Webster 1913 Edition
þicce; akin to D.
dicchithick, dense, G.
þjökkr, and probably to Gael. & Ir.
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.
Were it as
thickas is a branched oak.
My little finger shall be
thickerthan my father’s loins.
1 Kings xii. 10.
Having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; not thin or slender;
Dense; not thin; inspissated;
as,. Also used figuratively;
Make the gruel
Not transparent or clear; hence, turbid, muddy, or misty;“In a thick, misty day.”
as, the water of a river is apt to be.
thickafter a rain
Sir W. Scott.
Abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick succession; frequently recurring.
The people were gathered
Luke xi. 29.
Black was the forest;
thickwith beech it stood.
Not having due distinction of syllables, or good articulation; indistinct;
Dull; not quick;
His dimensions to any
thicksight were invincible.
Intimate; very friendly; familiar.
We have been
Thickis often used in the formation of compounds, most of which are self-explaining; as,
thick-woven, and the like.
See the Note under–
all plank that is more than four inches thick and less than twelve.
Syn. – Dense; close; compact; solid; gross; coarse.
The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.
thickof the dust and smoke.
thickthey heard one rudely rush.
He through a little window cast his sight
thickof bars, that gave a scanty light.
a fiddle block. See under–
Through thick and thin,
through all obstacles and difficulties, both great and small.
Through thick and thinshe followed him.
He became the panegyrist,
through thick and thin, of a military frenzy.
Frequently; fast; quick.
as, a plat of ground.
To a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual;
as, land covered.
Thick and threefold,
in quick succession, or in great numbers.
The nightmare Life-in-death was she,
thicksman's blood with cold.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
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.
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.]