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ˈθɪk nɪsthick·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thicknessnoun

    the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

  2. thicknessnoun

    indistinct articulation

    "judging from the thickness of his speech he had been drinking heavily"

  3. thickness, heavinessnoun

    used of a line or mark

  4. thicknessnoun

    resistance to flow


  1. thicknessnoun

    The property of being thick (in dimension).

  2. thicknessnoun

    A measure of how thick (in dimension) something is.

    The thickness of the Earth's crust is varies from two to 70 kilometres.

  3. thicknessnoun

    A layer.

    We upholstered the seat with three thicknesses of cloth to make it more comfortable to sit on.

  4. thicknessnoun

    The quality of being thick (in consistency).

    Whip the cream until it reaches a good thickness.

  5. thicknessnoun

    The property of being thick (slow to understand).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thicknessnoun

    Etymology: from thick.

    In the darkened room, against the hole at which the light entered, I could easily see through the whole thickness of my hand the motions of a body placed beyond it. Boyle.

    Poll a tree, and cover it some thickness with clay on the top, and see what it will put forth. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    Nitre mingled with water to the thickness of honey, and anointed on the bud after the vine is cut, it will sprout forth. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 444.

    Diseases imagined to come from the thickness of blood, come often from the contrary cause. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    The banks of the river and the thickness of the shades drew into them all the birds of the country. Addison.

    A person found in himself, being at some times subject to a thickness of hearing, the like effect. William Holder.

    What you write is printed in large letters; otherwise between the weakness of my eyes and thickness of hearing, I should lose the greatest pleasure. Jonathan Swift.


  1. thickness

    Thickness generally refers to the measurement of the distance between two opposite surfaces of an object, often seen as a dimension. It can apply to a three-dimensional entity's extent from one side to another, often the smallest dimension. Thickness is usually a tangible, physical measurement but can also refer metaphorically to the density or depth of intangible things.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thicknessnoun

    the quality or state of being thick (in any of the senses of the adjective)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thickness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thickness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of thickness in a Sentence

  1. Paul Byrne:

    Think of like a Milky Way bar or a Mars bar, its where the chocolate and caramel touch, that depth, you can treat that as the thickness of the brittle, rigid layer.

  2. William LaCourse:

    The combination of ultra-thin glass, less than the thickness of human hair, and very high strength allows glass to be bent, twisted, etc. without fracture, it will not fold flat like a dollar bill, but you could fold it around a metal rod and you could do it over and over and it will still go back to flat [ without ] creases.

  3. Simon McGeary:

    It will take months for pricing to bed down, and it certainly won't be figured out before Christmas, banks are in transition right now so it's difficult to know what the thickness of their capital layers will be and how various instruments are priced will be dependent on that.

  4. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett:

    We have been in there several times now. We have taken out samples. We've done the ground-penetrating radar. We're trying to determine the amount of steel, the thickness of the slabs, so we're trying to compile all that information and see exactly if there is some indication of weakness.

  5. Kent Moore:

    What we found is from year to year, the ice thickness can change by about 1 meter [3 feet].

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