heaviness vs thickness what difference

what is difference between heaviness and thickness

English

Etymology

From Middle English hevinesse, from Old English hefiġnes (heaviness). Equivalent to heavy +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛvɪnəs/

Noun

heaviness (countable and uncountable, plural heavinesses)

  1. The state of being heavy; weight, weightiness, force of impact or gravity.
  2. (archaic) Oppression; dejectedness, sadness; low spirits.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
      First got with guile, and then preseru’d with dread, / And after spent with pride and lauishnesse, / Leauing behind them griefe and heauinesse.
  3. (obsolete) Drowsiness.
    • c. 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I scene ii[1]:
      Miranda: The strangeness of your story put / Heaviness in me.

Translations

Anagrams

  • evanishes


English

Etymology

From Middle English thikkenesse, thiknesse, from Old English þicnes (thickness, viscosity, density, hardness; obscurity, cloud, darkness; thicket; depth, a thick body, anything thick or heavy), equivalent to thick +‎ -ness. Eclipsed non-native Middle English crassitude (thickness) from Latin crassitūdō (thickness).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈθɪknəs/
  • Hyphenation: thick‧ness

Noun

thickness (countable and uncountable, plural thicknesses)

  1. (uncountable) The property of being thick (in dimension).
  2. (uncountable) A measure of how thick (in dimension) something is.
    The thickness of the Earth’s crust varies from two to 70 kilometres.
  3. (countable) A layer.
    We upholstered the seat with three thicknesses of cloth to make it more comfortable to sit on.
  4. (uncountable) The quality of being thick (in consistency).
    Whip the cream until it reaches a good thickness.
  5. (uncountable, informal) The property of being thick (slow to understand).

Synonyms

  • (the property of being thick in dimension): fatness
  • (measure): depth
  • (layer): layer, stratum
  • (in consistency): density, viscosity
  • (property of being stupid): denseness, slowness, stupidity, thickheadedness

Antonyms

  • (in consistency): fluidity, liquidity, runniness, thinness, wateriness
  • (property of being stupid): mental acuity, mental agility, quick-wittedness, sharpness

Translations

Further reading

  • Thickness on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Nitschkes, shitnecks, tschinkes

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