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THICK, a.

1. Dense; not thin; as thick vapors; a thick fog.

2. Inspissated; as, the paint is too thick.

3. Turbid; muddy; feculent; not clear; as, the water of a river is thick after a rain.

4. Noting the diameter of a body; as a piece of timber seven inches thick.

My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins. 1 Kings 12.

5. Having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; as a thick plank; thick cloth; thick paper.

6. Close; crowded with trees or other objects; as a thick forest or wood; thick grass; thick corn.

The people were gathered thick together.

7. Frequent; following each other in quick succession. The shot flew thick as hail.

Favors came thick upon him.

Not thicker billows beat the Libyan main.

8. Set with things close to each other; not easily pervious.

Black was the forest, thick with beech it stood.

9. Not having due distinction of syllables or good articulation; as a thick utterance.

He speaks too thick.

10. Dull; somewhat deaf; as thick of hearing.

THICK, n. The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.

In the thick of the dust and smoke he presently entered his men.

1. A thicket. [Not in use.]

Thick and thin, whatever is in the way.

Through thick and thin she follow'd him.

THICK, adv. Frequently; fast.

I hear the trampling of thick beating feet.

1. Closely; as a plat of ground thick sown.

2. To a great depth, or to a thicker depth than usual; as a bed covered thick with tan; land covered thick with manure.and threefold, in quick succession, or in great numbers. [Not in use.]

THICK, v.i. To become thick or dense. [Not used.]




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THICK, a.

1. Dense; not thin; as thick vapors; a thick fog.

2. Inspissated; as, the paint is too thick.

3. Turbid; muddy; feculent; not clear; as, the water of a river is thick after a rain.

4. Noting the diameter of a body; as a piece of timber seven inches thick.

My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins. 1 Kings 12.

5. Having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; as a thick plank; thick cloth; thick paper.

6. Close; crowded with trees or other objects; as a thick forest or wood; thick grass; thick corn.

The people were gathered thick together.

7. Frequent; following each other in quick succession. The shot flew thick as hail.

Favors came thick upon him.

Not thicker billows beat the Libyan main.

8. Set with things close to each other; not easily pervious.

Black was the forest, thick with beech it stood.

9. Not having due distinction of syllables or good articulation; as a thick utterance.

He speaks too thick.

10. Dull; somewhat deaf; as thick of hearing.

THICK, n. The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.

In the thick of the dust and smoke he presently entered his men.

1. A thicket. [Not in use.]

Thick and thin, whatever is in the way.

Through thick and thin she follow'd him.

THICK, adv. Frequently; fast.

I hear the trampling of thick beating feet.

1. Closely; as a plat of ground thick sown.

2. To a great depth, or to a thicker depth than usual; as a bed covered thick with tan; land covered thick with manure.and threefold, in quick succession, or in great numbers. [Not in use.]

THICK, v.i. To become thick or dense. [Not used.]


THICK, a. [Sax. thic, thicca; G. dick, dicht; D. dik, digt; Sw. tiock; Dan. tyk and digt, thick, tight; Gael. and Ir. tiugh; W. tew, contracted. See Class Dg, No. 3, 8, 10, 22, 36, 57. The sense is probably taken from driving, forcing together or pressing.]

  1. Dense; not thin; as, thick vapors; a thick fog.
  2. Inspissated; as, the paint is too thick.
  3. Turbid; muddy; feculent; not clear; as, the water of a river is thick after a rain.
  4. Noting the diameter of a body; as, a piece of timber seven inches thick. My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins! 1 Kings xii.
  5. Having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; as, a thick plank; thick cloth; thick paper.
  6. Close; crowded with trees or other objects; as, a thick forest or wood; thick grass; thick corn. The people were gathered thick together. Locke.
  7. Frequent; following each other in quick succession. The shot flew thick as hail. Favors came thick upon him. Wotton. Not thicker billows beat the Libyan main. Dryden.
  8. Set with things close to each other; not easily previous. Black was the forest, thick with beech it stood. Dryden.
  9. Not having due distinction of syllables or good articulation; as, a thick utterance. He speaks too thick.
  10. Dull; somewhat deaf; as thick of hearing.

THICK, adv.

  1. Frequently; fast. I hear the trampling of thick beating feet. Dryden.
  2. Closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown. Norris.
  3. To a great depth, or to a thicker depth than usual; as, a bed covered thick with tan; land covered thick with manure. Thick and threefold, in quick succession, or in great numbers. [Not in use.] L'Estrange.

THICK, n.

  1. The thickest part, or the time when any thing is thickest. In the thick of the dust and smoke he presently entered his men. Knolles.
  2. A thicket. [Not in use.] Drayton. Thick and thin, whatever is in the way. Through thick and thin she follow'd him. Hudibras.

THICK, v.i.

To become thick or dense. [Not used.] Spenser.


Thick
  1. Measuring in the third dimension other than length and breadth, or in general dimension other than length] - - said of a solid body; as, a timber seven inches thick.

    Were it as thick as is a branched oak. Chaucer.

    My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins. 1 Kings xii. 10.

  2. The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.

    In the thick of the dust and smoke. Knolles.

  3. Frequently; fast; quick.
  4. To thicken.

    [R.]

    The nightmare Life-in-death was she,
    Who thicks man's blood with cold.
    Coleridge.

  5. Having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; not thin or slender; as, a thick plank; thick cloth; thick paper; thick neck.
  6. A thicket; as, gloomy thicks.

    [Obs.] Drayton.

    Through the thick they heard one rudely rush. Spenser.

    He through a little window cast his sight
    Through thick of bars, that gave a scanty light.
    Dryden.

    Thick-and-thin block (Naut.), a fiddle block. See under Fiddle. -- Through thick and thin, through all obstacles and difficulties, both great and small.

    Through thick and thin she followed him. Hudibras.

    He became the panegyrist, through thick and thin, of a military frenzy. Coleridge.

  7. Closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown.
  8. Dense; not thin; inspissated; as, thick vapors. Also used figuratively; as, thick darkness.

    Make the gruel thick and slab. Shak.

  9. To a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as, land covered thick with manure.

    Thick and threefold, in quick succession, or in great numbers. [Obs.] L'Estrange.

  10. Not transparent or clear; hence, turbid, muddy, or misty; as, the water of a river is apt to be thick after a rain.

    "In a thick, misty day." Sir W. Scott.
  11. Abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick succession; frequently recurring.

    The people were gathered thick together. Luke xi. 29.

    Black was the forest; thick with beech it stood. Dryden.

  12. Not having due distinction of syllables, or good articulation; indistinct; as, a thick utterance.
  13. Deep; profound; as, thick sleep.

    [R.] Shak.
  14. Dull; not quick; as, thick of fearing.

    Shak.

    His dimensions to any thick sight were invincible. Shak.

  15. Intimate; very friendly; familiar.

    [Colloq.]

    We have been thick ever since. T. Hughes.

    * Thick is often used in the formation of compounds, most of which are self-explaining; as, thick-barred, thick-bodied, thick-coming, thick-cut, thick-flying, thick- growing, thick-leaved, thick-lipped, thick-necked, thick-planted, thick-ribbed, thick-shelled, thick-woven, and the like.

    Thick register. (Phon.) See the Note under Register, n., 7. -- Thick stuff (Naut.), all plank that is more than four inches thick and less than twelve. J. Knowles.

    Syn. -- Dense; close; compact; solid; gross; coarse.

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Thick

THICK, adjective

1. Dense; not thin; as thick vapors; a thick fog.

2. Inspissated; as, the paint is too thick

3. Turbid; muddy; feculent; not clear; as, the water of a river is thick after a rain.

4. Noting the diameter of a body; as a piece of timber seven inches thick

My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins. 1 Kings 12:10.

5. Having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; as a thick plank; thick cloth; thick paper.

6. Close; crowded with trees or other objects; as a thick forest or wood; thick grass; thick corn.

The people were gathered thick together.

7. Frequent; following each other in quick succession. The shot flew thick as hail.

Favors came thick upon him.

Not thicker billows beat the Libyan main.

8. Set with things close to each other; not easily pervious.

Black was the forest, thick with beech it stood.

9. Not having due distinction of syllables or good articulation; as a thick utterance.

He speaks too thick

10. Dull; somewhat deaf; as thick of hearing.

THICK, noun The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.

In the thick of the dust and smoke he presently entered his men.

1. A thicket. [Not in use.]

THICK and thin, whatever is in the way.

Through thick and thin she follow'd him.

THICK, adverb Frequently; fast.

I hear the trampling of thick beating feet.

1. Closely; as a plat of ground thick sown.

2. To a great depth, or to a thicker depth than usual; as a bed covered thick with tan; land covered thick with manure.and threefold, in quick succession, or in great numbers. [Not in use.]

THICK, verb intransitive To become thick or dense. [Not used.]

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