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Definition 1: the location of something surrounded by other things - [noun denoting location]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the midst of the crowd

Synonyms for thick in the sense of this definition

(thick is a kind of ...) the region that is inside of something

Definition 2: not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an inch thick
  • a thick board
  • a thick sandwich
  • spread a thick layer of butter
  • thick coating of dust
  • thick warm blankets

(thick is similar to ...) made of fabric having considerable thickness

"a heavy coat"

(thick is similar to ...) made of layers of fabric held together by patterned stitching

(thick is similar to ...) of relatively large extent and density

"a heavy line"

(thick is similar to ...) having a thickness made up of three layers or strands

"three-ply cloth" "three-ply yarn"

(thick is similar to ...) having a thickness made up of four layers or strands

"four-ply yarns"

(thick is similar to ...) having a relatively large diameter

"a fat rope"

(thick is similar to ...) thick in the chest

"a deep-chested breed of dog"

(thick is similar to ...) relatively thick from top to bottom

"deep carpets" "deep snow"

(thick is similar to ...) having a thickness made up of two layers or strands

(thick is similar to ...) made or having become thick

"thickened bronchial arteries"

(means also ...) having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other

"wide roads" "a wide necktie" "wide margins" "three feet wide" "a river two miles broad" "broad shoulders" "a broad river"

(means also ...) having an (over)abundance of flesh

"he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

(... are attributes of thick) the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

Definition 3: relatively dense in consistency - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thick cream
  • thick soup
  • thick smoke
  • thick fog

(thick is similar to ...) made thick in consistency

"flour-thickened gravy" "dust-thickened saliva"

(thick is similar to ...) having a relatively high resistance to flow

(thick is similar to ...) having the consistency and appearance of soup

"a soupy fog"

(thick is similar to ...) forming viscous or glutinous threads

(thick is similar to ...) thick like gelatin

(thick is similar to ...) permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

"dense smoke" "heavy fog" "impenetrable gloom"

(thick is similar to ...) thick like cream

(thick is similar to ...) transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass

"coagulated blood" "curdled milk" "grumous blood"

(thick is similar to ...) capable of coagulating and becoming thick

(thick is similar to ...) thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)

"clotted blood" "seeds clogged together"

(... are attributes of thick) resistance to flow

(... are attributes of thick) 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"

Definition 4: in quick succession - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • misfortunes come fast and thick

Synonyms for thick in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: with a thick consistency - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the blood was flowing thick

Synonyms for thick in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: abounding; having a lot of - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the top was thick with dust

(thick is similar to ...) present in great quantity

"an abundant supply of water"

Definition 7: (used informally) associated on close terms - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a close friend
  • the bartender was chummy with the regular customers
  • the two were thick as thieves for months

Synonyms for thick in the sense of this definition

(thick is similar to ...) close in relevance or relationship

"a close family" "we are all...in close sympathy with..." "close kin" "a close resemblance"

(thick is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 8: having component parts closely crowded together - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a compact shopping center
  • a dense population
  • thick crowds
  • a thick forest
  • thick hair

(thick is similar to ...) gathered together or made less diffuse

"their concentrated efforts" "his concentrated attention" "concentrated study" "a narrow thread of concentrated ore"

Definition 9: hard to pass through because of dense growth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dense vegetation
  • thick woods

Synonyms for thick in the sense of this definition

(thick is similar to ...) not admitting of penetration or passage into or through

"an impenetrable fortress" "impenetrable rain forests"

Definition 10: (of darkness) densely dark - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thick night
  • thick darkness
  • a face in deep shadow
  • deep night

Synonyms for thick in the sense of this definition

(thick is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

Definition 11: having a short and solid form or stature - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wrestler of compact build
  • he was tall and heavyset
  • stocky legs
  • a thickset young man

Synonyms for thick in the sense of this definition

(thick is similar to ...) low in stature; not tall

"he was short and stocky" "short in stature" "a short smokestack" "a little man"

Definition 12: (used informally) stupid - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for thick in the sense of this definition

(thick is similar to ...) lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

Definition 13: spoken as if with a thick tongue - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the thick speech of a drunkard
  • his words were slurred

Synonyms for thick in the sense of this definition

(thick is similar to ...) poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise

"unintelligible speech"

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