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Definition of Thick


  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  9. Intimate; very friendly; familiar.
  10. The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.
  11. A thicket; as, gloomy thicks.
  12. Frequently; fast; quick.
  13. Closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown.
  14. To a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as, land covered thick with manure.
  15. To thicken.

Thick Quotations

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
Meister Eckhart

The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism. - George Jean Nathan
The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
George Jean Nathan

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A lesser complaint: hair extensions. There are moments on 'All My Children' when half the women actors, young and old, seem to be afflicted by android Barbie creep. All those thick swatches of lifeless strands clustering lankly round ladies' necks! Like orange tanning spray, this is a fashion fad that should be put out of its misery.
Camille Paglia

Starting a business isn't for everyone, and it's not what you should do if you aren't sure what else to do. It requires thick skin and the willingness to carry a great deal of stress, sometimes alone. It's more often a life of failure than a life of success, and the majority of successes came after a long road of disappointment, and often shame.
Kathryn Minshew
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Thick Translations

thick in Dutch is dik, gebonden, dicht
thick in German is dicht, dick, dick
thick in Italian is grosso, impermabile
thick in Latin is creber, profundus
thick in Norwegian is tykk
thick in Portuguese is gordo, densamente
thick in Spanish is grueso, denso, espeso
thick in Swedish is tjocka, tjock
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