Meaning of “thick” in the English Dictionary

"thick" in English

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uk /θɪk/ us /θɪk/

thick adjective (NOT THIN)

B1 having a large distance between two sides:

a thick rope
a thick layer of dust
She picked up a thick volume and began to read out loud.
The walls are two metres thick.
a thick (= made of thick material) sweater/coat

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thick adjective (CLOSE TOGETHER)

B1 growing close together and in large amounts:

thick forest
thick, dark hair

B2 difficult to see through:

Thick, black smoke was pouring out of the chimney.

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thick adjective (NOT FLOWING)

(of a liquid) not flowing easily:

thick soup
a thick sauce
thick paint
adverb uk /ˈθɪ us /ˈθɪ

(Definition of “thick” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thick" in American English

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thickadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /θɪk/

thick adjective [ -er/-est only ] (DEEP)

having a large distance from one side of something to the opposite side:

a thick book/steak
The walls are a foot thick.

thick adjective [ -er/-est only ] (CLOSE TOGETHER)

(of particular things) close together with little space between them:

a thick fog
She had wonderful, thick, brown hair.

thick adjective [ -er/-est only ] (NOT FLOWING)

(of a liquid) not flowing easily:

thick gravy/soup

fig. If your voice is thick, it is lower than usual and not as even, usually because you are feeling a strong emotion:

Tony could hardly speak, and when he did his voice was thick with emotion.

(Definition of “thick” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)