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English adjective: thick

1. thick 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


SamplesAn inch thick.
A thick board.
A thick sandwich.
Spread a thick layer of butter.
Thick coating of dust.
Thick warm blankets.


Similardeep, deep-chested, fat, four-ply, heavy, heavy, quilted, thickened, three-ply, two-ply


See alsobroad, fat, wide


Attributethickness


Antonymsthin

2. thick having component parts closely crowded together


SamplesA compact shopping center.
A dense population.
Thick crowds.
A thick forest.
Thick hair.


Similarconcentrated


Antonymsdistributed

3. thick relatively dense in consistency


SamplesThick cream.
Thick soup.
Thick smoke.
Thick fog.


Similarclogged, clotted, coagulable, coagulate, coagulated, creamy, curdled, dense, gelatinlike, gelatinous, grumose, grumous, heavy, impenetrable, jellylike, ropey, ropy, soupy, stringy, syrupy, thickened, thready, viscous


Attributebody, consistence, consistency, eubstance, thickness


Antonymsthin

4. thick spoken as if with a thick tongue


SamplesThe thick speech of a drunkard.
His words were slurred.


Synonymsslurred


Similarunintelligible


Antonymsintelligible

5. thick having a short and solid form or stature


SamplesA wrestler of compact build.
He was tall and heavyset.
Stocky legs.
A thickset young man.


Synonymscompact, heavyset, stocky, thickset


Similarlittle, short


Antonymstall

6. thick hard to pass through because of dense growth


SamplesDense vegetation.
Thick woods.


Synonymsdense


Similarimpenetrable


Antonymspenetrable

7. thick (of darkness) very intense


SamplesThick night.
Thick darkness.
A face in deep shadow.
Deep night.


Synonymsdeep


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

8. thick (used informally) associated on close terms


SamplesA close friend.
The bartender was chummy with the regular customers.
The two were thick as thieves for months.


Synonymsbuddy-buddy, chummy


Similarclose


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsdistant, remote

9. thick (used informally) stupid


Synonymsblockheaded, boneheaded, duncical, duncish, fatheaded, loggerheaded, thick-skulled, thickheaded, wooden-headed


Similarstupid


Antonymssmart

10. thick abounding; having a lot of


SamplesThe top was thick with dust.


Similarabundant


Antonymsscarce


English noun: thick

1. thick (location) the location of something surrounded by other things


SamplesIn the midst of the crowd.


Synonymsmidst


Broader (hypernym)inside, interior


English adverb: thick

1. thick with a thick consistency


SamplesThe blood was flowing thick.


Synonymsthickly


Antonymsthin, thinly

2. thick in quick succession


SamplesMisfortunes come fast and thick.


Synonymsthickly









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