adjective, thick·er, thick·est.
adverb, thick·er, thick·est.
Origin of thick
Examples from the Web for thickest
This involves “finding out who has the thickest skin to take on Democrats in the fall,” he says.
The thickest layer of ozokerite found is about eighteen inches, and this layer or pocket was a great curiosity.
He fell in the thickest of the fight, and thou hast lost a noble sire and I a brave soldier.The Winning of the Golden Spurs|Percy F. Westerman
It inhabits the woods during the summer, and conceals itself in the thickest bushes or the old trunks of trees.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
British Dictionary definitions for thickest
- (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 thickest
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 thickest
Idioms and Phrases with thickest
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