# thickness-n; 5 Senses

### Sense Number 1: a spatial dimension of a three-dimensional object

Commentary: THICKNESS[+form][+spatial][+dimension]

Examples:
We measured the thickness of the bookshelves to make sure they would fit in the space.
The immense thickness of the walls prevented any sounds from escaping the dungeon.
There is just a single thickness of plywood between the two outer boards.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 2: indistinct vocal articulations

Commentary: THICKNESS[+action][+articulation][+vocal][+indistinct]

Examples:
The thickness of his voice suggested he'd been drinking heavily.
After her stroke, Mary's grandmother had a certain thickness to her speech.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 3: The quality of denseness of a material

Commentary: THICKNESS[+quality][+compactness][+density]
NOTE: refers to compactness of a substance in a given area

Examples:
She ran her hand through the thickness of her coat's mink fur.
Bob tried a treatment to increase the thickness of his hair.
The thickness of flying insects at dusk made us decide to move the party indoors.
THe boats waited at anchor until the thickness of the fog had lifted.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

### Sense Number 4: the quality of resistance to flow, viscosity of a liquid

Commentary: THICKNESS[+quality][+resistance][+viscosity]

Examples:
The thickness of the syrup is just right when it coats the back of a spoon.
The thickness of honey prevents bacteria from growing in it.
The tanks got bogged down in the thickness of the mud.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

### Sense Number 5: the quality of being stupid, dull

Commentary: THICKNESS[+quality][+stupidity]

Examples:
Bob despairs of what he perceives as a thickness of mind in most politicians.
Betty felt his thickness about people's feelings was inexcusable.

Mappings:
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 6