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Dictionary Definition

thick adj
1 not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets" [ant: thin]
2 closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds" [syn: compact, dense]
3 relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog" [ant: thin]
4 spoken as if with a thick tongue; "the thick speech of a drunkard"; "his words were slurred" [syn: slurred]
5 wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark" [syn: heavy]
6 hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods" [syn: dense]
7 (of darkness) very intense; "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night" [syn: deep]
8 abundant; "a thick head of hair"
9 heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thick middle-aged man"; "a thickset young man" [syn: compact, heavyset, stocky, thickset]
10 (used informally) associated on close terms; "a close friend"; "the bartender was chummy with the regular customers"; "the two were thick as thieves for months" [syn: chummy, buddy-buddy, thick(p)]
12 abundantly covered or filled; "the top was thick with dust" n : the location of something surrounded by other things; "in the midst of the crowd" [syn: midst] adv
1 with a thick consistency; "the blood was flowing thick" [syn: thickly] [ant: thinly]
2 in quick succession; "misfortunes come fast and thick" [syn: thickly]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /θɪk/, /TIk/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪk




en-adj er
  1. Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension.
  2. Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension.
    I want some planks that are two inches thick.
  3. Heavy in build; thickset.
    He had such a thick neck that he had to turn his body to look to the side.
  4. Densely crowded or packed.
    We walked through thick undergrowth.
  5. Having a viscous consistency.
    My mum’s gravy was thick but at least it moved about.
  6. Abounding in number.
    The room was thick with reporters.
  7. Impenetrable to sight.
    We drove through thick fog.
  8. Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated.
    We had difficulty understanding him with his thick accent.
  9. Stupid.
    He was as thick as two short planks.
  10. Friendly or intimate.
    They were as thick as thieves.


relatively great in extent from one surface to another
  • Arabic: سميك
  • Croatian: debeo
  • Czech: tlustý
  • Dutch: dik, dikke
  • Finnish: paksu
  • French: gros, grosse, épais, épaisse
  • German: dick
  • Hebrew: עבה (‘aveh)
  • Hungarian: vastag
  • Indonesian: tebal
  • Italian: spesso, spessa
  • Japanese: 太い (ふとい, futoi) (of tube, etc.), 厚い (あつい, atsui) (of book, etc.)
  • Korean: 두껍다 (dukkeopda)
  • Kurdish:
  • Portuguese: espesso, grosso
  • Romanian: gros
  • Russian: толстый
  • Slovene: debel
  • Spanish: grueso
  • Swedish: tjock
  • Telugu: మందమైన
  • Welsh: tew
measuring a certain number of units in this dimension
heavy in build
densely crowded or packed
having a viscous consistency
  • Arabic: غليظ
  • Czech: hustý
  • Dutch: dik, dikke
  • Finnish: sakea, tiheä
  • German: dick
  • Hungarian: sűrű
  • Indonesian: kental
  • Japanese: 濃い (こい, koi)
  • Kurdish: سه‌خت
  • Portuguese: espesso
  • Russian: густой
  • Spanish: espeso
  • Swedish: tjock
  • Telugu: చిక్కని
abounding in number
impenetrable to sight
difficult to understand, poorly articulated
  • Dutch: zwaar, zware
informal: stupid
friendly, intimate
  • Dutch: dik, dikke


en-adv er
  1. In a thick manner.
    Snow lay thick on the ground.
  2. Thickly.
    Bread should be sliced thick to make toast.


in a thick manner
  • Dutch: dik
  • Japanese: 厚く (atsuku)


  1. The thickest, or most active or intense part of something
    It was mayhem in the thick of battle.


most active or intense part of something
  • Dutch: het vuur van de strijd
  • German: mitten in
  • Italian: folto
  • Portuguese: grosso
  • Russian: гуща (gúšča)

Extensive Definition

Thick can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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