thickset

thickset mid-14c., thikke sette "with parts or things set close together" (of grass on a sward, etc.), from THICK (Cf. thick) + SET (Cf. set) (v.). Meaning "stocky, strong and square-built" is recorded from 1724.

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  • Thickset — Thick set , a. 1. Close planted; as, a thickset wood; a thickset hedge. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a short, thick body; stout. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thickset — THICKSET, THICKSET CORD A strong, heavily wefted corduroy cloth, with a weave repeat of 6 ends and 9 picks. The ground weave is the 3 end twill, and there are two pile picks to one of ground. The pile weft floats are short and give a very thick… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Thickset — Thick set , n. 1. A close or thick hedge. [1913 Webster] 2. A stout, twilled cotton cloth; a fustian corduroy, or velveteen. McElrath. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thickset — *stocky, thick, chunky, stubby, squat, dumpy Analogous words: bulky, *massive, massy: *fleshy, stout, portly, plump thief robber, burglar (see under THEFT) thin adj Thin, slender, slim, slight, tenuous, rare are in general referable not only to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • thickset — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ heavily or solidly built; stocky …   English terms dictionary

  • thickset — [thik′set′] adj. 1. planted thickly or closely 2. thick in body; stocky n. Archaic a thicket …   English World dictionary

  • thickset — adj. /thik set /; n. /thik set /, adj. 1. set thickly or in close arrangement; dense: a thickset hedge. 2. studded, or furnished thickly; closely packed: a sky thickset with stars. 3. heavily or solidly built; stocky: a thickset young man. n. 4.… …   Universalium

  • thickset — /ˈθɪksɛt / (say thikset) adjective 1. set thickly or in close arrangement; dense: a thickset hedge. 2. set, studded, or covered thickly: a sky thickset with stars. 3. of thick form or build; heavily or solidly built: *He was a thickset man with a …   Australian English dictionary

  • thickset — [[t]θɪ̱kse̱t[/t]] also thick set ADJ GRADED A man who is thickset is broad and heavy, with a solid looking body. He was of middle height, thick set. ...his stout, thickset figure. Syn: stocky …   English dictionary

  • thickset — thick•set adj. [[t]ˈθɪkˈsɛt[/t]] n. [[t] ˌsɛt[/t]] adj. 1) heavily or solidly built; stocky: a thickset wrestler[/ex] 2) set in close arrangement; dense: a thickset hedge[/ex] 3) a thicket • Etymology: 1325–75 …   From formal English to slang

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