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English Dictionary: thick by the DICT Development Group
5 results for thick
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. with a thick consistency; "the blood was flowing thick"
    Synonym(s): thickly, thick
    Antonym(s): thin, thinly
  2. in quick succession; "misfortunes come fast and thick"
    Synonym(s): thick, thickly
  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"
    Antonym(s): thin
  2. having component parts closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"; "a thick forest"; "thick hair"
  3. relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
    Antonym(s): thin
  4. spoken as if with a thick tongue; "the thick speech of a drunkard"; "his words were slurred"
    Synonym(s): 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(s): compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset
  6. hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
    Synonym(s): dense, thick
  7. (of darkness) very intense; "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"
    Synonym(s): 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(s): chummy, buddy-buddy, thick(p)
  9. (used informally) stupid
    Synonym(s): blockheaded, boneheaded, duncical, duncish, fatheaded, loggerheaded, thick, thickheaded, thick-skulled, wooden-headed
  10. abounding; having a lot of; "the top was thick with dust"
  1. the location of something surrounded by other things; "in the midst of the crowd"
    Synonym(s): midst, thick
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thick \Thick\ (th[icr]k), a. [Compar. {Thicker} (-[etil]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[94]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.
            [bd]In a thick, misty day.[b8] --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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thick \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thick \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thick \Thick\ (th[icr]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.
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