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  • 1 Thick — (th[i^]k), a. [Compar. {Thicker} ( [ e]r); superl. {Thickest}.] [OE. thicke, AS. [thorn]icce; akin to D. dik, OS. thikki, OHG. dicchi thick, dense, G. dick thick, Icel. [thorn]ykkr, [thorn]j[ o]kkr, and probably to Gael. & Ir. tiugh. Cf.… …

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  • 2 thick — [thik] adj. [ME thikke < OE thicce, thick, dense, akin to Ger dick < IE base * tegu , thick, fat > OIr tiug] 1. having relatively great depth; of considerable extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thin [a thick board] 2.… …

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  • 3 thick — ► ADJECTIVE 1) with opposite sides or surfaces relatively far apart. 2) (of a garment or fabric) made of heavy material. 3) made up of a large number of things or people close together: thick forest. 4) (thick with) densely filled or covered with …

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  • 4 thick — thick; thick·en; thick·en·er; thick·et; thick·et·ed; thick·ety; thick·ish; thick·ly; thick·ness; thick·head·ed·ly; thick·head·ed·ness; …

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  • 5 Thick — Thick, n. 1. The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest. [1913 Webster] In the thick of the dust and smoke. Knolles. [1913 Webster] 2. A thicket; as, gloomy thicks. [Obs.] Drayton. [1913 Webster] Through the thick they heard one… …

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  • 6 thick — [adj1] deep, bulky blubbery, broad, burly, chunky, compact, concrete, consolidated, fat, firm, hard, heavy, high, husky, massive, obese, pudgy, solid, squat, stocky, stubby, stumpy, substantial, thickset, wide; concepts 491,773 Ant. attenuated,… …

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  • 7 Thick — can refer to:* Thick description of human behavior * Thick set, a set of integers * Thick Records, a record label * Thick Physique * A thick , someone lacking in intelligence. Stupid person …

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  • 8 thick — (adj.) O.E. þicce not thin, dense, from P.Gmc. *theku , *thekwia (Cf. O.S. thikki, O.H.G. dicchi, Ger. dick, O.N. þykkr, O.Fris. thikke), from PIE *tegu thick (Cf. Gaelic tiugh). Secondary O.E. sense of close together is preserved in …

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  • 9 Thick — (th[i^]k), adv. [AS. [thorn]icce.] 1. Frequently; fast; quick. [1913 Webster] 2. Closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown. [1913 Webster] 3. To a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as, land covered thick with manure. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 10 thick´en|er — thick|en «THIHK uhn», transitive verb. to make thick or thicker: »to thicken a wall. Mother thickens the gravy with flour. SYNONYM(S): coagulate, congeal, condense. –v.i. 1. to become thick or thicker: »The pudding will thicken as it cools. The… …

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  • 11 thick|en — «THIHK uhn», transitive verb. to make thick or thicker: »to thicken a wall. Mother thickens the gravy with flour. SYNONYM(S): coagulate, congeal, condense. –v.i. 1. to become thick or thicker: »The pudding will thicken as it cools. The weather… …

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  • 12 thick|et — «THIHK iht», noun. 1. a number of shrubs, bushes, or small trees growing close together: »We crawled into the thicket and hid. SYNONYM(S): shrubbery, copse, brake. 2. Figurative. a thick, dense mass; jumble: »a thicket of cables. ╂[Old English… …

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  • 13 thick|ly — «THIHK lee», adverb. 1. in a thick manner; closely; densely: »Most of New York City is thickly settled. 2. in great numbers; in abundance: »Weeds grow thickly in rich soil. 3. frequently: »The houses came more thickly as we got closer to the city …

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  • 14 Thick — Thick, v. t. & i. [Cf. AS. [thorn]iccian.] To thicken. [R.] [1913 Webster] The nightmare Life in death was she, Who thicks man s blood with cold. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 Thick — (engl.), dick, grob, schwer; daher Thick Duffels (spr. Ddhikdöffels), eine Art Kalmuck, s.d. 2). Thickset, gerippter, schwerer, kurz geschorner Manchester …

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  • 16 thick — 1 thick, thickset, *stocky, chunky, stubby, squat, dumpy Analogous words: *broad, wide, deep Antonyms: thin Contrasted words: slender, slim, slight, tenuous, rare (see THIN adj): *lean, spare 2 compact, * …

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  • 17 thick'un — thickˈ un noun (historical slang) 1. A sovereign 2. A crown • • • Main Entry: ↑thick …

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  • 18 thick|et|ed — «THIHK uh tihd», adjective. covered with thick shrubs, bushes, or small trees …

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  • 19 thick — index cohesive (compact), compact (dense), impervious, obtuse, opaque, ossified, populous …

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  • 20 thick|et|y — «THIHK uh tee», adjective. thicketed. (Cf. ↑thicketed) …

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