(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. contract, covenant; subcompact, mini; makeup or vanity case. See agreement, vehicle, beauty. — adj. solid, dense, concentrated; concise. See density, shortness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. compressed, condensed, dense, small; see short 2 , snug 2 , thick 1 , 3 .
See Synonym Study at thick . n.
1. [A small cosmetic case]
Syn. vanity case, vanity, makeup case, powder case, powder and rouge box; see also case 7 , container .
2. [An agreement]
Syn. pact, contract, covenant; see agreement 3 , treaty .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
agreement, contract, treaty, bond, bargain, deal, understanding, arrangement, pact, covenant.
pack, condense, compress, concentrate, consolidate, squeeze together, contract, cram.
ANT.: loosen, expand, blow up
1. dense solid, compressed, pressed, thick, close, firm, tight-knit, impermeable.
2.small portable, tiny, handy.
3. short concise, brief, succinct, pithy, condensed, abridged.
ANT.: 1. loose. 2. large, ponderous. 3. elongated, prolonged, expanded.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To subject to compression: compress, constrict, constringe, squeeze. See TIGHTEN. 2. To reduce in size, as by drawing together: compress, constrict, constringe, contract, shrink. See INCREASE.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having all parts near to each other: close, crowded, dense, packed, thick, tight. See TIGHTEN. 2. Precisely meaningful and tersely cogent: aphoristic, epigrammatic, epigrammatical, marrowy, pithy. Informal: brass-tacks. Idioms: down to brass tacks, to the point. See MEANING, STYLE. 3. Short, heavy, and solidly built: blocky, chunky, dumpy, heavyset, squat, stocky, stodgy, stubby, stumpy, thick, thickset. See FAT.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. An act or state of agreeing between parties regarding a course of action: accord, agreement, arrangement, bargain, deal, pact, understanding. See AGREE. 2. A legally binding arrangement between parties: agreement, bond, contract, convention, covenant, pact. See AGREE. 3. An agreement, especially one involving a sale or exchange: bargain, contract, covenant, deal, transaction. See AGREE.

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