1. The thickest, or most active or intense, part of something.
    It was mayhem in the thick of battle.
  2. A thicket.


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


  1. Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension.
  2. Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension.
  3. Heavy in build; thickset.
  4. Densely crowded or packed.
  5. Having a viscous consistency.
  6. Abounding in number.
  7. Impenetrable to sight.
  8. Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated.
  9. Stupid.
  10. Friendly or intimate.
  11. Deep, intense, or profound.


  1. In a thick manner.
    Snow lay thick on the ground.
  2. Thickly.
    Bread should be sliced thick to make toast.
  3. Frequently; in great numbers.
    The arrows flew thick and fast around us.

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