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Opaque vs. Thick — What's the Difference?

Opaque vs. Thick — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Opaque and Thick

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Opaque

Impenetrable by light; neither transparent nor translucent.
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Thick

With opposite sides or surfaces that are far or relatively far apart
The walls are 5 feet thick
Thick slices of bread
Thick metal cables
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Opaque

Not reflecting light; having no luster
An opaque finish.
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Thick

Made up of a large number of things or people close together
The road winds through thick forest
His hair was long and thick
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Opaque

Impenetrable by a form of radiant energy other than visible light
A chemical solution opaque to x-rays.
Mar 26, 2022
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Thick

(of a liquid or a semi-liquid substance) relatively firm in consistency; not flowing freely
Thick mud
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Opaque

So obscure as to be unintelligible
"opaque, elusive, minimal meanings" (John Simon).
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Thick

Of low intelligence; stupid
He's a bit thick
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Opaque

Mentally obtuse; dense.
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Thick

(of a voice) not clear or distinct; hoarse or husky
Guy's voice was thick with desire
A snarling thick voice
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Opaque

Something that is opaque, especially an opaque pigment used to darken parts of a photographic print or negative.
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Thick

Having a very close, friendly relationship
He's very thick with the new master
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Opaque

Neither reflecting nor emitting light.
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Thick

The most active or crowded part of something
We were in the thick of the battle
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Opaque

Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.
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Thick

In or with deep, dense, or heavy mass
Bread spread thick with butter
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Opaque

(figuratively) Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension; not thin
A thick board.
Mar 26, 2022

Opaque

(figuratively) Obtuse, stupid.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Measuring a specified number of units in this dimension
Two inches thick.
Mar 26, 2022

Opaque

(computing) Describes a type for which higher-level callers have no knowledge of data values or their representations; all operations are carried out by the type's defined abstract operators.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Heavy in form, build, or stature; thickset
A thick neck.
Mar 26, 2022

Opaque

An area of darkness; a place or region with no light.
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Thick

Having component parts in a close, crowded state or arrangement; dense
A thick forest.
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Opaque

Something which is opaque rather than translucent.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Having or suggesting a heavy or viscous consistency
Thick tomato sauce.
Mar 26, 2022

Opaque

(transitive) To make, render (more) opaque.
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Thick

Having a great number; abounding
A room thick with flies.
Mar 26, 2022

Opaque

Impervious to the rays of light; not transparent; as, an opaque substance.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Impenetrable by the eyes
A thick fog.
Mar 26, 2022

Opaque

Obscure; not clear; unintelligible.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Hard to hear or understand, as from being husky or slurred
Thick speech.
Mar 26, 2022

Opaque

That which is opaque; opacity.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Very noticeable; pronounced
Has a thick accent.
Mar 26, 2022

Opaque

Not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy;
Opaque windows of the jail
Opaque to X-rays
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

(Informal) Lacking mental agility; stupid.
Mar 26, 2022

Opaque

Not clearly understood or expressed
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

(Informal) Very friendly; intimate
Thick friends.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

(Informal) Going beyond what is tolerable; excessive.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

In a thick manner; deeply or heavily
Seashells lay thick on the beach.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

In a close, compact state or arrangement; densely
Dozens of braids hung thick from the back of her head.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

So as to be thick; thickly
Slice the bread thick for the best French toast.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

The thickest part.
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Thick

The most active or intense part
In the thick of the fighting.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension.
I want some planks that are two inches thick.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Heavy in build; thickset.
He had such a thick neck that he had to turn his body to look to the side.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Densely crowded or packed.
We walked through thick undergrowth.
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Thick

Having a viscous consistency.
My mum’s gravy was thick but at least it moved about.
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Thick

Abounding in number.
The room was thick with reporters.
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Thick

Impenetrable to sight.
We drove through thick fog.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

(Of an accent) Prominent, strong.
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Thick

Greatly evocative of one's nationality or place of origin.
He answered me in his characteristically thick Creole patois.
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Thick

Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated.
We had difficulty understanding him with his thick accent.
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Thick

(informal) Stupid.
He was as thick as two short planks.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

(informal) Friendly or intimate.
They were as thick as thieves.
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Thick

Deep, intense, or profound.
Thick darkness.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

(academic) Detailed and expansive; substantive.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Troublesome; unreasonable
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Thick

Curvy and voluptuous, and especially having large hips.
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Thick

In a thick manner.
Snow lay thick on the ground.
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Thick

Frequently or numerously.
The arrows flew thick and fast around us.
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Thick

The thickest, or most active or intense, part of something.
It was mayhem in the thick of battle.
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Thick

A thicket.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

(slang) A stupid person; a fool.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

To thicken.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Measuring in the third dimension other than length and breadth, or in general dimension other than length; - said of a solid body; as, a timber seven inches thick.
Were it as thick as is a branched oak.
My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; not thin or slender; as, a thick plank; thick cloth; thick paper; thick neck.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Dense; not thin; inspissated; as, thick vapors. Also used figuratively; as, thick darkness.
Make the gruel thick and slab.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Not transparent or clear; hence, turbid, muddy, or misty; as, the water of a river is apt to be thick after a rain.
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick succession; frequently recurring.
The people were gathered thick together.
Black was the forest; thick with beech it stood.
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Thick

Not having due distinction of syllables, or good articulation; indistinct; as, a thick utterance.
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Thick

Deep; profound; as, thick sleep.
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Thick

Dull; not quick; as, thick of fearing.
His dimensions to any thick sight were invincible.
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Thick

Intimate; very friendly; familiar.
We have been thick ever since.
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Thick

The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.
In the thick of the dust and smoke.
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Thick

A thicket; as, gloomy thicks.
Through the thick they heard one rudely rush.
He through a little window cast his sightThrough thick of bars, that gave a scanty light.
Through thick and thin she followed him.
He became the panegyrist, through thick and thin, of a military frenzy.
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Thick

Frequently; fast; quick.
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Thick

Closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown.
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Thick

To a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as, land covered thick with manure.
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Thick

To thicken.
The nightmare Life-in-death was she,Who thicks man's blood with cold.
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Thick

The location of something surrounded by other things;
In the midst of the crowd
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions;
An inch thick
A thick board
A thick sandwich
Spread a thick layer of butter
Thick coating of dust
Thick warm blankets
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Thick

Closely crowded together;
A compact shopping center
A dense population
Thick crowds
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Thick

Relatively dense in consistency;
Thick cream
Thick soup
Thick smoke
Thick fog
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Thick

Spoken as if with a thick tongue;
The thick speech of a drunkard
His words were slurred
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Thick

Wide from side to side;
A heavy black mark
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Thick

Hard to pass through because of dense growth;
Dense vegetation
Thick woods
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Thick

(of darkness) very intense;
Thick night
Thick darkness
A face in deep shadow
Deep night
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Abundant;
A thick head of hair
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Heavy and compact in form or stature;
A wrestler of compact build
He was tall and heavyset
Stocky legs
A thick middle-aged man
A thickset young man
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

(used informally) associated on close terms;
A close friend
The bartender was chummy with the regular customers
The two were thick as thieves for months
Mar 26, 2022

Thick

Used informally
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Thick

Abundantly covered or filled;
The top was thick with dust
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Thick

With a thick consistency;
The blood was flowing thick
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Thick

In quick succession;
Misfortunes come fast and thick
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