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thickset

adjective

  1. (short)  having a short and solid form or stature
    Synonyms: cobby [especially of animals], compact, heavy-set, heavyset, stocky, thick. Similar to:...
  2. (concentrated)  planted or growing close together
    Similar to: concentrated

Etymology summary

thikke sette "with parts or things set close together" (of grass on a sward, and...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

thickset | thicket [rare, sense-specific] | sturdy [synonym, sense-specific]

stocky in build; sturdy | densely planted or placed | a rare word for "thicket" (13 of 341 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thickset

Merriam-Webster:

thickset | burly [synonym, sense-specific] | chunky [synonym, sense-specific] | dumpy [synonym, sense-specific] | heavyset [synonym, sense-specific] | squat [synonym, sense-specific] | squatty [synonym, sense-specific] | stout [synonym, sense-specific] | stubby [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

closely placed ; also, growing thickly | having a thick body; "burly" (11 of 117 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/thickset

Oxford Dictionary:

thickset [persons, animals] | stocky [synonym]

heavily or solidly built; stocky (5 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thickset

thickset

Syllabification: (thick┬Ěset) | [persons, animals] heavily or solidly built; stocky. (9 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/thickset

Random House Dictionary:

thickset

set thickly or in close arrangement; dense. | studded, or furnished thickly; closely packed. | heavily or solidly built; stocky. | a thicket. (20 of 43 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/thickset

Macmillan British Dictionary:

thickset

someone who is thickset has a wide strong body (9 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thickset

Cambridge Dictionary:

thickset

describes a person, especially a man, whose body is wide across the shoulders and chest and who is short; stocky (20 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thickset

Wiktionary:

thickset | thicksets [plural] | stout [synonym, sense-specific]

Having a short, heavy build; stout | Closely planted. | A thick hedge. | A stout, twilled cotton cloth; a fustian corduroy, or velveteen. (21 of 23 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thickset

American Heritage Dictionary:

thickset

Having a solid, stocky form or body; stout. | Positioned or placed closely together. (13 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

thickset

planted thickly or closely | thick in body; stocky | [archaic] a thicket (11 of 12 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

thickset

having a stocky physique | growing closely together (7 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719699​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Online Etymology:

thickset

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: thikke sette "with parts or things set close together" (of grass on a sward, and so on...), from "thick" + "set" (verb). Meaning "stocky, ... (26 of 32 etymology words)

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

thickset

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thickset"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thickset

Macmillan British Dictionary:

thickset

Audio: British English pronunciation of "thickset"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thickset

Macmillan American Dictionary:

thickset

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thickset"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/thickset

Cambridge Dictionary:

thickset

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "thickset"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "thickset"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thickset

the Free Dictionary:

thickset

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "thickset"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "thickset"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "thickset" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

thickset

Audio: English pronunciation of "thickset"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

thickset

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thickset"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=thicks​01 word=thickset

YourDictionary Audio:

thickset

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thickset" by speech synthesizer

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