thick

When something's thick, it's wide from one side to the other, like a thick piece of French toast or a thick layer of snow on your car.

Thick things are broad or bulky or decidedly not thin — think of the thick slab of ice you need in order to skate safely on a lake. Thick can also mean "dense," like a thick chocolate milkshake, or your sister's thick, curly hair. If the kid who sits beside you in math class sees your test grade and calls you thick, it's not a compliment: she means you're not very smart.

Primary Meanings of thick

1.
adj
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
2.
adjnadv
having component parts closely crowded together
the location of something surrounded by other things
with a thick consistency
3.
adj
spoken as if with a thick tongue
4.
adj
having a short and solid form or stature
5.
adj
(used informally) associated on close terms
6.
adj
(used informally) stupid
Full Definitions of thick
1

adj 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”
Synonyms:
fat
having an (over)abundance of flesh
deep
relatively thick from top to bottom
deep-chested
thick in the chest
fat
having a relatively large diameter
four-ply
having a thickness made up of four layers or strands
heavy
made of fabric having considerable thickness
heavy
of relatively large extent and density
quilted
made of layers of fabric held together by patterned stitching
thickened
made or having become thick
three-ply
having a thickness made up of three layers or strands
two-ply
having a thickness made up of two layers or strands
broad, wide
having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
Antonyms:
thin
of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
lean, thin
lacking excess flesh
bladed
composed of thin flat plates resembling a knife blade
capillary, hairlike
long and slender with a very small internal diameter
compressed, flat
flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
depressed
flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces
cobwebby, diaphanous, filmy, gauze-like, gauzy, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous
so thin as to transmit light
filamentlike, filamentous, filiform, threadlike, thready
thin in diameter; resembling a thread
fine
thin in thickness or diameter
light
very thin and insubstantial
hyperfine
extremely fine or thin, as in a spectral line split into two or more components
paper thin
thin as paper
papery
thin and paperlike
ribbonlike, ribbony
long and thin; resembling a ribbon
sleazy
of cloth; thin and loosely woven
slender
having little width in proportion to the length or height
tenuous
very thin in gauge or diameter
wafer-thin
very thin
narrow
not wide
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2

adj having component parts closely crowded together

thick crowds”
“a thick forest”
thick hair”
Synonyms:
concentrated
gathered together or made less diffuse

adj hard to pass through because of dense growth

thick woods”
Synonyms:
dense
impenetrable
not admitting of penetration or passage into or through

adj relatively dense in consistency

thick cream”
thick soup”
thick smoke”
thick fog”
Synonyms:
clogged, clotted
thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)
coagulable
capable of coagulating and becoming thick
coagulate, coagulated, curdled, grumose, grumous
transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
creamy
thick like cream
dense, heavy, impenetrable
permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
gelatinlike, gelatinous, jellylike
thick like gelatin
ropey, ropy, stringy, thready
forming viscous or glutinous threads
soupy
having the consistency and appearance of soup
syrupy, viscous
having a relatively high resistance to flow
thickened
made thick in consistency
Antonyms:
thin
relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous
tenuous
having thin consistency
rare, rarefied, rarified
having low density
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adj abounding; having a lot of

“the top was thick with dust”
Synonyms:
abundant
present in great quantity

adj (of darkness) very intense

thick night”
thick darkness”
Synonyms:
deep
intense
possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

n the location of something surrounded by other things

Synonyms:
midst
Type of:
inside, interior
the region that is inside of something

adv with a thick consistency

“the blood was flowing thick
Synonyms:
thickly
Antonyms:
thin, thinly
without viscosity

adv in quick succession

“misfortunes come fast and thick
Synonyms:
thickly
3

adj spoken as if with a thick tongue

“the thick speech of a drunkard”
Synonyms:
slurred
unintelligible
poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise
4

adj having a short and solid form or stature

Synonyms:
compact, heavyset, stocky, thickset
little, short
low in stature; not tall
5

adj (used informally) associated on close terms

“the two were thick as thieves for months”
Synonyms:
buddy-buddy, chummy
close
close in relevance or relationship
6

adj (used informally) stupid

Synonyms:
blockheaded, boneheaded, duncical, duncish, fatheaded, loggerheaded, thick-skulled, thickheaded, wooden-headed
stupid
lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

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