dicht

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dicht, from Old Dutch *thīht, from Proto-Germanic *þinhtaz. Cognate with English tight and German dicht (dense).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dicht (comparative dichter, superlative dichtst)

  1. thick, dense
  2. close
    „Wie vorig jaar zijn woning verkocht, kreeg een prijs die relatief dicht bij de oorspronkelijke vraagprijs lag”, staat in het onderzoek. — “Who in the previous year sold his home, obtained a price that lay relatively close to the original asking price,” stated the research paper.
    (Het Algemeen Dagblad, 5 January 2007)
  3. closed, shut
    Ik spring lachend in het diepe met m'n ogen dicht. — I jump laughing into the deep with my eyes shut. (Marco Borsato ft. Sita – Lopen Op Het Water)

Declension[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • (thick): dun
  • (closed, shut): open

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

dicht n (plural dichten, diminutive dichtje n)

  1. short for gedicht: poem

Verb[edit]

dicht

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of dichten
  2. imperative of dichten

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German dicht, from Old High German *dīht, from Proto-Germanic *þinhtaz.

Adjective[edit]

dicht (comparative dichter, superlative am dichtesten)

  1. thick
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 33/2010, page 31:
      Baschir trägt einen dichten Bart, der einzig die Partie zwischen der Oberlippe und seiner großen Nase ausspart.
      Baschir wears a thick beard, which only leaves out the part between the upper lip and his big nose.
  2. tight
  3. close
  4. dense
  5. impermeable, sealed, closed (preventing passage or entrance)
Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

dicht

  1. closely

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

dicht

  1. Imperative singular of dichten.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of dichten.

Related terms[edit]