thick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj thick abounding; having a lot of "the top was thick with dust"
    • adj thick (used informally) stupid
    • adj thick (used informally) associated on close terms "a close friend","the bartender was chummy with the regular customers","the two were thick as thieves for months"
    • adj thick having component parts closely crowded together "a compact shopping center","a dense population","thick crowds","a thick forest","thick hair"
    • adj thick spoken as if with a thick tongue "the thick speech of a drunkard","his words were slurred"
    • adj thick (of darkness) very intense "thick night","thick darkness","a face in deep shadow","deep night"
    • adj thick hard to pass through because of dense growth "dense vegetation","thick woods"
    • adj thick having a short and solid form or stature "a wrestler of compact build","he was tall and heavyset","stocky legs","a thickset young man"
    • adj 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 "an inch thick","a thick board","a thick sandwich","spread a thick layer of butter","thick coating of dust","thick warm blankets"
    • adj thick relatively dense in consistency "thick cream","thick soup","thick smoke","thick fog"
    • adv thick in quick succession "misfortunes come fast and thick"
    • adv thick with a thick consistency "the blood was flowing thick"
    • n thick the location of something surrounded by other things "in the midst of the crowd"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet
    • Thick A thicket; as, gloomy thicks . "Through the thick they heard one rudely rush.""He through a little window cast his sight
      Through thick of bars, that gave a scanty light."
      "Through thick and thin she followed him.""He became the panegyrist, through thick and thin , of a military frenzy."
    • Thick Abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick succession; frequently recurring. "The people were gathered thick together.""Black was the forest; thick with beech it stood."
    • Thick Closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown.
    • Thick Deep; profound; as, thick sleep.
    • Thick Dense; not thin; inspissated; as, thick vapors. Also used figuratively; as, thick darkness. "Make the gruel thick and slab."
    • Thick Dull; not quick; as, thick of fearing. "His dimensions to any thick sight were invincible."
    • Thick Frequently; fast; quick.
    • Thick Having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; not thin or slender; as, a thick plank; thick cloth; thick paper; thick neck.
    • Thick Intimate; very friendly; familiar. "We have been thick ever since."
    • Thick Measuring in the third dimension other than length and breadth, or in general dimension other than length; -- said of a solid body; as, a timber seven inches thick . "Were it as thick as is a branched oak.""My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins."
    • Thick Not having due distinction of syllables, or good articulation; indistinct; as, a thick utterance.
    • Thick Not transparent or clear; hence, turbid, muddy, or misty; as, the water of a river is apt to be thick after a rain. "In a thick , misty day."
    • Thick The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest. "In the thick of the dust and smoke."
    • Thick To a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as, land covered thick with manure.
    • v. t. & i Thick To thicken. "The nightmare Life-in-death was she,
      Who thicks man's blood with cold."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram
    • thick Having relatively great extent or depth from one surface to its opposite; being relatively of great depth, or extent from side to side: opposed to thin.
    • thick Having (a specified) measurement in a direction perpendicular to that of the length and breadth; measuring (so much) between opposite surfaces: as, a board one inch thick.
    • thick Having numerous separate parts or individuals set or occurring close together; dense; compactly arranged.
    • thick Having relatively great consistency; also, containing much solid matter in suspension or solution; approaching the consistency of a solid; inspissated: as, thick cream; thick paste; often of liquids, turbid; muddy; cloudy.
    • thick Heavy; profound; intense; extreme; great.
    • thick Obscure; not clear; especially, laden with clouds or vapor; misty; foggy: noting the atmosphere, the weather, etc.
    • thick Mentally dull; stupid: devoid of intelligence: as, to have a thick head.
    • thick Mentally clouded; befogged; slow, weak, or defective in sense-perception, sometimes in moral perception: as, to be thick of sight, hearing, etc.: said of persons or of the organs of sense.
    • thick Indistinct in utterance; inarticulate; not clear.
    • thick Abounding; filled; plentifully supplied: followed by with (formerly of or for).
    • thick Numerous; plentiful; frequent; crowded.
    • thick Being of a specified number; numbering.
    • thick Close in friendship; intimate.
    • n thick The thickest part of anything. That part which is of longest measurement across or through; the bulkiest part.
    • n thick The densest or most crowded part; the place of greatest resort or abundance.
    • n thick The spot of greatest intensity or activity.
    • n thick The time when anything is thickest.
    • n thick A thicket; a coppice.
    • n thick A stupid person; a dullard; a blockhead; a numskull.
    • thick In a thick manner, in any sense.
    • thick To make thick; thicken. To make close, dense, or compact; specifically, to make compact by fulling.
    • thick To increase in depth or girth; swell the proportions of (a solid body); fatten.
    • thick To give firmer consistency to; inspissate.
    • thick To make obscure or dark; hence, to hide; conceal.
    • thick To become thick.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cows do not have any upper front teeth. Instead they have a thick pad on the top jaw
    • adj Thick thik dense: imperfectly mobile: compact: not transparent or clear: misty: dull, mentally clouded: crowded: closely set: abundant: frequent, in quick succession: having great depth or circumference:
    • n Thick the thickest part of anything: a stupid person
    • adv Thick closely: frequently: fast: to a great depth
    • v.i Thick to become thick or obscure: to crowd or press
    • n Thick thik (Spens.) a thicket
    • v.i Thick (Spens.) to grow dense
    • adj Thick thik (coll.) in fast friendship
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Quotations

  • Konrad Adenauer
    Konrad Adenauer
    “A thick skin is a gift from God.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Dieters -- People that are thick and tired of it”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.”
  • Fulton John Sheen
    Fulton John Sheen
    “Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.”
  • John Lennon
    John%20Lennon
    “Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.”

Idioms

Lay it on thick - If someone lays it on thick, they make an emotion or experience seem more important or serious than it really is.
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Pile it on thick - To pile it on thick is to exaggerate or overstate something, usually flattery or praise. ('Lay it on thick' is also used.)
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To be as thick as two bricks - Someone who is as thick as two bricks is really stupid.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. thicke, AS. þicce,; akin to D. dik, OS. thikki, OHG. dicchi, thick, dense, G. dick, thick, Icel. þykkr, þjökkr, and probably to Gael. & Ir. tiugh,. Cf. Tight
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thicce; cog. with Ger. dick.

Usage

In literature:

The black expanse of country became more thickly studded with lights.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
Select the squashes that are long and thin: wash them cut them in little strips less than half an inch thick.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
He has a short, thick neck, the hair thick and brittle.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The thick clouds brought up by the gale increased the gathering gloom.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Cover with thick curds of milk.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Their hair fell down their backs in two thick braids.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Have the puree as thick as possible, return to the saucepan.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
If too thick, add water.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Slone tied both horses with long halters and stationed them on patches of thick grass.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
The =pileus= is smooth, quite thick and firm, convex to expanded.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Cook over hot water, stirring frequently until thick.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
The number of leaves it is advisable to put into a section will depend on the thickness of the paper and the size and thickness of the book.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
On the contrary, I am rather bony, but I wear thick, wadded little trousers, a thick, wadded vest, and a thick wadded coat.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
The wood was very thickly grown.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The glaciers which shaped Rocky Mountain's big canyons had enormous size and thickness.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
Shells then went at it thick and fast, shrieking one after the other overhead.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Oftentimes the stomach and intestines are red, have thick walls, and contain blood.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The evening before his departure he and Jose had sat again in the thick shadows of the old wall.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
This may be easily found between the ventricles, as they differ in thickness.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Boil good sugar for ten minutes in ale or beer, leaving it about as thick as honey.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
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In poetry:

"Through the thick bushes
And the grass comes she
With a heartload of longing
And love for me.
"The Beacon" by Robert Graves
The glint of a thick thorn coppice
Greenly girdling all,
And the glow of the scarlet poppies
Under the cottage wall!
"Poppies At Monasteraven" by Clinton Scollard
Cover him, cover him soon!
And with thick-set
Masses of memoried flowers-
Hide that red wet
Thing I must somehow forget.
"To His Love" by Ivor Gurney
It was a thick November haze
Accompanied by frost,
And Dan, in steerin’ ‘crost the sound,
He got his bearin’s lost.
"The Tearful Tale Of Captain Dan" by Ellis Parker Butler
Behind a rock stood Gondoline,
Thick weeds her face did veil,
And she lean'd fearful forwarder,
To hear the dreadful tale.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
And leaping curses smite the air,
And shouts come thick and fast,
As on they rush upon the band
Still faithful to the last.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

The Thick Blue Wall , Part 2.
INTERVIEWS Hear Your Youth's Explosive 'Thick Gold ( Bodied )'.
Tasty chunks of chicken, thick noodles, carrots, and celery in a hearty homemade broth.
A thick, gray sky hung over south-central New York State this dead winter's day in early 1864.
My hair is too thick and unruly.
Each and cut about 1-inch thick).
The Cost of Cutting Thick Material.
My brows were still there, thick and dark, but something was different.
On a warm November day two years ago, a gold, '80s-model Mercedes sedan sped down Northern Avenue, jockeying through the thick lunchtime traffic.
A thick carpet of gold greeted my husband and me when we arrived at our cabin Saturday afternoon.
8 trimmed medium-thick asparagus spears.
1 zucchini, halved horizontally, each half cut into ½-inch-thick wedges.
Makes two to three 12-inch flatbreads , depending on the thickness (the thinner, the crustier).
Plywood panels are available in 3/16-inch, ½-inch and ¾-inch thicknesses.
Thick, heavy oil floats in the water of Chandeleur Sound, about 40 miles northeast of Venice, La.
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In science:

We study the stability of general relativistic static thick disks, as an application we consider the thick disk generated by applying the “displace, cut, fill and reflect” method, usually known as the image method, to the Schwarzschild metric in isotropic coordinates.
Stability of general relativistic static thick disks: the isotropic Schwarzschild thick disk
The isotropic Schwarzschild thick disk obtained from this method is the simplest model to describe, in the context of General Relativity, real thick galaxies.
Stability of general relativistic static thick disks: the isotropic Schwarzschild thick disk
III, we present the thick disk considered for the analysis, i.e. the isotropic Schwarzschild thick disk.
Stability of general relativistic static thick disks: the isotropic Schwarzschild thick disk
The Ekman layer thickness decreases as e−κY dE , where dE is the thickness without stratification and κY is the compressibility of the fluid.
Transitions between turbulent and laminar superfluid vorticity states in the outer core of a neutron star
Thus, these Floer homology groups depend on this choice of a distinguished thick edge on the singular knot; i.e. the resulting group is an invariant of the singular knot equipped with a thick edge.
Floer homology and singular knots
Then bXg is thick of order at most 1 and the collection L of all bXg for g ∈ Csep (S) is uniformly thick.
Coarse and synthetic Weil-Petersson geometry: quasi-flats, geodesics, and relative hyperbolicity
We can also refer to the data of Noh’s group where the “critical thickness for ferroelectricity” and “the critical thickness for memory” are found to be quite different.
Comment on ``Elastic Stabilization of a Single-Domain Ferroelectric State in Nanoscale Capacitors and Tunnel Junctions" [N.A. Pertsev and H. Kohlstedt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 257603 (2007).]
A ghost in thick(k) is a map between kG-modules in thick(k) that induces the trivial map in Tate cohomology.
Freyd's generating hypothesis with almost split sequences
Assume that T is simple and thick and has a thick stable representation (that is r : T → T ′ where T ′ is stable and thick).
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
Consider a system of two thick slabs of respective thicknesses L1 and L2 separated by a distance l and the region between them occupied by a dielectric medium of dielectric constant ǫ0 – a vacuum or air, for example.
The effects of dielectric disorder on van der Waals interactions in slab geometries
HE also depends on magnetization M and thickness tF of the ferromagnetic layer, the anisotropic factor KAF and thickness tAF of the antiferromagnetic layer.
Multiferroicity, The coupling between magnetic and polarization
The worsening covering performance can always be seen from two opposite viewpoints: either as a loss of efficiency (i.e., an increase in thickness) for the same covering fraction, or a decrease in covering fraction for the same thickness.
Cover art: issues in the metric-guided and metric-less placement of random and stochastic template banks
Right: reduction in covering fraction (for a fixed thickness) or increase in thickness (for a fixed covering fraction) for the dilation– contraction of the left panel, shown here also for a d = 2 cubic covering.
Cover art: issues in the metric-guided and metric-less placement of random and stochastic template banks
The thickness of such coverings is slightly worse than the thickness of the constant-γ coverings that yield the same average α (see Table VII).
Cover art: issues in the metric-guided and metric-less placement of random and stochastic template banks
For our application, the 0.5-mm layer thickness is close to ideal, but with improved light collection, perfected assembly procedures, and strict mechanical tolerance specifications, one could aim for a factor of 2 reduction in layer thickness.
A Tungsten / Scintillating Fiber Electromagnetic Calorimeter Prototype for a High-Rate Muon g-2 Experiment
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