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, tight, 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]

Inflection of dicht
uninflected dicht
inflected dichte
comparative dichter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial dicht dichter het dichtst
het dichtste
indefinite m./f. sing. dichte dichtere dichtste
n. sing. dicht dichter dichtste
plural dichte dichtere dichtste
definite dichte dichtere dichtste
partitive dichts dichters

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 dīchte, from Old High German *dīhti, from Proto-Germanic *þinhtaz. The modern vocalism is from Middle Low German dicht(e) with Low German shortening before -cht (compare German leicht and German Low German licht). The expected form deicht is attested in early modern German. Cognate with Dutch dicht.

Adjective[edit]

dicht (comparative dichter, superlative am dichtesten)

  1. thick, tight, dense
    • 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. impermeable, sealed, shut, locked (preventing passage or entrance)
  3. (with bei or an) close to
  4. (colloquial) drunk
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

dicht

  1. closely

Etymology 2[edit]

From dichten (not related with etymology 1).

Verb[edit]

dicht

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

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

dicht

  1. third-person singular present indicative of dichten
  2. second-person plural present indicative of dichten
  3. second-person singular imperative of dichten
  4. second-person plural imperative of dichten