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Meaning of thick

thick

Pronunciation: (thik), [key]
— adj., adv., n. -er, -est, -er, -est,
—adj.
  1. having relatively great extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thin: a thick slice.
  2. measured, as specified, between opposite surfaces, from top to bottom, or in a direction perpendicular to that of the length and breadth; (of a solid having three general dimensions) measured across its smallest dimension: a board one inch thick.
  3. composed of or containing objects, particles, etc., close together; dense: a thick fog; a thick forest.
  4. filled, covered, or abounding (usually fol. by with): tables thick with dust.
  5. husky or hoarse; not distinctly articulated: The patient's speech is still quite thick.
  6. markedly so (as specified): a thick German accent.
  7. deep or profound: thick darkness.
  8. (of a liquid) heavy or viscous: a thick syrup.
  9. close in friendship; intimate.
  10. mentally slow; stupid; dull.
  11. disagreeably excessive or exaggerated: They thought it a bit thick when he called himself a genius.
—adv.
  1. in a thick manner.
  2. close together; closely packed: The roses grew thick along the path.
  3. in a manner to produce something thick: Slice the cheese thick.
  4. to praise excessively; flatter: He's laying it on thick because he wants you to do him a favor.
—n.
  1. the thickest, densest, or most crowded part: in the thick of the fight.
  2. under favorable and unfavorable conditions; steadfastly: We have been friends for 20 years, through thick and thin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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