Definitions

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

  • adjective Having a solid, stocky form or body; stout.
  • adjective Positioned or placed closely together.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Set, growing, or occurring closely together; dense; luxuriant.
  • Thickly studded; abounding; plentifully supplied.
  • Heavily or solidly built; stout; especially, short and stout.
  • noun A close or thick hedge.
  • noun Very thick or dense underwood; bush; scrub.
  • noun A kind of fustian having a nap like that of velveteen. It is used for clothes by persons engaged in manual work.

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

  • adjective Close planted.
  • adjective Having a short, thick body; stout.
  • noun A close or thick hedge.
  • noun A stout, twilled cotton cloth; a fustian corduroy, or velveteen.

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

  • adjective Having a short, heavy build; stout
  • noun A thick hedge.
  • noun A stout, twilled cotton cloth; a fustian corduroy, or velveteen.

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

  • adjective having a short and solid form or stature
  • adjective planted or growing close together

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Examples

  • He pointed out a kind of thickset tower which crowned a pretty village set in orchards.

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  • Their vocalist, Ali Tabatabaee, went for a layup, and Printz, who is a thickset guy with dreds, came underneath and swatted his shot, hard.

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  • Their vocalist, Ali Tabatabaee, went for a layup, and Printz, who is a thickset guy with dreds, came underneath and swatted his shot, hard.

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  • He was no longer the slender boy who had enlisted nine years earlier but a thickset man, with shaggy hair and an untamed beard.

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  • It was getting dark, but the sunset was as slow and gradual as dawn had been, and she watched Karina Björnlund stand and freeze at the bus stop, a thickset, dark woman in a fur and no hat.

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  • He watched her go, heavy and thickset, plodding toward the number 3 with her bulging carrier bags.

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  • But the bus stopped a few meters away from her anyway, the back door opened and a thickset man stepped onto the street, moving slowly, heavily.

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