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Meaning & Definition of Thick in English

English

Thick

/θɪk/

noun

1. The location of something surrounded by other things

  • "In the midst of the crowd"
    synonym:
  • midst
  • ,
  • thick

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • thick

2. Having component parts closely crowded together

  • "A compact shopping center"
  • "A dense population"
  • "Thick crowds"
  • "A thick forest"
  • "Thick hair"
    synonym:
  • thick

3. Relatively dense in consistency

  • "Thick cream"
  • "Thick soup"
  • "Thick smoke"
  • "Thick fog"
    synonym:
  • thick

4. Spoken as if with a thick tongue

  • "The thick speech of a drunkard"
  • "His words were slurred"
    synonym:
  • slurred
  • ,
  • thick

5. Having a short and solid form or stature

  • "A wrestler of compact build"
  • "He was tall and heavyset"
  • "Stocky legs"
  • "A thickset young man"
    synonym:
  • compact
  • ,
  • heavyset
  • ,
  • stocky
  • ,
  • thick
  • ,
  • thickset

6. Hard to pass through because of dense growth

  • "Dense vegetation"
  • "Thick woods"
    synonym:
  • dense
  • ,
  • thick

7. (of darkness) very intense

  • "Thick night"
  • "Thick darkness"
  • "A face in deep shadow"
  • "Deep night"
    synonym:
  • thick
  • ,
  • deep

8. (used informally) associated on close terms

  • "A close friend"
  • "The bartender was chummy with the regular customers"
  • "The two were thick as thieves for months"
    synonym:
  • chummy
  • ,
  • buddy-buddy
  • ,
  • thick(p)

9. (used informally) stupid

    synonym:
  • blockheaded
  • ,
  • boneheaded
  • ,
  • duncical
  • ,
  • duncish
  • ,
  • fatheaded
  • ,
  • loggerheaded
  • ,
  • thick
  • ,
  • thickheaded
  • ,
  • thick-skulled
  • ,
  • wooden-headed

10. Abounding

  • Having a lot of
  • "The top was thick with dust"
    synonym:
  • thick

adverb

1. With a thick consistency

  • "The blood was flowing thick"
    synonym:
  • thickly
  • ,
  • thick

2. In quick succession

  • "Misfortunes come fast and thick"
    synonym:
  • thick
  • ,
  • thickly

Examples of using

Tom is wearing thick glasses.
The jungle was dense and thick.
A thick fog blanketed the city.