Thick meaning

thĭk
Going beyond what is tolerable; excessive.
adjective
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Thick is defined as deeply, heavily or closely together.

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.

adverb
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Impenetrable by the eyes.

A thick fog.

adjective
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Lacking mental agility; stupid.
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Very friendly; intimate.

Thick friends.

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In a close, compact state or arrangement; densely.

Dozens of braids hung thick from the back of her head.

adverb
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So as to be thick; thickly.

Slice the bread thick for the best French toast.

adverb
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The thickest part.
noun
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The most active or intense part.

In the thick of the fighting.

noun
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Having relatively great depth; of considerable extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thin.

A thick board.

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Having relatively large diameter in relation to length.

A thick pipe.

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As measured in the third dimension or between opposite surfaces.

A wall six inches thick.

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Having the constituent elements abundant and close together.
  • 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.
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Impenetrably dark, dismal, or obscure.

The thick shadows of night.

adjective
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Slow to understand; stupid.
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Close in friendly association; intimate.
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Too much to be tolerated; excessive.
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In a thick way.
adverb
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The thickest part or the period of greatest activity.

In the thick of the fight.

noun
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The definition of thick is great depth or dense.

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.

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Heavy in form, build, or stature; thickset.

A thick neck.

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Having or suggesting a heavy or viscous consistency.

Thick tomato sauce.

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Having a great number; abounding.

A room thick with flies.

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In a thick manner; deeply or heavily.

Seashells lay thick on the beach.

adverb
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Having component parts in a close, crowded state or arrangement; dense.

A thick forest.

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thick and thin
  • Good and bad times:.
    They remained friends through thick and thin.
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thick as thieves
  • Intimately associated.
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through thick and thin
  • In good times and bad times; in every eventuality.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

through thick and thin

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