Thick and Thin – English adjectives / other uses

THICK and THIN

Definitions from oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com

 
thickadjective – having a larger distance between opposite sides or surfaces than other similar objects or than normal
 
thin – adjective – having a smaller distance between opposite sides or surfaces than other similar objects or than normal

a thick book (= one that has a lot of pages) ~ a thin book (= one that doesn’t have many pages)

books
Thick and Thin ~ other uses
 
Thick


For hair/fur/trees = growing closely together in large numbers

“His eyebrows were thick and bushy.”

a thick forest

Thin


For hair = not growing closely together or in large amounts

“As Kyle got older his hair got thinner.”
hair, trees

Thick


For liquid  = not flowing very easily

“I like thick pumpkin soup.”
 
Thin


For liquid = containing more liquid than is normal or expected

“This pasta sauce is very thin, it doesn’t have much flavor.”
for liquid

Thick


For fog/smoke/air = difficult to see through; difficult to breathe in

“The plane crashed in thick fog.”

 ~ thick smoke
 
Thin
For the air = containing less oxygen than normal

“The air is thin at high altitude.”
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