thick Definition

  • 1having a large distance between opposite sides or surfaces; not thin
  • 2measuring a specified distance from side to side
  • 3difficult to see through; dense

Using thick: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "thick" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The fog was so thick that I could hardly see the road.

  • Example

    She has a thick accent that is difficult to understand.

  • Example

    The book is over 500 pages thick.

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    The soup is too thick; we need to add more water.

  • Example

    He has a thick head of hair.

thick Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with thick

  • thick and thin

    through good times and bad times


    I will always stand by you through thick and thin.

  • thick as thieves

    very close friends who share secrets and confidences


    They have been thick as thieves since they were kids.

  • plentiful and easily found


    During the summer, tourists are thick on the ground in this area.


Summary: thick in Brief

The word 'thick' [θɪk] describes something that is not thin, has a large distance between opposite sides or surfaces, or is difficult to see through. It can be used to describe physical objects like books or hair, or abstract concepts like accents. Common phrases include 'through thick and thin,' meaning through good and bad times, and 'thick as thieves,' meaning very close friends who share secrets and confidences.

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