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thick

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adjective \ˈthik\

Definition of thick

  1. 1a :  having or being of relatively great depth or extent from one surface to its opposite <a thick plank>b :  heavily built :  thickset

  2. 2a :  close-packed with units or individuals <the air was thick with snow>b :  occurring in large numbers :  numerousc :  viscous in consistency <thick syrup>d :  sultry, stuffye :  marked by haze, fog, or mist <thick weather>f :  impenetrable to the eye :  profound <thick darkness>g :  extremely intense <thick silence>

  3. 3 :  measuring in thickness <12 inches thick>

  4. 4a :  imperfectly articulated :  indistinct <thick speech>b :  plainly apparent :  decided <a thick French accent>c :  producing inarticulate speech <a thick tongue>

  5. 5 :  obtuse, stupid <too thick to understand>

  6. 6 :  associated on close terms :  intimate <was quite thick with his pastor>

  7. 7 :  exceeding bounds of propriety or fitness :  excessive <called it a bit thick to be fired without warning>

thickish

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thickly

adverb

thick on the ground

Examples of thick in a sentence

  1. a thick layer of ice

  2. a thick slice of ham

  3. pizza with a thick crust

  4. a bodybuilder with a thick, short body

  5. The planks were two inches thick.

  6. The log was 12 inches thick.

  7. a dog with thick fur

  8. She has thick, curly hair.

  9. The fog was thick this morning.

Origin and Etymology of thick

Middle English thikke, from Old English thicce; akin to Old High German dicki thick, Old Irish tiug


First Known Use: before 12th century


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thick

adverb

Definition of thick

  1. :  in a thick manner :  thickly

Examples of thick in a sentence

  1. Apples hung thick on the trees.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of thick

before 12th century


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thick

noun

Definition of thick

  1. 1 :  the most crowded or active part <in the thick of the battle>

  2. 2 :  the part of greatest thickness <the thick of the thumb>

Examples of thick in a sentence

  1. <in the thick of winter many Northerners are dreaming of tropical islands>

13th Century

First Known Use of thick

13th century



THICK Defined for English Language Learners

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thick

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adjective \ˈthik\

Definition of thick for English Language Learners

  • : having a large distance between the top and bottom or front and back surfaces : not thin

  • : having a specified distance from one surface to the opposite surface : having a specified thickness

  • : having parts that are close together


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thick

adverb

Definition of thick for English Language Learners

  • : in a way that makes thick pieces, layers, etc.

  • : in great numbers


THICK Defined for Kids

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thick

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adjective \ˈthik\

Definition of thick for Students

thicker

thickest

  1. 1 :  having great size from one surface to its opposite <a thick wall>

  2. 2 :  closely packed together <thick hair> <a thick clump of bushes>

  3. 3 :  heavily built <a thick neck>

  4. 4 :  not flowing easily <a thick milk shake>

  5. 5 :  measuring a certain amount in the smallest of three dimensions <two millimeters thick>

  6. 6 :  producing speech that is hard to understand <She speaks with a thick accent.>

  7. 7 :  stupid 1

  8. 8 :  occurring in large numbers :  numerous <Mosquitoes were thick in the swamp.>

  9. 9 :  having haze, fog, or mist <The air was thick.>

  10. 10 :  too intense to see in <thick darkness>

thickly

adverb

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thick

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noun

Definition of thick for Students

  1. 1 :  the most crowded or active part <The soldier was in the thick of the battle.>

  2. 2 :  the part of greatest thickness <the thick of the thumb>



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