[ US /ˈθɪk/ ]
[ UK /θˈɪk/ ]
  1. in quick succession
    misfortunes come fast and thick
  2. with a thick consistency
    the blood was flowing thick
  1. (used informally) stupid
  2. hard to pass through because of dense growth
    thick woods
    dense vegetation
  3. 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
    thick warm blankets
    spread a thick layer of butter
    thick coating of dust
    a thick board
    an inch thick
    a thick sandwich
  4. (used informally) associated on close terms
    a close friend
    the two were thick as thieves for months
    the bartender was chummy with the regular customers
  5. having a short and solid form or stature
    stocky legs
    a thickset young man
    he was tall and heavyset
    a wrestler of compact build
  6. (of darkness) densely dark
    deep night
    thick night
    a face in deep shadow
    thick darkness
  7. abounding; having a lot of
    the top was thick with dust
  8. having component parts closely crowded together
    thick hair
    thick crowds
    a thick forest
    a dense population
    a compact shopping center
  9. relatively dense in consistency
    thick smoke
    thick cream
    thick fog
    thick soup
  10. spoken as if with a thick tongue
    his words were slurred
    the thick speech of a drunkard
  1. the location of something surrounded by other things
    in the midst of the crowd
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How To Use thick In A Sentence

  • The air had grown thick and smoky.
  • The illness means sufferers' pulmonary arteries have thicker and less elastic walls. The Sun
  • But for the watermark, the thickness of the paper and the missing security thread, the note, reportedly obtained from a private bank, looked like genuine currency for all practical purposes.
  • He plainly demanded to be in the thick of the action all of the time.
  • The language is out of condition: -- fat and fozy, thick-winded, purfled and plethoric. Famous Reviews
  • As many as 30 different species grow, among them Alpine bartsia Bartsia alpina, Alpine bistort Polygonum viviparum, Unalaska fleabane Erigeron humilis and thick-leaved whitlow grass Draba crassifolia. Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland
  • As soon as this began to thicken, Neb carefully removed it with a wooden spatula; this accelerated the evaporation, and at the same time prevented it from contracting an empyreumatic flavor. The Mysterious Island
  • We can look out into fog as thick as cream and be certain it will burn away.
  • He was still very young, especially by Drow standards, but his smile had given way to an expression of restraint, and his little arms and legs had grown long and thick.
  • Other numerous species include the yellowbilled diver Gavia adamsii, whooper swan Cygnus cygnus, lesser whitefronted goose Anser erythropus, slatybacked gull Larus Schistisagus, Kamchatka tern Sterna camtschatica, guillemot Uria aalge, thickbilled guillemot Uria lomvia, pigeon guillemot Cepphus columbs, ancient murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus, horned puffin Fratercula Corniculata and tufted puffin Lunda cirrhata. Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russian Federation
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