• WordNet 3.6
    • n thickness resistance to flow
    • n thickness the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    • n thickness used of a line or mark
    • n thickness indistinct articulation "judging from the thickness of his speech he had been drinking heavily"
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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
    • n Thickness The quality or state of being thick (in any of the senses of the adjective).
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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
    • n thickness In mining, the distance at right angles to the drift or adit measured from the roof or hanging wall to the foot wall in a lode vein or lens.
    • n thickness The state or property of being thick, in any sense; specifically, that dimension of a solid body which is at right angles both to its length and to its breadth; the third or least dimension of a solid.
    • n thickness That which is thick; the thick of anything; the dense, heavy, deep, or solid part.
    • n thickness A fold, layer, or sheet, as of cloth or paper.
    • n thickness In founding, the sand or loam placed temporarily in a mold while it is being prepared for easting. It is afterward removed, and its place is filled with the molten metal.
    • thickness To reduce to a uniform thickness before dressing to shape: said of boards and timber.
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    “Dieters -- People that are thick and tired of it”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “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
    “History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.”
  • John Lennon
    “Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.”


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.
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.)
To be as thick as two bricks - Someone who is as thick as two bricks is really stupid.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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In literature:

I could feel Carlos' eyes upon us, looking out of the thick darkness.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Roll to the thickness of about 1/2 inch, cut with a small cutter.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
Cook until thick, cool, and add one pint of thick cream beaten stiff.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
In dark races, as the negro, the cuticle is very thick and filled with black pigment.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Cook until thick, stirring constantly, and add boiling water or stock, if too thick.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
The sun vanished magically; a close thick gloaming fell out of the clouds.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
It is 4-1/4 inches in diameter and 1-1/4 inches in thickness at the circumference, and less than 1 inch thick at the center.
"Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made" by William H. Holmes
It is thickly populated and remarkable for its fertility; and being hilly is a favourite summer resort of the Milanese.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
They were thick, back in the burnt timber, and were just getting ripe.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
The base of the wall is still quite distinct, and is about 3 feet thick.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various

In poetry:

Now high aloft above the town
The thick clouds gather and break,
A flash, a roar, and rain drives down:
Aghast the young things wake.
"Thunder At Night" by Robert Graves
"O see ye not yon narrow road,
So thick beset with thorns and briers?
That is the path of righteousness,
Tho after it but few enquires.
"Thomas The Rhymer" by Anonymous British
"These nobles lay their spears right thick,
And keep full firm array,
Yet shall my charge their order break,
And make my brethren way."
"The Battle of Sempach" by Sir Walter Scott
They step to time; the march is slow,
In deep, thick columns as they go;
And over all the still, thick air
Falls with a silence everywhere.
"The Quick And Dead" by Alexander Anderson
Out of town the sky was bright and blue,
Never fog-cloud, lowering, thick, was seen to frown;
Nature dons a garb of gayer hue,
Out of town.
"Out of Town" by Amy Levy
I would kiss thy forehead chaste,
And thine eyes so brightly gleaming;
Fold mine arms about thy waist--
Thick with all thy garments seeming.
"Yesternight I Walked Abroad" by Anonymous European

In news:

I have a 3-inch-thick Bible dictionary, and there's about half a page on it.
Sunrise was masked by thick fog that hung shroudlike over the city of Philadelphia on September 11, 1777.
1 pork tenderloin, cubed, about 1/2 thick 1-14 oz.
Mato Grosso means thick forests, and the name was once apt.
It says its use of panels of varying thickness and height reduces the din by as much as 28.
Bob Thick Sarah Krauss, left, portrays Aldonza, and Tess Ammerman plays Antonia in the Off-Broadstreet Theatre production of "Man of La Mancha".
And for a few games at least, heavy jackets, thick gloves, and hot chocolate are recommended.
Competition among hamburger restaurants is as thick as the four-patty Big Island burger that Rich Beaven serves at his Drifter 's Hamburgers in Colorado Springs.
Outside Barbara Holland's little house in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a cold drizzle falls through a thick fog.
) Slice chicken into long, thick strips and salt the meat.
Viscous, tea-colored water rains down in thick cataracts throughout "Dark Water," a thriller that won't leave viewers feeling wrung out so much as in dire need of wringing.
Featured acts include Gladys Knight, New Edition and Robin Thicke.
Too thick and you look like Groucho Max, too thin and your forehead will transform into a fivehead.
Put on slice bagette about 1/4 inch thick.
The mist gets so thick that it rises up and seperates.

In science:

This is typical for stars of the thick disk and we interpret this abrupt change as the transition from the old thin disk to the thick disk.
The evolution of the Milky Way monitored in the solar neighbourhood
The separation of thick disk from old thin disk stars found here is consistent with other studies of the thick disk (cf.
The evolution of the Milky Way monitored in the solar neighbourhood
In the Galactic halo, we might label these the Helmi event, the ω Cen event, the Sgr dwarf event and the “thick disk” event (i.e. the event which gave rise to the thick disk).
Workshop Summary: The Dynamics, Structure and History of Galaxies
Figure 1 shows the experimental geometry and the measured critical temperature Tc,SF of the bilayer SF structures with a superconducting niobium layer of thickness 11nm, close to the coherence length in the thin-film niobium (7 − 8 nm), and different thicknesses dF of a ferromagnetic layer.
Proximity Effect and Spontaneous Vortex Phase in Planar SF-Structures
Thick curves: sketch of suggested AMRs for the Thick and Thin disks.
Summary Talk