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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
References in classic literature ?
With the mind thus impressed, let any one examine beds of conglomerate many thousand feet in thickness, which, though probably formed at a quicker rate than many other deposits, yet, from being formed of worn and rounded pebbles, each of which bears the stamp of time, are good to show how slowly the mass has been accumulated.
But in the round keep, a shape only seen in the most ancient castles the chambers excavated in the thickness of the walls and buttresses the difficulty by which access is gained from one story to those above it, Coningsburgh still retains the simplicity of its origin, and shows by what slow degrees man proceeded from occupying such rude and inconvenient lodgings, as were afforded by the galleries of the Castle of Mousa, to the more splendid accommodations of the Norman castles, with all their stern and Gothic graces.
"What, then, will be the thickness of the sides?" asked the major.
200 feet; it probably everywhere extends to this great chain, whence the well-rounded pebbles of porphyry have been derived: we may consider its average breadth as 200 miles, and its average thickness as about 50 feet.
The whale line is only two thirds of an inch in thickness. At first sight, you would not think it so strong as it really is.
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. Now, however preposterous it may at first seem to talk of any creature's skin as being of that sort of consistence and thickness, yet in point of fact these are no arguments against such a presumption; because you cannot raise any other dense enveloping layer from the whale's body but that same blubber; and the outermost enveloping layer of any animal, if reasonably dense, what can that be but the skin?
You know of course that a mathematical line, a line of thickness NIL, has no real existence.
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."
The first objection is, that a Flatlander, seeing a Line, sees something that must be THICK to the eye as well as LONG to the eye (otherwise it would not be visible, if it had not some thickness); and consequently he ought (it is argued) to acknowledge that his countrymen are not only long and broad, but also (though doubtless in a very slight degree) THICK or HIGH.
Then something resembling a little grey snake, about the thickness of a walking stick, coiled up out of the writhing middle, and wriggled in the air towards me--and then another.
Miss Thorpe, however, being four years older than Miss Morland, and at least four years better informed, had a very decided advantage in discussing such points; she could compare the balls of Bath with those of Tunbridge, its fashions with the fashions of London; could rectify the opinions of her new friend in many articles of tasteful attire; could discover a flirtation between any gentleman and lady who only smiled on each other; and point out a quiz through the thickness of a crowd.
In addition to the above, the doctor caused to be constructed two sheet-iron chests two lines in thickness. These were connected by means of pipes furnished with stopcocks.