American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- To reduce to a uniform thickness before dressing to shape: said of boards and timber.
- n. uncountable The property of being thick (in dimension).
- n. uncountable A measure of how thick (in dimension) something is.
- n. countable A layer.
- n. uncountable The quality of being thick (in consistency).
- n. uncountable, informal The property of being thick (slow to understand).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being thick (in any of the senses of the adjective).
- 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
“As this elementary thickness is not known with a precision greater than 4 per cent, it seems impossible to verify the law above a certain thickness.”
“We took a bunch of odd pieces and scraps, trimmed the fat off (important to get the fat off), and cut the pieces into two and three inch strips that varied in thickness but probably averaged a quarter inch.”
“The paper should be good and charming as paper; the Dutch paper is too unequal in thickness for accurate printing, and the good French papers a trifle hard - The English papers of Batchelor & Arnold cannot be matched out of this country”
“The study found that it caused an increase in thickness of the prefrontal cortex in the brain, the part just above the eyes and associated with attention.”
“On the ground before me was a bar of iron, as big in thickness as my arm, and a long step away was another bar of iron —”
“To do this, roll the dough out to about 1 inch in thickness, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and freeze.”
“Earlier, during his keynote presentation, Mr. Jobs went to great lengths to extol the engineering effort that had gone into reducing the size of the basic computer to fit inside the computer, which tapers in thickness from .76 inch down to .16 inch.”
“The stones vary in thickness from two inches to six inches, and are approximately thirty inches wide.”
“It averages approx. 1 inch in thickness and will turn or absorb lighter bullets, well, except the younger pigs.”
“By measuring the grain thickness of the tracks, one could even estimate the energy of the particles that were not lying completely in the emulsion but passed through without ending it.”
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