thick
Pronunciation
  • (RP, GA, AU) IPA: /θɪk/
  • (New Zealand) IPA: /θɘk/
Adjective

thick (comparative thicker, superlative thickest)

  1. Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension.
    Synonyms: broad, Thesaurus:wide
    Antonyms: slim, thin, Thesaurus:narrow
  2. Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension.
    I want some planks that are two inches thick.
  3. Heavy in build; thickset.
    Synonyms: chunky, solid, stocky, thickset
    Antonyms: slender, slight, slim, svelte, thin, Thesaurus:slender
    He had such a thick neck that he had to turn his body to look to the side.
  4. Densely crowded or packed.
    Synonyms: crowded, dense, packed, Thesaurus:compact
    Antonyms: sparse, Thesaurus:diffuse
    We walked through thick undergrowth.
  5. Having a viscous consistency.
    Synonyms: glutinous, viscous, Thesaurus:viscous
    Antonyms: free-flowing, runny, Thesaurus:runny
    My mum’s gravy was thick but at least it moved about.
  6. Abounding in number.
    Synonyms: overflowing, swarming, teeming, Thesaurus:plentiful
    Antonyms: scant, scarce, slight
    The room was thick with reporters.
  7. Impenetrable to sight.
    Synonyms: dense, opaque, solid, Thesaurus:opaque
    Antonyms: thin, transparent, Thesaurus:transparent
    We drove through thick fog.
  8. (Of an accent) Prominent, strong.
    1. Greatly evocative of one's nationality or place of origin.
      He answered me in his characteristically thick Creole patois.
    2. Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated.
      Synonyms: unclear, Thesaurus:incomprehensible
      Antonyms: clear, lucid, Thesaurus:comprehensible
      We had difficulty understanding him with his thick accent.
  9. (informal) Stupid.
    Synonyms: dense, dumb, stupid, thick as pigshit, thick as two short planks, Thesaurus:stupid
    Antonyms: brainy, intelligent, smart, Thesaurus:intelligent
    He was as thick as two short planks.
  10. (informal) Friendly or intimate.
    Synonyms: chummy, close, close-knit, friendly, pally, intimate, tight-knit
    Antonyms: unacquainted
    They were as thick as thieves.
    • We have been thick ever since.
  11. Deep, intense, or profound.
    Synonyms: great, extreme
    Thick darkness.
  12. (UK, dated) troublesome; unreasonable
    • 1969 Anita Leslie, Lady Randolph Churchill, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, page 288:
      "Of course I was eager to put her affairs in order," George told my father, "but I found it a bit thick when expected to pay for Lord Randolph Churchill's barouche purchased in the '80s."
  13. (slang, mostly, of women) Curvy and voluptuous, and especially having large hips.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:voluptuous
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  • French: See copains comme cochons
Adverb

thick (comparative thicker, superlative thickest)

  1. In a thick manner.
    Snow lay thick on the ground.
  2. Frequently or numerously.
    The arrows flew thick and fast around us.
Translations Noun

thick (plural thicks)

  1. The thickest, or most active or intense, part of something.
    It was mayhem in the thick of battle.
    • He through a little window cast his sight / Through thick of bars, that gave a scanty light.
  2. A thicket.
    • gloomy thicks
    • Through the thick they heard one rudely rush.
  3. (slang) A stupid person; a fool.
Translations
  • German: mitten in
  • Italian: folto
  • Portuguese: grosso
  • Russian: гу́ща
Verb

thick (thicks, present participle thicking; past and past participle thicked)

  1. (archaic, ambitransitive) To thicken.
Synonyms


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