thick

[ thik ]
/ θɪk /

adjective, thick·er, thick·est.

adverb, thick·er, thick·est.

noun

the thickest, densest, or most crowded part: in the thick of the fight.

Idioms for thick

    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

before 900; (adj. and adv.) Middle English thikke, Old English thicce; cognate with Dutch dik, German dick; akin to Old Norse thykkr (noun) Middle English, derivative of the adj.

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British Dictionary definitions for thicker

thick
/ (θɪk) /

adjective

adverb

noun

Derived forms of thick

thickish, adjectivethickly, adverb

Word Origin for thick

Old English thicce; related to Old Saxon, Old High German thikki, Old Norse thykkr
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Medicine definitions for thicker

thick
[ thĭk ]

adj.

adv.

In a close, compact state or arrangement; densely.
In a thick manner; deeply or heavily.

n.

The most active or intense part.
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Idioms and Phrases with thicker

thick

In addition to the idioms beginning with thick

  • thick and fast
  • thick and thin
  • thick as thieves
  • thick skin

also see:

  • blood is thicker than water
  • lay it on thick
  • plot thickens
  • through thick and thin
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