thick adjective Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “thick” - Learner’s Dictionary


DISTANCE B1 Something that is thick is larger than usual between its opposite sides: a thick slice of meat a thick layer of snowMeasurements of length and distanceMeasurements in generalWide and thickThick, dense and heavy
10cm/2m, etc thick B1 being 10cm/2m, etc thick: a piece of wood 2cm thickMeasurements of length and distanceMeasurements in generalWide and thickThick, dense and heavy
LARGE AMOUNT B1 growing very close together and in large amounts: thick, dark hairThick, dense and heavy
SMOKE B2 Thick smoke, cloud, or fog is difficult to see through: Thick, black smoke was pouring out of the chimney.Thick, dense and heavyOpaque
LIQUID A thick substance or liquid has very little water in it and does not flow easily: Stir the sauce over a low heat until thick.Thick, dense and heavy
STUPID UK informal not intelligentStupid and sillyOf unsound mind
be thick with sth If something is thick with a particular substance, it is covered in or full of that substance: The air was thick with petrol fumes.Thick, dense and heavy
→  See also have (a) thick skin , thick and fast
(Definition of thick adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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