thick


thick
thickish, adj.thickly, adv.
/thik/, adj., thicker, thickest, adv., thicker, thickest, n.
adj.
1. having relatively great extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thin: a thick slice.
2. measured, as specified, between opposite surfaces, from top to bottom, or in a direction perpendicular to that of the length and breadth; (of a solid having three general dimensions) measured across its smallest dimension: a board one inch thick.
3. composed of or containing objects, particles, etc., close together; dense: a thick fog; a thick forest.
4. filled, covered, or abounding (usually fol. by with): tables thick with dust.
5. husky or hoarse; not distinctly articulated: The patient's speech is still quite thick.
6. markedly so (as specified): a thick German accent.
7. deep or profound: thick darkness.
8. (of a liquid) heavy or viscous: a thick syrup.
9. Informal. close in friendship; intimate.
10. mentally slow; stupid; dull.
11. disagreeably excessive or exaggerated: They thought it a bit thick when he called himself a genius.
adv.
12. in a thick manner.
13. close together; closely packed: The roses grew thick along the path.
14. in a manner to produce something thick: Slice the cheese thick.
15. lay it on thick, Informal. to praise excessively; flatter: He's laying it on thick because he wants you to do him a favor.
n.
16. the thickest, densest, or most crowded part: in the thick of the fight.
17. through thick and thin, under favorable and unfavorable conditions; steadfastly: We have been friends for 20 years, through thick and thin.
[bef. 900; (adj. and adv.) ME thikke, OE thicce; c. D dik, G dick; akin to ON thykkr (n.) ME, deriv. of the adj.]
Syn. 6. strong, pronounced, decided.

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  • Thick — (th[i^]k), a. [Compar. {Thicker} ( [ e]r); superl. {Thickest}.] [OE. thicke, AS. [thorn]icce; akin to D. dik, OS. thikki, OHG. dicchi thick, dense, G. dick thick, Icel. [thorn]ykkr, [thorn]j[ o]kkr, and probably to Gael. & Ir. tiugh. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thick — [thik] adj. [ME thikke < OE thicce, thick, dense, akin to Ger dick < IE base * tegu , thick, fat > OIr tiug] 1. having relatively great depth; of considerable extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thin [a thick board] 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • thick — ► ADJECTIVE 1) with opposite sides or surfaces relatively far apart. 2) (of a garment or fabric) made of heavy material. 3) made up of a large number of things or people close together: thick forest. 4) (thick with) densely filled or covered with …   English terms dictionary

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  • thick — (adj.) O.E. þicce not thin, dense, from P.Gmc. *theku , *thekwia (Cf. O.S. thikki, O.H.G. dicchi, Ger. dick, O.N. þykkr, O.Fris. thikke), from PIE *tegu thick (Cf. Gaelic tiugh). Secondary O.E. sense of close together is preserved in …   Etymology dictionary

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  • thick´en|er — thick|en «THIHK uhn», transitive verb. to make thick or thicker: »to thicken a wall. Mother thickens the gravy with flour. SYNONYM(S): coagulate, congeal, condense. –v.i. 1. to become thick or thicker: »The pudding will thicken as it cools. The… …   Useful english dictionary

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