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thick·ness

 (thĭk′nĭs)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being thick.
2. The dimension between two surfaces of an object, usually the dimension of smallest measure.
3. A layer, sheet, stratum, or ply: Each floor is a single thickness of concrete.

thickness

(ˈθɪknɪs)
n
1. the state or quality of being thick
2. the dimension through an object, as opposed to length or width
3. a layer of something
4. a thick part

thick•ness

(ˈθɪk nɪs)

n.
1. the state or quality of being thick.
2. the measure of the smallest dimension of a solid figure: a board of two-inch thickness.
3. the thick part of something.
4. layer; ply: three thicknesses of cloth.
[before 900]

Thickness

 

See Also: ABUNDANCE

  1. Newspaper … thick as a folded bath towel —W. P. Kinsella
  2. Richly covered … as a hen is with feathers —Anon
  3. Thick … as a brier patch with briers —Ellen Glasgow
  4. Thick as a mist —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  5. Thick as autumnal leaves —John Milton
  6. Thick as blood —Anon

    This is used with many different reference points. To cite two examples from current fiction: “An aroma thick as blood” from Frank Conroy’s Stop-Time and “Automobile traffic thick as blood” from the story, White Gardens, by Mark Helprin.

  7. Thick as elephant trunks —Kay Boyle
  8. Thick as foreign coffee —Sylvia Plath
  9. (The atmosphere of sex is) thick as the dark —John Rechy
  10. (Exudes self-disgust) thick as the smell of a slept-in undershirt —Rosellen Brown
  11. (Fog) thick as night —Gertrude Atherton
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thickness - the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or widththickness - the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
dimension - the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
gauge - the thickness of wire
tenuity, thinness, slenderness - relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width; "the tenuity of a hair"; "the thinness of a rope"
2.thickness - indistinct articulation; "judging from the thickness of his speech he had been drinking heavily"
articulation - the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
3.thickness - used of a line or mark
broadness, wideness - the property of being wide; having great width
4.thickness - resistance to flow
consistency, eubstance, consistence, body - the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
semifluidity - a property midway between a solid and a liquid
creaminess, soupiness - the property of having the thickness of heavy cream
thinness - a consistency of low viscosity; "he disliked the thinness of the soup"

thickness

noun
1. width, depth, breadth, broadness, extent a sheet of glass of negligible thickness
2. density, heaviness, denseness the tumbling thickness of his hair

thickness

noun
The quality, condition, or degree of being thick:
Translations
سَمَاكَةسُمْك، غِلَظ، ثِخَن، كثافَه، غَباء
tloušťkasíla
tykhedtykkelse
paksuus
debljina
vastagság
òykkleiki, òykkt
厚さ
두께
hrúbka
debelina
tjocklek
ความหนา
độ dày

thickness

[ˈθɪknɪs] N
1. (= denseness) [of wall, door, layer] → grosor m, espesor m; [of line, slice, fabric, lens] → grosor m; [of hair] → abundancia f; [of fur, carpet] → lo tupido; [of smoke] → densidad f; [of cream, sauce] → lo espeso
it is 4mm in thicknesstiene 4 milímetros de grosor
2. (= layer) → capa f
three thicknesses of materialtres capas de tela

thickness

[ˈθɪknɪs] n
(= width) [layer, slice, wood] → épaisseur f; [wire] → grosseur f
(= layer) → couche f

thickness

n
Dicke f; (of wall, thread, legs, arms also)Stärke f; the thickness of his lipsseine dicken or wulstigen Lippen; it is sold in three different thicknesseses wird in drei verschiedenen Dicken or Stärken verkauft
(of hair, fog, smoke)Dicke f; (of forest, hedge, beard)Dichte f; (of liquid, sauce, syrup etc)Dickflüssigkeit f; (of accent)Stärke f; the thickness of his voice (through cold) → seine belegte Stimme; (through drink) → seine schwere Zunge; (through emotion) → seine bewegte Stimme; (through fear) → seine bebende Stimme
(= layer)Lage f, → Schicht f

thickness

[ˈθɪknɪs] n (gen) → spessore m; (of fog) → densità f inv; (of hair) → foltezza

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.

thickness

سَمَاكَة tloušťka tykkelse Dicke πάχος grosor paksuus épaisseur debljina spessore 厚さ 두께 dikte tykkelse grubość espessura толщина tjocklek ความหนา kalınlık độ dày 厚度

thick·ness

n. espesor, densidad; consistencia.

thickness

n (dimension) espesor m, grosor m; (consistency) espesor m, densidad f
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His dark, wrinkled countenance was in singular and wild contrast with the long white locks which floated on his shoulders, in such thickness, as to announce that generations had probably passed away since they had last been shorn.
He had broken a thickness of ice, the formation of many a winter; had had his reasons for a long silence.
The whale line is only two thirds of an inch in thickness.
That blubber is something of the consistence of firm, close-grained beef, but tougher, more elastic and compact, and ranges from eight or ten to twelve and fifteen inches in thickness.
James laughed at this; but there was a thickness in his voice when he said, "You have been my best friend except my mother; I hope you won't forget me.
already I shudder for these comparatively degenerate days of my native village, when you cannot collect a load of bark of good thickness, and we no longer produce tar and turpentine.
Those banks of beautiful ladies, shining in their barbaric splendors, would see a knight sprawl from his horse in the lists with a lance- shaft the thickness of your ankle clean through him and the blood spouting, and instead of fainting they would clap their hands and crowd each other for a better view; only sometimes one would dive into her handkerchief, and look ostentatiously broken-hearted, and then you could lay two to one that there was a scandal there somewhere and she was afraid the public hadn't found it out.
The limbs near the ground were nearly the thickness of a barrel.
Hemmed in here by the massive thickness of walls and arches, the storm within the fortress and without was only audible to them in a dull, subdued way, as if the noise out of which they had come had almost destroyed their sense of hearing.
But in other parts, the great thickness of the walls and the vaulted roofs of the apartments, resisted the progress of the flames, and there the rage of man still triumphed, as the scarce more dreadful element held mastery elsewhere; for the besiegers pursued the defenders of the castle from chamber to chamber, and satiated in their blood the vengeance which had long animated them against the soldiers of the tyrant Front-de-B
I desired he would order several sticks of two feet high, and the thickness of an ordinary cane, to be brought me; whereupon his majesty commanded the master of his woods to give directions accordingly; and the next morning six woodmen arrived with as many carriages, drawn by eight horses to each.
To any one understanding the architecture of the edifice, the Persian's action would seem to indicate that Erik's mysterious house had been built in the double case, formed of a thick wall constructed as an embankment or dam, then of a brick wall, a tremendous layer of cement and another wall several yards in thickness.