from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being thick.
  • noun The dimension between two surfaces of an object, usually the dimension of smallest measure.
  • noun A layer, sheet, stratum, or ply.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mining, the distance at right angles to the drift or adit measured from the roof or hanging wall to the foot wall in a lode vein or lens.
  • To reduce to a uniform thickness before dressing to shape: said of boards and timber.
  • noun The state or property of being thick, in any sense; specifically, that dimension of a solid body which is at right angles both to its length and to its breadth; the third or least dimension of a solid.
  • noun That which is thick; the thick of anything; the dense, heavy, deep, or solid part.
  • noun A fold, layer, or sheet, as of cloth or paper.
  • noun In founding, the sand or loam placed temporarily in a mold while it is being prepared for easting. It is afterward removed, and its place is filled with the molten metal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being thick (in any of the senses of the adjective).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The property of being thick (in dimension).
  • noun uncountable A measure of how thick (in dimension) something is.
  • noun countable A layer.
  • noun uncountable The quality of being thick (in consistency).
  • noun uncountable, informal The property of being thick (slow to understand).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun indistinct articulation
  • noun the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
  • noun resistance to flow
  • noun used of a line or mark


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