thickness

noun

thick·​ness ˈthik-nəs How to pronounce thickness (audio)
1
: the smallest of three dimensions
length, width, and thickness
2
: the quality or state of being thick
3
a
: viscous consistency
boiled to the thickness of honey
b
: the condition of being smoky, foul, or foggy
4
: the thick part of something
5
6
7
: layer, ply, sheet
a single thickness of canvas

Examples of thickness in a Sentence

The plank measures two inches in thickness. the length, circumference, and thickness of the log Plywood is available in various thicknesses. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the steak. I added flour to increase the gravy's thickness. I was surprised by the thickness of his accent.
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of thickness was before the 12th century

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“Thickness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thickness. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

thickness

noun
thick·​ness ˈthik-nəs How to pronounce thickness (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being thick
2
: the smallest of three dimensions
length, width, and thickness
3
: the thick part of something
4
: layer entry 1 sense 2
a single thickness of canvas

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