thickset

  • 1Thickset — Thick set , a. 1. Close planted; as, a thickset wood; a thickset hedge. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a short, thick body; stout. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2Thickset — Thick set , n. 1. A close or thick hedge. [1913 Webster] 2. A stout, twilled cotton cloth; a fustian corduroy, or velveteen. McElrath. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3thickset — mid 14c., thikke sette with parts or things set close together (of grass on a sward, etc.), from THICK (Cf. thick) + SET (Cf. set) (v.). Meaning stocky, strong and square built is recorded from 1724 …

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  • 4thickset — *stocky, thick, chunky, stubby, squat, dumpy Analogous words: bulky, *massive, massy: *fleshy, stout, portly, plump thief robber, burglar (see under THEFT) thin adj Thin, slender, slim, slight, tenuous, rare are in general referable not only to… …

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  • 5thickset — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ heavily or solidly built; stocky …

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  • 6thickset — [thik′set′] adj. 1. planted thickly or closely 2. thick in body; stocky n. Archaic a thicket …

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  • 7thickset — adj. /thik set /; n. /thik set /, adj. 1. set thickly or in close arrangement; dense: a thickset hedge. 2. studded, or furnished thickly; closely packed: a sky thickset with stars. 3. heavily or solidly built; stocky: a thickset young man. n. 4.… …

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  • 8thickset — /ˈθɪksɛt / (say thikset) adjective 1. set thickly or in close arrangement; dense: a thickset hedge. 2. set, studded, or covered thickly: a sky thickset with stars. 3. of thick form or build; heavily or solidly built: *He was a thickset man with a …

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  • 9thickset — [[t]θɪ̱kse̱t[/t]] also thick set ADJ GRADED A man who is thickset is broad and heavy, with a solid looking body. He was of middle height, thick set. ...his stout, thickset figure. Syn: stocky …

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  • 10thickset — thick•set adj. [[t]ˈθɪkˈsɛt[/t]] n. [[t] ˌsɛt[/t]] adj. 1) heavily or solidly built; stocky: a thickset wrestler[/ex] 2) set in close arrangement; dense: a thickset hedge[/ex] 3) a thicket • Etymology: 1325–75 …

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  • 11thickset — adjective Date: 14th century 1. closely placed; also growing thickly < a thickset wood > 2. having a thick body ; burly …

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  • 12thickset — thick|set [ˌθıkˈset] adj having a wide strong body = ↑stocky ▪ a short thickset man …

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  • 13thickset — thick|set [ θık,set ] adjective someone who is thickset has a wide strong body …

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  • 14thickset — adjective having a wide strong body; stocky: a short thickset man …

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  • 15thickset — adjective a thickset Caucasian male in his thirties Syn: stocky, sturdy, big boned, heavily built, well built, chunky, burly, strapping, brawny, solid, blocky, heavy, hefty, beefy, meaty Ant: slight …

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  • 16thickset — UK [ˌθɪkˈset] / US [ˈθɪkˌset] adjective someone who is thickset has a wide strong body …

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  • 17thickset — tankumynas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vieta, tankiai priaugusi medžių, krūmų, žolių. atitikmenys: angl. dense forest; thick forest; thicket; thickset vok. Dickicht, n; Walddickicht, n rus. чаща, f; чащоба, f …

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  • 18thickset — adjective Having a short, heavy build; stout …

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  • 19thickset — Synonyms and related words: able bodied, adipose, athletic, beefy, big bellied, bloated, blocky, blowzy, bosomy, brawny, broad bodied, broad shouldered, bulky, bullnecked, burly, buxom, chubby, chunky, close, close knit, close textured, close&#8230; …

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  • 20thickset — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. dense; stout, stocky. See density, weight. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stout, stocky, stubby; see fat 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. stocky, stout, beefy, heavyset, big, chunky. ANT.: skinny …

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