- having relatively great extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thin: a thick slice.
- measured, as specified, between opposite surfaces, from top to bottom, or in a direction perpendicular to that of the length and breadth; (of a solid having three general dimensions) measured across its smallest dimension: a board one inch thick.
- composed of or containing objects, particles, etc., close together; dense: a thick fog; a thick forest.
- filled, covered, or abounding (usually followed by with): tables thick with dust.
- husky or hoarse; not distinctly articulated: The patient's speech is still quite thick.
- markedly so (as specified): a thick German accent.
- deep or profound: thick darkness.
- (of a liquid) heavy or viscous: a thick syrup.
- Informal. close in friendship; intimate.
- mentally slow; stupid; dull.
- disagreeably excessive or exaggerated: They thought it a bit thick when he called himself a genius.
- in a thick manner.
- close together; closely packed: The roses grew thick along the path.
- in a manner to produce something thick: Slice the cheese thick.
- the thickest, densest, or most crowded part: in the thick of the fight.
- lay it on thick, Informal. to praise excessively; flatter: He's laying it on thick because he wants you to do him a favor.
- through thick and thin, under favorable and unfavorable conditions; steadfastly: We have been friends for 20 years, through thick and thin.
Origin of thick
Synonyms for thick
Related Words for thickerheavy, wide, broad, hard, fat, chunky, massive, impenetrable, opaque, stiff, deep, gooey, syrupy, tight, abundant, dense, full, dull, muddy, soupy
Examples from the Web for thicker
Contemporary Examples of thicker
“The whole ordeal gave me a thicker skin,” she said, reflecting on the incident.Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix
November 25, 2014
In response, hard-pressed Americans now favor a thicker social insurance net.Robots Undercut the Case for More Immigrants
February 4, 2014
The thicker, clunkier ones can make typing rather uncomfortable.How to Find the Best Fitness Tracker for You
November 20, 2013
I would like to say that I have thicker skin than those people.Constructive Criticism: Reviewing the Idea of Reviewing
May 20, 2013
The Midwest boasts easily accessible deposits of coal that tend to be thicker than the more depleted eastern coal fields.Coal Still Isn't Dead
May 6, 2013
Historical Examples of thicker
If intended for poultry, the slips of bacon should not be thicker than a straw.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
Late I am this fair day all along with my beard, that was thicker than a hedgehog's.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
Minestra is a thick broth, very much like hotch-potch, only thicker.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
You won't find a merchantman if you go in thicker fields—you know that.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
You are going where redcoats are thicker than mosquitoes, and that is saying a good deal.The Dare Boys of 1776
Stephen Angus Cox
- of relatively great extent from one surface to the other; fat, broad, or deepa thick slice of bread
- (postpositive)of specific fatnessten centimetres thick
- (in combination)a six-inch-thick wall
- having a relatively dense consistency; not transparentthick soup
- abundantly covered or filleda piano thick with dust
- impenetrable; densea thick fog
- stupid, slow, or insensitivea thick person
- throaty or badly articulateda voice thick with emotion
- (of accents, etc) pronounced
- informal very friendly (esp in the phrase thick as thieves)
- a bit thick British unfair or excessive
- a thick ear informal a blow on the ear delivered as punishment, in anger, etc
- in order to produce something thickto slice bread thick
- profusely; in quick succession (esp in the phrase thick and fast)
- lay it on thick informal
- to exaggerate a story, statement, etc
- to flatter excessively
- a thick piece or part
- the thick the busiest or most intense part
- through thick and thin in good times and bad
Word Origin for thick
Word Origin and History for thicker
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.
- Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension; not thin.
- Measuring a specified number of units in this dimension.
- Heavy in form, build, or stature; thickset.
- Having component parts in a close, crowded state or arrangement; dense.
- Having or suggesting a heavy or viscous consistency.
- Having a great number; abounding.
- Impenetrable by the eyes.
- Not easy to hear or understand; indistinctly articulated.
- Noticeably affecting sound; conspicuous.
- Producing indistinctly articulated sounds.
- In a close, compact state or arrangement; densely.
- In a thick manner; deeply or heavily.
- The most active or intense part.
Idioms and Phrases with thicker
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