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Definition of "thick" []

  • Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension; not thin: a thick board. (adjective)
  • Measuring a specified number of units in this dimension: two inches thick. (adjective)
  • Heavy in form, build, or stature; thickset: a thick neck. (adjective)
  • Having component parts in a close, crowded state or arrangement; dense: a thick forest. (adjective)
  • Having or suggesting a heavy or viscous consistency: thick tomato sauce. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thick" in a sentence
  • "Make the bed by arranging the branches shingle-like in _very_ thick overlapping rows, convex side up, directly on the ground with _thick end_ of stems _toward_ the _foot_."
  • "Her heart was touched; and once that happened nothing could exceed her capacity for sticking through what she called thick and thin to her guns."
  • "His Highness (who is very short and what one calls thick-set) was accompanied by a secretary, a _chasseur, _ a valet, two postilions, two grooms, and four horses."