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.
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.
Idioms about thick
- thickish, adjective
- thickly, adverb
- o·ver·thick, adjective
- o·ver·thick·ly, adverb
- o·ver·thick·ness, noun
- su·per·thick, adjective
- un·thick, adjective
- un·thick·ly, adverb
- un·thick·ness, noun
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How to use thick in a sentence
This involves “finding out who has the thickest skin to take on Democrats in the fall,” he says.
Slipping the cable once more, the lifeboat gallantly dashed into the thickest of the fight, and soon got within hail of the wreck.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
They are generally thickest in the middle, while their teeth are of various degrees of fineness and of different forms.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
I hastily seized the earthen vessel, and crawled with it into the thickest of the underwood ere I ventured to open and examine it.Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
So the Tin Woodman took a path that led through the thickest part of the forest, and they followed it for some time.The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
Man's passions at first are like a cobweb's thread, at last become like the thickest cable.
British Dictionary definitions for thick
of relatively great extent from one surface to the other; fat, broad, or deep: a thick slice of bread
(postpositive) of specific fatness: ten centimetres thick
(in combination): a six-inch-thick wall
having a relatively dense consistency; not transparent: thick soup
abundantly covered or filled: a piano thick with dust
impenetrable; dense: a thick fog
stupid, slow, or insensitive: a thick person
throaty or badly articulated: a 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 thick: to 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
- thickish, adjective
- thickly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other 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
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