned here that his act was almost universally condemned.

  3. Steve Vladeck:

    It's quite possible that Thomas's opinion is therefore less a prediction of where The Supreme Court is likely to go than an aspiration, at least for now, the rest of the conservatives don't seem eager to jump into this sensitive political thicket.

  4. Aswath Damodaran:

    It is a market that is a regulatory thicket designed to protect the taxicab business.

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