What is the meaning of thick?


  • The location of something surrounded by other things.
    • usage: "in the midst of the crowd"


  • 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.
    • usage: "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets"
  • Having component parts closely crowded together.
    • usage: "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"; "a thick forest"; "thick hair"
  • Relatively dense in consistency.
    • usage: "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
  • Spoken as if with a thick tongue.
    • usage: "the thick speech of a drunkard"; "his words were slurred"
  • Having a short and solid form or stature.
    • usage: "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man"
  • Hard to pass through because of dense growth.
    • usage: "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
  • Of darkness. ( very intense)
    • usage: "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"
  • Used informally. ( associated on close terms)
    • usage: "a close friend"; "the bartender was chummy with the regular customers"; "the two were thick as thieves for months"
  • Used informally. ( stupid)
  • Abounding; having a lot of.
    • usage: "the top was thick with dust"


  • With a thick consistency.
    • usage: "the blood was flowing thick"
  • In quick succession.
    • usage: "misfortunes come fast and thick"
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APAWordNet. (2010). thick. Retrieved August 20, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/thick/definitions/1185284
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