Pronunciation: thĭk
a.1.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.
Were it as thick as is a branched oak.
- Chaucer.
2.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.Dense; not thin; inspissated; as, thick vapors. Also used figuratively; as, thick darkness.
Make the gruel thick and slab.
- Shak.
4.Not transparent or clear; hence, turbid, muddy, or misty; as, the water of a river is apt to be thick after a rain.
5.Abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick succession; frequently recurring.
The people were gathered thick together.
- Luke xi. 29.
Black was the forest; thick with beech it stood.
- Dryden.
6.Not having due distinction of syllables, or good articulation; indistinct; as, a thick utterance.
7.Deep; profound; as, thick sleep.
8.Dull; not quick; as, thick of fearing.
9.Intimate; very friendly; familiar.
We have been thick ever since.
- T. Hughes.
Thick register
(Phon.) See the Note under Register, n., 7.
Thick stuff
(Naut.) all plank that is more than four inches thick and less than twelve.
- J. Knowles.
n.1.The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.
In the thick of the dust and smoke.
- Knolles.
2.A thicket; as, gloomy thicks.
Through the thick they heard one rudely rush.
- Spenser.
Thick-and-thin block
(Naut.) a fiddle block. See under Fiddle.
Through thick and thin
through all obstacles and difficulties, both great and small.
adv.1.Frequently; fast; quick.
2.Closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown.
3.To a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as, land covered thick with manure.
Thick and threefold
in quick succession, or in great numbers.
- L'Estrange.
v. t. & i.1.To thicken.
Noun1.thick - the location of something surrounded by other things; "in the midst of the crowd"
Synonyms: midst
Adj.1.thick - 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"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
2.thick - closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"
Synonyms: compact, dense
3.thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
thin - relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous; "air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil"
4.thick - spoken as if with a thick tongue; "the thick speech of a drunkard"; "his words were slurred"
Synonyms: slurred
5.thick - wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark"
Synonyms: heavy
6.thick - hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
Synonyms: dense
7.thick - (of darkness) very intense; "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"
Synonyms: deep
8.thick - abundant; "a thick head of hair"
9.thick - heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thick middle-aged man"; "a thickset young man"
10.thick - (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"
Synonyms: buddy-buddy, chummy
11.thick - used informally
12.thick - abundantly covered or filled; "the top was thick with dust"
Adv.1.thick - with a thick consistency; "the blood was flowing thick"
Synonyms: thickly
2.thick - in quick succession; "misfortunes come fast and thick"
Synonyms: thickly
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Thick register
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Thick-and-thin block
thick-billed murre
thick-footed morel
thick-kneed plover
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