In the thick of the fight.
- Marked by profuse, close growth; luxuriant.thick hair, thick woods.
- Great in number and packed closely together.A thick crowd.
- Having much body; not thin in consistency; viscous.thick soup.
- Dense and heavy.thick smoke, a thick snowfall.
- Filled with smoke, fog, or other vapors.
- Covered to a considerable depth.Roads thick with mud.
- Sprinkled or studded profusely.A sky thick with stars.
A thick neck.
A thick forest.
Thick tomato sauce.
A room thick with flies.
Seashells lay thick on the beach.
Dozens of braids hung thick from the back of her head.
Slice the bread thick for the best French toast.
In the thick of the fighting.
A thick board.
A thick pipe.
A wall six inches thick.
The thick shadows of night.
A thick fog.
An example of thick used as an adverb is the phrase "frosting laid thick on a cake" which means a cake with lots of frosting on it.
An example of thick used as an adjective is the phrase a thick steak which means a steak which is over one inch in depth.
A thick board.
Two inches thick.
Has a thick accent.
A thick voice, thick speech.
Speaking with a thick brogue.
- Good and bad times:They remained friends through thick and thin.
- intimately associated
- in good times and bad times; in every eventuality
Other Word Forms
Origin of thick
- Middle English thicke from Old English thicce tegu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition