thickset

[ adjective thik-set; noun thik-set ]
/ adjective ˈθɪkˈsɛt; noun ˈθɪkˌsɛt /

adjective

set thickly or in close arrangement; dense: a thickset hedge.
studded, or furnished thickly; closely packed: a sky thickset with stars.
heavily or solidly built; stocky: a thickset young man.

noun

a thicket.

Nearby words

  1. thickleaf,
  2. thickly,
  3. thickness,
  4. thickness piece,
  5. thicko,
  6. thief,
  7. thief ant,
  8. thief in the night, like a,
  9. thief, thieves,
  10. thiemia

Origin of thickset

1325–75; Middle English thikke sette. See thick (adv.), set

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British Dictionary definitions for thickset

thickset

/ (ˌθɪkˈsɛt) /

adjective

stocky in build; sturdy
densely planted or placed

noun

a rare word for thicket
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Word Origin and History for thickset

thickset

adj.

mid-14c., thikke sette "with parts or things set close together" (of grass on a sward, etc.), from thick + set (v.). Meaning "stocky, strong and square-built" is recorded from 1724.

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