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

  • 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.

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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