Thick

Definition of Thick

Pronunciation: thĭk
a.1.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.
- Chaucer.
My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.
- 1 Kings xii. 10.
2.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.
3.Dense; not thin; inspissated; as, thick vapors. Also used figuratively; as, thick darkness.
Make the gruel thick and slab.
- Shak.
4.Not transparent or clear; hence, turbid, muddy, or misty; as, the water of a river is apt to be thick after a rain.
5.Abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick succession; frequently recurring.
The people were gathered thick together.
- Luke xi. 29.
Black was the forest; thick with beech it stood.
- Dryden.
6.Not having due distinction of syllables, or good articulation; indistinct; as, a thick utterance.
7.Deep; profound; as, thick sleep.
8.Dull; not quick; as, thick of fearing.
His dimensions to any thick sight were invincible.
- Shak.
9.Intimate; very friendly; familiar.
We have been thick ever since.
- T. Hughes.
Thick register
(Phon.) See the Note under Register, n., 7.
Thick stuff
(Naut.) all plank that is more than four inches thick and less than twelve.
- J. Knowles.
n.1.The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.
In the thick of the dust and smoke.
- Knolles.
2.A thicket; as, gloomy thicks.
Through the thick they heard one rudely rush.
- Spenser.
He through a little window cast his sight
Through thick of bars, that gave a scanty light.
- Dryden.
Thick-and-thin block
(Naut.) a fiddle block. See under Fiddle.
Through thick and thin
through all obstacles and difficulties, both great and small.
Through thick and thin she followed him.
- Hudibras.
adv.1.Frequently; fast; quick.
2.Closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown.
3.To a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as, land covered thick with manure.
Thick and threefold
in quick succession, or in great numbers.
- L'Estrange.
v. t. & i.1.To thicken.
The nightmare Life-in-death was she,
Who thicks man's blood with cold.
- Coleridge.

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