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thick

 (thĭk)
adj. thick·er, thick·est
1.
a. Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension; not thin: a thick board.
b. Measuring a specified number of units in this dimension: two inches thick.
2. Heavy in form, build, or stature; thickset: a thick neck.
3. Having component parts in a close, crowded state or arrangement; dense: a thick forest.
4. Having or suggesting a heavy or viscous consistency: thick tomato sauce.
5. Having a great number; abounding: a room thick with flies.
6. Impenetrable by the eyes: a thick fog.
7.
a. Hard to hear or understand, as from being husky or slurred: thick speech.
b. Very noticeable; pronounced: has a thick accent.
8. Informal Lacking mental agility; stupid.
9. Informal Very friendly; intimate: thick friends.
10. Informal Going beyond what is tolerable; excessive.
adv.
1. In a thick manner; deeply or heavily: Seashells lay thick on the beach.
2. In a close, compact state or arrangement; densely: Dozens of braids hung thick from the back of her head.
3. So as to be thick; thickly: Slice the bread thick for the best French toast.
n.
1. The thickest part.
2. The most active or intense part: in the thick of the fighting.
Idiom:
thick and thin
Good and bad times: They remained friends through thick and thin.

[Middle English thicke, from Old English thicce; see tegu- in Indo-European roots.]

thick′ish adj.
thick′ly adv.

thick

(θɪk)
adj
1. of relatively great extent from one surface to the other; fat, broad, or deep: a thick slice of bread.
2.
a. (postpositive) of specific fatness: ten centimetres thick.
b. (in combination): a six-inch-thick wall.
3. having a relatively dense consistency; not transparent: thick soup.
4. abundantly covered or filled: a piano thick with dust.
5. impenetrable; dense: a thick fog.
6. stupid, slow, or insensitive: a thick person.
7. throaty or badly articulated: a voice thick with emotion.
8. (of accents, etc) pronounced
9. informal very friendly (esp in the phrase thick as thieves)
10. a bit thick Brit unfair or excessive
11. a thick ear informal a blow on the ear delivered as punishment, in anger, etc
adv
12. in order to produce something thick: to slice bread thick.
13. profusely; in quick succession (esp in the phrase thick and fast)
14. lay it on thick informal
a. to exaggerate a story, statement, etc
b. to flatter excessively
n
15. a thick piece or part
16. the thick the busiest or most intense part
17. through thick and thin in good times and bad
[Old English thicce; related to Old Saxon, Old High German thikki, Old Norse thykkr]
ˈthickish adj
ˈthickly adv

thick

(θɪk)

adj.andadv. -er, -est,
n. adj.
1. having relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite: a thick slice of bread.
2. measured as specified between opposite surfaces: a board one inch thick.
3. composed of objects close together; dense: a thick fog.
4. filled or covered: thick with dust.
5. not distinctly articulated: thick speech.
6. marked; pronounced: a thick foreign accent.
7. deep or profound: thick darkness.
8. heavy or viscous: a thick syrup.
9. close in friendship; intimate.
10. mentally slow; stupid.
11. disagreeably excessive or exaggerated.
adv.
12. in a thick manner.
13. close together; closely packed: vines grow thick.
14. so as to produce something thick: cheese sliced thick.
n.
15. the densest or most crowded part: in the thick of the fight.
Idioms:
through thick and thin, under favorable and unfavorable conditions; steadfastly.
[before 900; Middle English thikke, Old English thicce, c. Old Saxon thikki, Old High German dicchi; akin to Old Norse thykkr]
thick′ish, adj.
thick′ly, adv.

thick

  • foggy, fog - Foggy first meant "covered with a grass; mossy; boggy," as fog first meant "coarse grass" and evolved to mean "thick, murky" in relation to atmosphere.
  • riley - Has two meanings: thick and turbid, or angry and irritable.
  • baobab tree - Is so thick—up to 30 feet across—that some African tribes hollow them out so families can live inside.
  • thumb - From Old English thuma, "thick, swollen."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thick - the location of something surrounded by other thingsthick - the location of something surrounded by other things; "in the midst of the crowd"
inside, interior - the region that is inside of something
Adj.1.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"
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
broad, wide - having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
2.thick - having component parts closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"; "a thick forest"; "thick hair"
concentrated - gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore"
3.thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
thin - relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous; "air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil"
4.thick - spoken as if with a thick tongue; "the thick speech of a drunkard"; "his words were slurred"
unintelligible - poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise; "unintelligible speech"
5.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"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
6.thick - hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
impenetrable - not admitting of penetration or passage into or through; "an impenetrable fortress"; "impenetrable rain forests"
7.thick - (of darkness) very intense; "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
8.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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
close - close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
9.thick - (used informally) stupidthick - (used informally) stupid    
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
10.thick - abounding; having a lot of; "the top was thick with dust"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"
Adv.1.thick - with a thick consistency; "the blood was flowing thick"
2.thick - in quick succession; "misfortunes come fast and thick"

thick

adjective
1. bulky, broad, big, large, fat, solid, substantial, hefty, plump, sturdy, stout, chunky, stocky, meaty, beefy, thickset He folded his thick arms across his chest.
bulky thin, narrow, slight, slim
2. wide, across, deep, broad, in extent or diameter The folder was two inches thick.
3. luxuriant, heavy, dense, abundant, lush She inherited our father's thick, wavy hair.
4. dense, close, heavy, deep, compact, impenetrable, lush He led the rescuers through the thick undergrowth.
5. heavy, heavyweight, dense, chunky, bulky, woolly She wore a thick tartan skirt.
6. opaque, heavy, dense, impenetrable The smoke was blueish-black and thick.
7. viscous, concentrated, stiff, condensed, clotted, coagulated, gelatinous, semi-solid, viscid The sauce is thick and rich.
viscous clear, thin, weak, diluted, watery, runny
10. strong, marked, broad, decided, rich, distinct, pronounced He answered questions in a thick accent.
strong slight, faint, vague, weak
11. (Informal) stupid, slow, dull, dense, insensitive, dozy (Brit. informal), dopey (informal), moronic, obtuse, brainless, blockheaded, braindead (informal), dumb-ass (informal), thickheaded, dim-witted (informal), slow-witted How could she have been so thick?
stupid bright, sharp, smart, intellectual, clever, intelligent, articulate, brainy, quick-witted
12. (Informal) friendly, close, intimate, familiar, pally (informal), devoted, well in (informal), confidential, inseparable, on good terms, chummy (informal), hand in glove, buddy-buddy (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), palsy-walsy (informal), matey or maty (Brit. informal) You're thick with the girl, aren't you?
friendly distant, hostile, unfriendly, antagonistic
noun
1. middle, centre, heart, focus, core, midst, hub I enjoy being in the thick of things.

thick

adjective
1. Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite:
2. Short, heavy, and solidly built:
3. Having all parts near to each other:
4. Growing profusely:
5. Having a dense or viscous consistency:
6. Informal. Lacking in intelligence:
Slang: dimwitted, dopey.
7. Informal. Very closely associated:
Slang: tight.
Idiom: hand in glove with.
noun
The most intensely active central part:
Translations
ثَخينثَخِيـندامِس، مُظلِمسميكسَميك
tlustýhustýplnýsilnýuprostřed
tyktykhovedettykningfuld afhede
paksusakeasameatiheä
debeogust
vastagsűrűsûrûje
kentaltebal
heimskurmorandiòétturòykkuròykkur, seigfljótandi
厚い濃い
걸쭉한두꺼운
labai dažnainepaisant kliūčiųnepaisant sunkumųstoraistorumas
biežņabiezsbiezumsneaptēstspilns
dikdikkezwaarzware
gęstygrubygrubagrubegęsta
gros
debelgost
tjocktjockttröggrovtät
ข้นหนา
đặc sệtdày

thick

[θɪk]
A. ADJ (thicker (compar) (thickest (superl)))
1. (= not thin) [wall, line, slice, neck] → grueso; [lips] → grueso, carnoso; [waist] → ancho; [sweater] → gordo; [spectacles] → de lente gruesa
a thick layer of snow/dustuna espesa capa de nieve/polvo
a thick layer of potatoes/butteruna capa gruesa de patatas/mantequilla
a tree root as thick as a man's armuna raíz de árbol tan gruesa or gorda como el brazo de un hombre
it's 2 metres thicktiene 2 metros de grosor
a 5 centimetres thick dooruna puerta de 5 centímetros de grosor
to give sb a thick eardar un sopapo a algn
how thick is it?¿qué grosor tiene?, ¿cómo es de grueso?
it's or that's a bit thick (= unreasonable) → eso ya pasa de castaño oscuro
2. (= dense) [beard, eyebrows] → poblado; [carpet, fur] → tupido; [forest] → tupido, poblado; [vegetation, dust] → espeso; [air, atmosphere] → cargado, denso; [smoke, clouds, night] → denso; [fog] → espeso, denso
to have thick hairtener mucho pelo, tener una melena tupida
to be thick with (gen) → estar lleno de
the pavements were thick with peoplelas aceras estaban abarrotadas or llenas de gente
the air was thick with smokeel aire estaba cargado or lleno de humo
the air was thick with rumours (fig) → corrían or circulaban muchos rumores
to be thick on the ground cameramen and interviewers were thick on the groundhabía cámaras y entrevistadores a patadas
3. (= not runny) [yoghurt, sauce] → espeso
if the soup becomes too thick, add more watersi la sopa se pone muy espesa, añada más agua
whisk until thickbátase hasta que se ponga espeso
4. (= stupid) → corto, burro
he's a bit thickes un poco corto or burro
I finally got it into or through his thick headpor fin conseguí que le entrase en esa cabeza hueca
to be as thick as a brick or two short planksser más burro or bruto que un arado
as thick as (pig)shitmás burro or bruto que la hostia
5. (= strong) [accent] → fuerte, marcado
6. (from drink, illness, tiredness) [voice] → pastoso
his voice was thick with emotionsu voz estaba empañada por la emoción or cargada de emoción
his voice was thick with sarcasmsu tono iba cargado de sarcasmo
7. (= very friendly) to be thick (with sb)ser uña y carne (con algn)
to be (as) thick as thievesser uña y carne
8. (= groggy) I woke up with a thick headme desperté con la cabeza embotada
B. ADV (= in a thick layer)
the fog hung thick over the cityuna capa espesa de niebla pendía sobre la ciudad
the dust/snow lay thickhabía una capa espesa de polvo/nieve
slice the bread nice and thickcorte el pan en rebanadas bien gruesas
he spread the butter on thickuntó una capa gruesa de mantequilla
to come/follow thick and fastllegar/sucederse con rapidez
the jokes came thick and fastlos chistes iban surgiendo uno detrás de otro con rapidez
distress calls were coming in thick and fastllovían las llamadas de auxilio
the snow was falling thick and fastnevaba copiosamente or sin parar
to lay it on thick (= exaggerate) → cargar or recargar las tintas
C. N to be in the thick of sth: he likes to be in the thick of it or things or the actionle gusta estar metido en el meollo del asunto or en el ajo
he was in the thick of the fightingestaba en lo más intenso de la lucha
through thick and thinen las duras y en las maduras

thick

[ˈθɪk]
adj
[slice, layer, wall, book, fingers, material, carpet, coat, socks] → épais(se)
it's 20 cm thick → ça a 20 cm d'épaisseur
The walls are one metre thick → Les murs ont un mètre d'épaisseur.
BUT Les murs font un mètre d'épaisseur.
[hair, eyebrows, fur, forest, vegetation] → épais(se); [crowd] → dense
[smoke, fog, cloud] → épais(se)
[cream, sauce, soup, paint, mud] → épais(se)
to be thick with sth
The air was thick with smoke → L'air était chargé d'une épaisse fumée.
The bread was thick with butter → Le pain était couvert d'une épaisse couche de beurre.
The beach was thick with people → La plage était noire de monde.
(= unclear) [voice] (from sore throat, cold, emotion)voilé(e); (from alcohol)pâteux/euse
His voice was thick with emotion → Sa voix était voilée par l'émotion.
(= strong) [accent] → fort(e)
(British) (= stupid) [person] → bête
as thick as two short planks → bête comme ses pieds
n
in the thick of sth → au beau milieu de qch, en plein cœur de qch
to be in the thick of it, to be in the thick of things → être au cœur de l'action
through thick and thin → contre vents et marées
adv
thick and fast
The rumours have been coming thick and fast → Les rumeurs ont fusé de toutes parts.
Distress calls were pouring in thick and fast → Il y avait une avalanche d'appels de détresse.
The blows fell thick and fast → Les coups pleuvaient dru.

thick

adj (+er)
dick; thread, legs, armsdick, stark; lipsdick, voll; a wall three feet thickeine drei Fuß dicke or starke Wand; to give somebody a thick ear (Brit inf) → jdm ein paar hinter die Ohren hauen (inf); you’ll get a thick ear in a minute (Brit inf) → du kriegst gleich ein paar hinter die Ohren! (inf); the shelves were thick with dustauf den Regalen lag dick der Staub; to have a thick headeinen Brummschädel haben (inf), → einen dicken Kopf haben (inf)
hair, fog, smokedick, dicht; forest, hedge, bearddicht; liquid, sauce, syrup etcdick(flüssig); muddick; darknesstief; nightundurchdringlich; crowddicht (gedrängt); airschlecht, dick (inf); (= airless) atmosphereschwer; (= unclear) voiceträge; accentstark, breit; they are thick on the ground (inf)die gibt es wie Sand am Meer (inf); the hedgerows were thick with wild flowersdie Hecken strotzten von wilden Blumen; the streets are thick with people/trafficdie Straßen sind voller Menschen/Verkehr; his voice was thick with a cold/emotion/fear/drinker sprach mit belegter/bewegter/angstvoller Stimme/schwerer Zunge; the air is pretty thick in herehier ist eine Luft zum Schneiden, hier ist sehr schlechte Luft; the air is thick with rumoursGerüchte liegen in der Luft
(Brit inf: = stupid) persondumm, doof (inf); to get something into or through somebody’s thick headetw in jds dicken Schädel bekommen (inf); as thick as a brick or as two (short) planksdumm wie ein Brett (inf), → strohdoof (inf)
(inf: = intimate) they are very thicksie sind dicke Freunde (inf); to be very thick with somebodymit jdm eine dicke Freundschaft haben (inf)
(inf: = much) that’s a bit thick!das ist ein starkes Stück (inf)
n
in the thick of the crowdmitten in der Menge; to be in the thick of the fightingim dicksten Kampfgetümmel stecken; in the thick of itmittendrin; he likes to be in the thick of thingser ist gern bei allem voll dabei; to stick together through thick and thinzusammen durch dick und dünn gehen
(of finger, leg)dickste Stelle; the thick of the calfdie Wade
adv (+er) spread, lie, cutdick; growdicht; the snow lay thickes lag eine dichte Schneedecke; his blows fell thick and fastseine Schläge prasselten nieder; offers of help poured in thick and fastes kam eine Flut von Hilfsangeboten; they are falling thick and fastsie fallen um wie die Fliegen (inf); the jokes came thick and fastdie Witze kamen Schlag auf Schlag; to lay it on thick (inf)(zu) dick auftragen (inf); that’s laying it on a bit thick (inf)das ist ja wohl etwas übertrieben

thick

:
thick-flowing
adjdickflüssig
thickhead
n (inf)Dummkopf m
thickheaded
adj (inf)dumm, doof (inf)
thickheadedness
n (inf)Dummheit f, → Doofheit f (inf)

thick

:
thickset
adjgedrungen; hedgedicht
thick-skinned
adj (lit)dickhäutig; (fig)dickfellig

thick

[θɪk]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (gen) → grosso/a; (wall, layer, line) → spesso/a; (hair) → folto/a; (soup, paint, smoke) → denso/a; (fog, vegetation) → fitto/a; (crowd) → compatto/a; (strong, accent) → marcato/a
it's 20 cm thick → ha uno spessore di 20 cm
the furniture was thick with dust → sui mobili c'era la polvere di mesi
the air was thick with exhaust fumes → l'aria era satura di gas di scarico
the leaves were thick on the ground → sul terreno c'era una spessa coltre di foglie
they're thick as thieves (fig) (fam) → sono amici per la pelle
b. (fam) (stupid) → ottuso/a, lento/a
he's as thick as two short planks (Brit) → è proprio duro di comprendonio
2. adv to spread sth thickspalmare uno spesso strato di qc
to cut sth thick → tagliare qc a fette grosse
thick and fast → senza tregua
to lay it on (a bit) thick (fig) (fam) (exaggerate) → calcare un po' la mano
3. n in the thick of (activity, situation, event) → nel mezzo di
in the thick of battle → nel mezzo della battaglia
he likes to be in the thick of things → gli piace buttarsi nella mischia
through thick and thin → nella buona e nella cattiva sorte

thick

(θik) adjective
1. having a relatively large distance between opposite sides; not thin. a thick book; thick walls; thick glass.
2. having a certain distance between opposite sides. It's two inches thick; a two-inch-thick pane of glass.
3. (of liquids, mixtures etc) containing solid matter; not flowing (easily) when poured. thick soup.
4. made of many single units placed very close together; dense. a thick forest; thick hair.
5. difficult to see through. thick fog.
6. full of, covered with etc. The room was thick with dust; The air was thick with smoke.
7. stupid. Don't be so thick!
noun
the thickest, most crowded or active part. in the thick of the forest; in the thick of the fight.
ˈthickly adverb
ˈthickness noun
ˈthicken verb
to make or become thick or thicker. We'll add some flour to thicken the soup; The fog thickened and we could no longer see the road.
ˌthick-ˈskinned adjective
not easily hurt by criticism or insults. You won't upset her – she's very thick-skinned.
thick and fast
frequently and in large numbers. The bullets/insults were flying thick and fast.
through thick and thin
whatever happens; in spite of all difficulties. They were friends through thick and thin.

thick

ثَخِيـن, سَمِيك hustý, tlustý tyk dick, dickflussig παχύρευστος, παχύς espeso paksu épais, visqueux debeo, gust denso, spesso 厚い, 濃い 걸쭉한, 두꺼운 dik tykk gęsty, gruby grosso густой, толстый tjock ข้น, หนา kalın, yoğun đặc sệt, dày 厚的, 浓的

thick

a. grueso-a; macizo-a; [liquid] espeso-a;
___ airaire viciado, aire contaminado;
___ fluidliquido turbio.

thick

adj (dimension) espeso, grueso; (consistency) espeso
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