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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