Translation of "thick" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /θɪk/ us /θɪk/

B1 Something that is thick is larger than usual between its opposite sides.

grueso, espeso
a thick layer of snow
→ Opposite thin

used to say how long the distance is from one side of something to the other

de grosor
a piece of wood six inches thick

B1 growing very close together and in large amounts

poblado, abundante, espeso
thick, dark hair

Thick smoke, cloud, or fog is difficult to see through.

Thick, black smoke was pouring out of the chimney.

A thick substance or liquid has a lot of water in it.

a thick sauce

UK informal not intelligent

torpe, bruto

(Translation of “thick” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /θik/

having a relatively large distance between opposite sides; not thin

a thick book
thick walls
thick glass.

having a certain distance between opposite sides

de grosor
It’s two inches thick
a two-inch-thick pane of glass.

(of liquids, mixtures etc) containing solid matter; not flowing (easily) when poured

espeso, denso
thick soup.

made of many single units placed very close together; dense

denso, espeso, abundante
a thick forest
thick hair.

difficult to see through

denso, espeso
thick fog.

full of, covered with etc

The room was thick with dust
The air was thick with smoke.


Don’t be so thick!
thickly adverb

densamente, espesamente
The trees were thickly covered in snow.
thickness noun

densidad, espesor
thicken verb

to make or become thick or thicker

We’ll add some flour to thicken the soup
The fog thickened and we could no longer see the road.
thick-skinned adjective

not easily hurt by criticism or insults

insensible, duro
You won’t upset her – she’s very thick-skinned.
thick and fast

frequently and in large numbers

en abundancia
The bullets/insults were flying thick and fast.
through thick and thin

whatever happens; in spite of all difficulties

contra viento y marea, incondicionalmente, pase lo que pase, a las duras y a las maduras
They were friends through thick and thin.

(Translation of “thick” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)