Definition of Thick

1. Noun. The location of something surrounded by other things. "In the midst of the crowd"

Exact synonyms: Midst
Generic synonyms: Inside, Interior

2. Adjective. 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. "Thick warm blankets"
Attributes: Thickness
Also: Fat, Broad, Wide
Similar to: Deep, Deep-chested, Fat, Four-ply, Heavy, Heavy, Quilted, Thickened, Three-ply, Two-ply
Derivative terms: Thickness
Antonyms: Thin

3. Adverb. With a thick consistency. "The blood was flowing thick"
Exact synonyms: Thickly
Antonyms: Thinly

4. Adjective. Having component parts closely crowded together. "Thick hair"
Similar to: Concentrated

5. Adverb. In quick succession. "Misfortunes come fast and thick"
Exact synonyms: Thickly

6. Adjective. Relatively dense in consistency. "Thick fog"

7. Adjective. Spoken as if with a thick tongue. "His words were slurred"
Exact synonyms: Slurred
Similar to: Unintelligible
Derivative terms: Thickness

8. Adjective. Having a short and solid form or stature. "A thickset young man"
Exact synonyms: Compact, Heavyset, Stocky, Thickset
Similar to: Little, Short
Derivative terms: Compactness

9. Adjective. Hard to pass through because of dense growth. "Thick woods"
Exact synonyms: Dense
Similar to: Impenetrable
Derivative terms: Denseness, Density, Thickness

10. Adjective. (of darkness) very intense. "Deep night"
Exact synonyms: Deep
Similar to: Intense
Derivative terms: Deep

11. Adjective. (used informally) associated on close terms. "The two were thick as thieves for months"
Exact synonyms: Buddy-buddy, Chummy
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Close
Derivative terms: Chum, Chumminess

12. Adjective. (used informally) stupid.

13. Adjective. Abounding; having a lot of. "The top was thick with dust"
Similar to: Abundant

Definition of Thick

1. a. 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.

2. n. The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.

3. adv. Frequently; fast; quick.

4. v. t. & i. To thicken.

Definition of Thick

1. Adjective. Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension. ¹

2. Adjective. Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension. ¹

3. Adjective. Heavy in build; thickset. ¹

4. Adjective. Densely crowded or packed. ¹

5. Adjective. Having a viscous consistency. ¹

6. Adjective. Abounding in number. ¹

7. Adjective. Impenetrable to sight. ¹

8. Adjective. Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated. ¹

9. Adjective. (informal) Stupid. ¹

10. Adjective. (informal) Friendly or intimate. ¹

11. Adjective. Deep, intense, or profound. ¹

12. Adverb. In a thick manner. ¹

13. Adverb. Thickly. ¹

14. Noun. The thickest, or most active or intense part of something. ¹

15. Verb. (archaic transitive) To thicken. ¹

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Definition of Thick

1. having relatively great extent from one surface to its opposite [adj THICKER, THICKEST] / the thickest part [n -S]

Medical Definition of Thick

1. 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. 10) 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." 5. Abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick succession; frequently recurring. "The people were gathered thick together." (Luke xi. 29) "Black was the forest; thick with beech it stood." (Dryden) 6. Not having due distinction of syllables, or good articulation; indistinct; as, a thick utterance. 7. Deep; profound; as, thick sleep. 8. Dull; not quick; as, thick of fearing. "His dimensions to any thick sight were invincible." (Shak) 9. Intimate; very friendly; familiar. "We have been thick ever since." (T. Hughes) 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. See the Note under Register. Thick stuff, all plank that is more than four inches thick and less than twelve. Synonym: Dense, close, compact, solid, gross, coarse. Origin: OE. Thicke, AS. Icce; akin to D. Dik, OS. Thikki, OHG. Dicchi thick, dense, G. Dick thick, Icel. Ykkr, jokkr, and probably to Gael. & Ir. Tiugh. Cf. Tight. To thicken. "The nightmare Life-in-death was she, who thicks man's blood with cold." (Coleridge) Origin: Cf. AS. Iccian. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thick

thick-billed murre
thick-footed morel
thick-tailed bushbabies
thick-tailed bushbaby
thick and thin
thick as a brick

Literary usage of Thick

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Macbeth edited by William Shakespeare (2001)
"Was such an expression as 'thick as tale' ever employed by any writer whatsoever? I more than doubt it. Now, ' thick as kail' is of the commonest ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"But none can I distinguish, nought can see, In the thick mist that covers all the field. Save, from this darkness save, O Father Zeus ! ..."

3. History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Days of the Pioneers and First by Ben Douglass (1878)
"The coal is bituminous, the vein about 3^ feet thick, and underlies gray limestone. ... 6 of bituminous quality, the vein about two feet three inches thick, ..."

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