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Meaning of THICK

Pronunciation:  thik

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  1. [n]  the location of something surrounded by other things; "in the midst of the crowd"
  2. [adv]  in quick succession; "misfortunes come fast and thick"
  3. [adv]  with a thick consistency; "the blood was flowing thick"
  4. [adj]  abundantly covered of filled; "the top was thick with dust"
  5. [adj]  used informally
  6. [adj]  closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"
  7. [adj]  heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thick middle-aged man"; "a thickset young man"
  8. [adj]  abundant; "a thick head of hair"
  9. [adj]  spoken as if with a thick tongue; "the thick speech of a drunkard"; "his words were slurred"
  10. [adj]  (of darkness) very intense; "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"
  11. [adj]  hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
  12. [adj]  not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets"
  13. [adj]  relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
  14. [adj]  wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark"

THICK is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: abundant, blockheaded, boneheaded, clogged, clotted, coagulable, coagulate, coagulated, compact, concentrated, cream(a), creamy, curdled, deep, deep-chested, dense, fat, fatheaded, four-ply, gelatinlike, gelatinous, grumose, grumous, heavy, heavyset, impenetrable, intense, jellylike, loggerheaded, midst, quilted, ropey, ropy, slurred, soupy, stocky, stringy, stupid, syrupy, thickened, thickheaded, thickly, thickset, thick-skulled, thready, three-ply, two-ply, unintelligible, viscous, wooden-headed
 Antonyms: thin, thin, thinly
 See Also: broad, inside, interior, wide



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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. {Tight}.]
    1. Measuring in the third dimension other than length and
       breadth, or in general dimension other than length; --
       said of a solid body; as, a timber seven inches thick.
             Were it as thick as is a branched oak. --Chaucer.
             My little finger shall be thicker than my father's
             loins.                                --1 Kings xii.
    2. Having more depth or extent from one surface to its
       opposite than usual; not thin or slender; as, a thick
       plank; thick cloth; thick paper; thick neck.
    3. Dense; not thin; inspissated; as, thick vapors. Also used
       figuratively; as, thick darkness.
             Make the gruel thick and slab.        --Shak.
    4. Not transparent or clear; hence, turbid, muddy, or misty;
       as, the water of a river is apt to be thick after a rain.
       ``In a thick, misty day.'' --Sir W. Scott.
    5. Abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set;
       following in quick succession; frequently recurring.
             The people were gathered thick together. --Luke xi.
             Black was the forest; thick with beech it stood.
    6. Not having due distinction of syllables, or good
       articulation; indistinct; as, a thick utterance.
    7. Deep; profound; as, thick sleep. [R.] --Shak.
    8. Dull; not quick; as, thick of fearing. --Shak.
             His dimensions to any thick sight were invincible.
    9. Intimate; very friendly; familiar. [Colloq.]
             We have been thick ever since.        --T. Hughes.
    Note: Thick is often used in the formation of compounds, most
          of which are self-explaining; as, thick-barred,
          thick-bodied, thick-coming, thick-cut, thick-flying,
          thick-growing, thick-leaved, thick-lipped,
          thick-necked, thick-planted, thick-ribbed,
          thick-shelled, thick-woven, and the like.
    {Thick register}. (Phon.) See the Note under {Register}, n.,
    {Thick stuff} (Naut.), all plank that is more than four
       inches thick and less than twelve. --J. Knowles.
    Syn: Dense; close; compact; solid; gross; coarse.
  2. \Thick\, n.
    1. The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.
             In the thick of the dust and smoke.   --Knolles.
    2. A thicket; as, gloomy thicks. [Obs.] --Drayton.
             Through the thick they heard one rudely rush.
             He through a little window cast his sight Through
             thick of bars, that gave a scanty light. --Dryden.
    {Thick-and-thin block} (Naut.), a fiddle block. See under
    {Through thick and thin}, through all obstacles and
       difficulties, both great and small.
             Through thick and thin she followed him. --Hudibras.
             He became the panegyrist, through thick and thin, of
             a military frenzy.                    --Coleridge.
  3. \Thick\ (th[i^]k), adv. [AS. [thorn]icce.]
    1. Frequently; fast; quick.
    2. Closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown.
    3. To a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as,
       land covered thick with manure.
    {Thick and threefold}, in quick succession, or in great
       numbers. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
  4. \Thick\, v. t. & i. [Cf. AS. [thorn]iccian.]
    To thicken. [R.]
          The nightmare Life-in-death was she, Who thicks man's
          blood with cold.                         --Coleridge.