Complete Definition of "thick"

English

Pronunciation
AHD|thÄ­k
IPA|/θɪk/
SAMPA|/TIk/
audio|en-us-thick.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪk|-ɪk

Etymology
Old English þicce

Adjective
en-adj|er

  1. Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension.
  2. measure|Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension.

#:I want some planks that are two inches thick.

  1. Heavy in build; thickset.

#:He had such a thick neck that he had to turn his body to look to the side.

  1. Densely crowded or packed.

#:We walked through thick undergrowth.

  1. Having a viscous consistency

#:My mumâs gravy was thick but at least it moved about.

  1. Abounding in number.

#:The room was thick with reporters.

  1. Impenetrable to sight.

#:We drove through thick fog.

  1. Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated.

#:We had difficulty understanding him with his thick accent.

  1. informal Stupid.

#:He was as thick as two short planks.

  1. informal Friendly or intimate.

#:They were as thick as thieves.

Synonyms
i-c|relatively great in extent from one surface to another
i-c|measuring a certain number of units in this dimension
i-c|heavy in build chunky, solid, stocky, thickset
i-c|densely crowded or packed crowded, dense, packed
i-c|having a viscous consistency glutinous, viscous
i-c|abounding in number overflowing, swarming, teeming
i-c|inpenetrable to sight dense, opaque, solid
i-c|difficult to understand|poorly articulated unclear
i-c|informal: stupid dense, dumb (informal), stupid, thick as pigshit (taboo slang), thick as two short planks (slang)
i-c|friendly|intimate chummy (UK informal), close, close-knit, friendly, pally (informal), intimate, tight-knit

Antonyms
i-c|relatively great in extent from one surface to another slim, thin
i-c|heavy in build slender, slight, slim, svelte, thin
i-c|densely crowded or packed sparse
i-c|having a viscous consistency free-flowing, runny
i-c|abounding in number
i-c|impenetrable to sight thin, transparent
i-c|difficult to understand|poorly articulated clear, lucid
i-c|informal: stupid brainy (informal), intelligent, smart
i-c|friendly|intimate unacquainted

Derived terms
blood is thicker than water
thick and thin
thick-skinned
thicken
thickness

Translations

trans-top|relatively great in extent from one surface to another
Arabic: ARchar|سÙÙÙ (samÄ«k)
Croatian: t-|hr|debeo
Czech: t-|cs|tlustý|m
Dutch: t+|nl|dik, t-|nl|dikke
Finnish: t-|fi|paksu
French: t+|fr|gros|m, t+|fr|grosse|f, t+|fr|épais|m, t+|fr|épaisse|f
German: t+|de|dick
Hebrew: ×¢×× (âaveh)
Hungarian: t+|hu|vastag
Indonesian: t+|id|tebal|xs=Indonesian
Italian: t+|it|spesso|m, t-|it|spessa|f
trans-mid
Japanese: 太ã (ãµã¨ã, futoi) (of tube, etc.), åã (ãã¤ã, atsui) (of book, etc.)
Korean: ëê»ë¤ (dukkeopda)
Kurdish: KUchar|ئÙâستÙÙر
Portuguese: t+|pt|espesso, t+|pt|grosso
Romanian: t-|ro|gros
Russian: t+|ru|ÑолÑÑÑй|trtólstyj|scCyrl
Slovene: t+|sl|debel
Spanish: t+|es|grueso
Swedish: t+|sv|tjock
Telugu:t|te|à°®à°à°¦à°®à±à°¨|sc=Telu(maMdamaina)
Welsh: t-|cy|tew|xs=Welsh
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trans-top|measuring a certain number of units in this dimension
Czech: t-|cs|tlustý|m
Japanese: åã (atsusa)
trans-mid
Portuguese: espesso, grosso
Russian: в ÑолÑÐ¸Ð½Ñ (v tolÅ¡Äinú)
Swedish: t+|sv|tjock
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trans-top|heavy in build
Arabic: ARchar|غÙÙظ IPAchar|(ÄalÄ«Ê)
Czech: t-|cs|tlustý|m
Dutch: dik, dikke, gezet, gezette
German: t+|de|dick
trans-mid
Japanese: 太ã (ãµã¨ã, futoi), åã (ãã¤ã, atsui)
Portuguese: t+|pt|grosso
Russian: t+|ru|ÑолÑÑÑй|trtólstyj|scCyrl
Swedish: t+|sv|tjock, t+|sv|grov
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trans-top|densely crowded or packed
Czech: t+|cs|hustý|m
Dutch: dicht, dichte, dichtopeengepakt, dichtopeengepakte
Japanese: å¯éãã (misshÅ«-shita)
trans-mid
Portuguese: espesso
Swedish: tät, tätt packad
Telugu: t|te|à°¦à°à±à°à°®à±à°¨|sc=Telu (daTTamaina)
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trans-top|having a viscous consistency
Arabic: ARchar|غÙÙظ IPAchar|(ÄalÄ«Ê)
Czech: t+|cs|hustý|m
Dutch: t+|nl|dik, t-|nl|dikke
Finnish: t-|fi|sakea, t-|fi|tiheä
German: t+|de|dick
Hungarian: t+|hu|sűrű
trans-mid
Indonesian: t+|id|kental|xs=Indonesian
Japanese: æ¿ã (ãã, koi)
Kurdish: t+|ku|سÙâخت|sc=KUchar
Portuguese: espesso
Russian: t+|ru|гÑÑÑой|trgustój|scCyrl
Spanish: t-|es|espeso
Swedish: t+|sv|tjock
Telugu: t|te|à°à°¿à°à±à°à°¨à°¿|sc=Telu(cikkani)
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trans-top|abounding in number
Japanese: æ··ãã  (konda)
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|impenetrable to sight
Czech: t+|cs|hustý|m
Dutch: dicht, dichte
Finnish: t+|fi|samea
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¿ã (koi)
Portuguese: espesso, denso
Russian: t+|ru|гÑÑÑой|trgustój|scCyrl
Swedish: tjock, tät
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trans-top|difficult to understand, poorly articulated
Dutch: t+|nl|zwaar, t-|nl|zware
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|informal: stupid
Arabic: ARchar|غÙÙظ IPAchar|(ÄalÄ«Ê)
Dutch: traag van begrip, sloom, slome
trans-mid
Japanese: éã (nibui)
Russian: t+|ru|ÑÑпой|trtupój|scCyrl
Swedish: t+|sv|trög
trans-bottom

trans-top|friendly, intimate
Dutch: t+|nl|dik, t-|nl|dikke
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Adverb
en-adv|er

  1. In a thick manner.

#:Snow lay thick on the ground.

  1. thickly|Thickly.

#:Bread should be sliced thick to make toast.

Translations

trans-top|in a thick manner
Dutch: t+|nl|dik
trans-mid
Japanese: åã (atsuku)
trans-bottom

trans-top|thickly
Dutch: t+|nl|dik
trans-mid
Japanese: åã (atsuku)
Swedish: tjockt
trans-bottom

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. The thickest, or most active or intense part of something

#:It was mayhem in the thick of battle.

Translations

trans-top|most active or intense part of something
Dutch: het vuur van de strijd
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|grosso|m
Russian: гÑÑа (gúšÄa) f
trans-bottom
German: mitten in

Translations to be checked

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ttbc|Breton: fetis, stank#Breton|stank
ttbc|Chinese: åç, å¯ç
ttbc|Estonian: paks, jäme
ttbc|Ido: dika
ttbc|Indonesian: tebal (of solid), kental (of liquid)
ttbc|Interlingua: spisse; dense#Interlingua|dense; crasse#Interlingua|crasse, viscose#Interlingua|viscose (of liquid); grosse (of string)
ttbc|Italian: tonto
ttbc|Spanish: espeso

Derived terms
as thick as thieves
as thick as two short planks
in the thick of
thickset
through thick and thin

Category:1000 English basic words

ar:thick
es:thick
fr:thick
ko:thick
hy:thick
io:thick
id:thick
it:thick
kk:thick
hu:thick
ja:thick
pt:thick
ru:thick
simple:thick
fi:thick
ta:thick
tt:thick
te:thick
vi:thick
tr:thick
zh:thick

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