adjective, thick·er, thick·est.
adverb, thick·er, thick·est.
Origin of thick
Examples from the Web for thick
But the people from Valley Stream had such a thick New York accent that was all around me.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His chin rested on the thick plastic collar buckled around his neck.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the highest navigable point of the Congo River, thick jungle creates an impenetrable wall of green around a large island.
Small rooms off its graffiti-covered foyer provide shelter from the thick rain that can unexpectedly, and vengefully, hit.
The Barclays Center where the Duke and Duchess will be seated would have stood in thick of where the pivotal action transpired.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its hind legs were very short, thick like tree-trunks, grotesquely bowed; and its thighs like buttresses.In the Morning of Time|Charles G. D. Roberts
Alone the thick polled alders remain green, and in their shadow the brook is still darker.Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
By the side of the shed where Harry was standing there was a window, thick with dust.The Hero of Garside School|J. Harwood Panting
You see, I've got the thick part of a snail's shell in my tooth and the minute that is out I'll be all right.'The Club at Crow's Corner|James Otis
Later on he awoke to find the sun shining brightly through the thick foliage about him.A Prince of Anahuac|James A. Porter
British Dictionary definitions for thick
- (postpositive) of specific fatnessten centimetres thick
- (in combination)a six-inch-thick wall
- to exaggerate a story, statement, etc
- to flatter excessively
Word Origin for thick
Word Origin and History for thick
Old English þicce "not thin, dense," from Proto-Germanic *theku-, *thekwia- (cf. Old Saxon thikki, Old High German dicchi, German dick, Old Norse þykkr, Old Frisian thikke), from PIE *tegu- "thick" (cf. Gaelic tiugh).
Secondary Old English sense of "close together" is preserved in thickset and proverbial phrase thick as thieves (1833). Meaning "stupid" is first recorded 1590s. Phrase thick and thin is in Chaucer (late 14c.); thick-skinned is attested from 1540s; in figurative sense from c.1600. To be in the thick of some action, etc., "to be at the most intense moment" is from 1680s, from a Middle English noun sense.
Medicine definitions for thick
Idioms and Phrases with thick
In addition to the idioms beginning with thick
- thick and fast
- thick and thin
- thick as thieves
- thick skin
- blood is thicker than water
- lay it on thick
- plot thickens
- through thick and thin