Definition of thickness
- length, width, and thickness
- boiled to the thickness of honey
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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before 12th century
: the distance between the top and bottom or front and back surfaces of something : a measurement of how thick something is
: the quality of being thick
: a layer or sheet of some material
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