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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thick  \Thick\  (th[i^]k),  adv  [AS.  [thorn]icce.] 
  1.  Frequently;  fast  quick. 
 
  2.  Closely;  as  a  plat  of  ground  thick  sown. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thick  \Thick\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [Cf.  AS  [thorn]iccian.] 
  To  thicken.  [R.] 
 
  The  nightmare  Life-in-death  was  she  Who  thicks  man's 
  blood  with  cold.  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thick  \Thick\  (th[i^]k),  a.  [Compar.  {Thicker}  (-[~e]r);  superl. 
  {Thickest}.]  [OE.  thicke,  AS  [thorn]icce;  akin  to  D.  dik, 
  OS  thikki  OHG.  dicchi  thick,  dense,  G.  dick  thick,  Icel. 
  [thorn]ykkr,  [thorn]j["o]kkr,  and  probably  to  Gael.  &  Ir 
  tiugh.  Cf  {Tight}.] 
  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.  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. 
 
  3.  Dense;  not  thin;  inspissated;  as  thick  vapors.  Also  used 
  figuratively;  as  thick  darkness. 
 
  Make  the  gruel  thick  and  slab.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  6.  Not  having  due  distinction  of  syllables,  or  good 
  articulation;  indistinct;  as  a  thick  utterance. 
 
  7.  Deep;  profound;  as  thick  sleep.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  8.  Dull;  not  quick;  as  thick  of  fearing.  --Shak. 
 
  His  dimensions  to  any  thick  sight  were  invincible. 
  --Shak. 
 
  9.  Intimate;  very  friendly;  familiar.  [Colloq.] 
 
  We  have  been  thick  ever  since.  --T.  Hughes. 
 
  Note:  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thick  \Thick\,  n. 
  1.  The  thickest  part  or  the  time  when  anything  is  thickest. 
 
  In  the  thick  of  the  dust  and  smoke.  --Knolles. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  thick 
  adj  1:  not  thin;  of  relatively  great  extent  from  one  surface  to  the 
  opposite  usually  in  the  smallest  of  the  three  solid 
  dimensions;  "a  thick  board";  "a  thick  sandwich"; 
  "spread  a  thick  layer  of  butter";  "thick  coating  of 
  dust";  "thick  warm  blankets";  or  of  a  specific 
  thickness;  "an  inch  thick"  [ant:  {thin}] 
  2:  closely  crowded  together;  "a  compact  shopping  center";  "a 
  dense  population";  "thick  crowds"  [syn:  {compact},  {dense}] 
  3:  relatively  dense  in  consistency;  "thick  cream";  "thick 
  soup";  "thick  smoke";  "thick  fog"  [ant:  {thin}] 
  4:  spoken  as  if  with  a  thick  tongue;  "the  thick  speech  of  a 
  drunkard";  "his  words  were  slurred"  [syn:  {slurred}] 
  5:  wide  from  side  to  side  "a  heavy  black  mark"  [syn:  {heavy}] 
  6:  hard  to  pass  through  because  of  dense  growth;  "dense 
  vegetation";  "thick  woods"  [syn:  {dense}] 
  7:  (of  darkness)  very  intense;  "thick  night";  "thick  darkness"; 
  "a  face  in  deep  shadow";  "deep  night"  [syn:  {deep}] 
  8:  abundant;  "a  thick  head  of  hair" 
  9:  heavy  and  compact  in  form  or  stature;  "a  wrestler  of  compact 
  build";  "he  was  tall  and  heavyset";  "stocky  legs";  "a 
  thick  middle-aged  man";  "a  thickset  young  man"  [syn:  {compact}, 
  {heavyset},  {stocky},  {thickset}] 
  10:  (used  informally)  associated  on  close  terms;  "a  close 
  friend";  "the  bartender  was  chummy  with  the  regular 
  customers";  "the  two  were  thick  as  thieves  for  months" 
  [syn:  {chummy},  {thick(p)}] 
  11:  used  informally  [syn:  {blockheaded},  {boneheaded},  {fatheaded}, 
  {loggerheaded},  {thickheaded},  {thick-skulled},  {wooden-headed}] 
  12:  abundantly  covered  of  filled;  "the  top  was  thick  with  dust" 
  n  :  the  location  of  something  surrounded  by  other  things  "in 
  the  midst  of  the  crowd"  [syn:  {midst}] 
  adv  1:  with  a  thick  consistency;  "the  blood  was  flowing  thick" 
  [syn:  {thickly}]  [ant:  {thinly}] 
  2:  in  quick  succession;  "misfortunes  come  fast  and  thick"  [syn: 
  {thickly}] 




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