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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being thick.
  • n. The dimension between two surfaces of an object, usually the dimension of smallest measure.
  • n. A layer, sheet, stratum, or ply: Each floor is a single thickness of concrete.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being thick (in dimension).
  • n. A measure of how thick (in dimension) something is.
  • n. A layer.
  • n. The quality of being thick (in consistency).
  • n. The property of being thick (slow to understand).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To reduce to a uniform thickness before dressing to shape: said of boards and timber.
  • n. 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.
  • n. 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.
  • n. That which is thick; the thick of anything; the dense, heavy, deep, or solid part.
  • n. A fold, layer, or sheet, as of cloth or paper.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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