(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions

- an inch thick

- a thick board

- a thick sandwich

Similar word(s): fat, deep, fat, heavy, quilted, thickened, broad, wide

2. having component parts closely crowded together

- thick crowds

- a thick forest

- thick hair

Similar word(s): concentrated

3. relatively dense in consistency

- thick cream

- thick soup

- thick smoke

Similar word(s): clogged, clotted, coagulable, coagulate, coagulated, curdled, grumose, grumous, creamy, dense, heavy, impenetrable, gelatinlike, gelatinous, jellylike, ropey, ropy, stringy, thready, soupy, syrupy, viscous, thickened

4. spoken as if with a thick tongue

- the thick speech of a drunkard

Similar word(s): unintelligible, slurred

5. having a short and solid form or stature

- a thickset young man

Similar word(s): little, short, compact, heavyset, stocky, thickset

6. hard to pass through because of dense growth

- thick woods

Similar word(s): impenetrable, dense

7. (of darkness) densely dark

- thick night

- thick darkness

Similar word(s): intense, deep

8. (used informally) associated on close terms

- the two were thick as thieves for months

Similar word(s): close, chummy

9. (used informally) stupid

Similar word(s): stupid, blockheaded, boneheaded, duncical, duncish, fatheaded, loggerheaded, thickheaded

10. abounding; having a lot of

- the top was thick with dust

Similar word(s): abundant

Sentences with thick as an adjective:

- I want some planks that are two inches thick.

- He had such a thick neck that he had to turn his body to look to the side.

- We walked through thick undergrowth.

- My mum’s gravy was thick but at least it moved about.

- The room was thick with reporters.

- We drove through thick fog.

- We had difficulty understanding him with his thick accent.

- He was as thick as two short planks.

- They were as thick as thieves.


1. with a thick consistency

- the blood was flowing thick

Similar word(s): thickly

2. in quick succession

- misfortunes come fast and thick

Similar word(s): thickly

Sentences with thick as an adverb:

- Snow lay thick on the ground.

- Bread should be sliced thick to make toast.

- The arrows flew thick and fast around us.


1. the location of something surrounded by other things

Similar word(s): midst

Definition categories: location, inside, interior

Sentences with thick as a noun:

- It was mayhem in the thick of battle.


1. (archaic, transitive) To thicken.

- The nightmare Life-in-death was she, / Who thicks man's blood with cold. — Coleridge.