March 23, 2015 Word of the Day

thick

 

When something becomes dense or heavy, the word "thick" might be used to describe it. This is a word that is also used to describe how wide something is. The opposite of thick is thin.

  • The ice on the lake is six inches thick.
  • These wooden boards are two inches thick.
  • A thick layer of mud covered the streets after the storm.
  • Hot tropical air feels wet and thick.
  • A thick fog rolled in off of the lake and made driving difficult.
  • When you add flour to batter it becomes thick.
  • This is a thick piece of chocolate cake.

chocolate cake

The word "thickness" is a noun:

  • Steel beams in a skyscraper must be of a certain thickness in order to hold the building up.
  • The thickness of the forest made it difficult to walk through.

a thick forest The trees, bushes and plants create a thick forest.

To thicken something is to make it thicker. This word is a verb.

simple past past participle
thicken
thickened
thickened
  • A sauce can be thickened with flour or corn starch.
  • The surface of a lake thickens quickly into ice once the temperatures go below zero degrees Fahrenheit.
  • As cement thickens and dries it becomes concrete.

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