Meaning of THICK in English


n. 25B6; adjective

the walls are five feet thick : IN EXTENT/DIAMETER, across, wide, broad, deep.

his short, thick legs : STOCKY, sturdy, chunky, hefty, thickset, beefy, meaty, big, solid; fat, stout, plump.

a thick Aran sweater : CHUNKY, bulky, heavy, cable-knit; woollen, woolly.

the station was thick with people : CROWDED, full, filled, packed, teeming, seething, swarming, crawling, crammed, thronged, bursting at the seams, solid, overflowing, choked, jammed, congested; informal jam-packed, chock-a-block, stuffed; Austral./NZ informal chocker.

the thick summer vegetation : PLENTIFUL, abundant, profuse, luxuriant, bushy, rich, riotous, exuberant; rank, rampant; dense, close-packed, impenetrable, impassable; serried; informal jungly.

a thick paste : SEMI-SOLID, firm, stiff, stiffened, heavy; clotted, coagulated, viscid, viscous, gelatinous; concentrated.

thick fog : DENSE, heavy, opaque, impenetrable, soupy, murky.

(informal) he's a bit thick. : See stupid sense 1.

Guy's voice was thick with desire : HUSKY, hoarse, throaty, guttural, gravelly, rough.

a thick Scottish accent : OBVIOUS, pronounced, marked, broad, strong, rich, decided, distinct.

she's very thick with him : FRIENDLY, intimate, familiar, on the best of terms, hand in glove; close to, devoted to, inseparable from; informal pally, chummy, matey, buddy-buddy, as thick as thieves, well in.

thin, slender, sparse.

25B6; noun in the thick of the crisis : MIDST, centre, hub, middle, core, heart.

25A0; a bit thick (Brit. informal) UNREASONABLE, unfair, unjust, unjustified, uncalled for, unwarranted, unnecessary, excessive; informal below the belt, a bit much; Brit. informal out of order.

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