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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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)
InflectionEdit
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
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch dicht.

NounEdit

dicht n (plural dichten, diminutive dichtje n)

  1. (literary) poem
  2. (archaic, literary) poetry
    Antonym: ondicht
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See etymology on the main entry.

VerbEdit

dicht

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

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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, English tight.

AdjectiveEdit

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
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

dicht

  1. closely

Etymology 2Edit

From dichten (not related with etymology 1).

VerbEdit

dicht

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

Further readingEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German dīhte, from Old High German *dīhti, from Proto-Germanic *þinhtaz. The variant diicht is inherited; the form with a short vowel is influenced by German dicht, itself influenced by Middle Low German dicht (alongside obsolete German deicht). Cognate with Dutch dicht, English tight.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dicht (masculine dichten, neuter dicht, comparative méi dicht, superlative am dichtsten)

  1. dense
  2. impermeable; watertight

VerbEdit

dicht

  1. inflection of dichten:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person plural present indicative
    3. second-person singular and plural imperative

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German dicht, Dutch dicht, English tight.

AdjectiveEdit

dicht

  1. dense
  2. close, nearby

ScotsEdit

VerbEdit

dicht

  1. (transitive) To wipe.