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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 plankb :  heavily built :  thickset

  2. 2a :  close-packed with units or individuals the air was thick with snowb :  occurring in large numbers :  numerousc :  viscous in consistency thick syrupd :  sultry, stuffye :  marked by haze, fog, or mist thick weatherf :  impenetrable to the eye :  profound thick darknessg :  extremely intense thick silence

  3. 3 :  measuring in thickness 12 inches thick

  4. 4a :  imperfectly articulated :  indistinct thick speechb :  plainly apparent :  decided a thick French accentc :  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.

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Origin and Etymology of thick

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


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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.

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

Recent Examples of thick from the Web

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First Known Use of thick

13th century



THICK Defined for English Language Learners

thick

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adjective

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

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

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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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