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den

 (dĕn)
n.
1. The shelter or retreat of a wild animal; a lair.
2. A cave or hollow used as a refuge or hiding place.
3. A hidden or squalid dwelling place: a den of thieves.
4. A secluded room for study or relaxation.
5. A unit of about eight to ten Cub Scouts.
intr.v. denned, den·ning, dens
To inhabit or hide in a den.

[Middle English, from Old English denn.]

den

(dɛn)
n
1. (Zoology) the habitat or retreat of a lion or similar wild animal; lair
2. a small or secluded room in a home, often used for carrying on a hobby
3. a squalid or wretched room or retreat
4. a site or haunt: a den of vice.
5. (Physical Geography) Scot a small wooded valley; dingle
6. (Team Sports, other than specified) dialect Scot and Northern English a place of sanctuary in certain catching games; home or base
vb, dens, denning or denned
(intr) to live in or as if in a den
[Old English denn; related to Old High German tenni threshing floor, early Dutch denne low ground, den, cave]

den

(dɛn)

n., v. denned, den•ning. n.
1. the lair or shelter of a wild animal, esp. a predatory mammal.
2. a room in a home designed to provide a comfortable atmosphere for conversation, reading, etc.
3. a cave used as a place of shelter or concealment.
4. a squalid place: dens of misery.
5. one of the units of a Cub Scout pack.
v.i.
6. to live in or as if in a den.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English denn, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German denne low ground, Old High German tenni floor]

Den.

Denmark.

Den

 a wild beasts’ lair, hence, the beasts themselves.
Examples: den of foxes, 1300; of lemur; of lions, 1380; of robbers, 1860; of snakes; of thieves, 1719; of tigers, 1400; of vice.

den


Past participle: denned
Gerund: denning

Imperative
den
den
Present
I den
you den
he/she/it dens
we den
you den
they den
Preterite
I denned
you denned
he/she/it denned
we denned
you denned
they denned
Present Continuous
I am denning
you are denning
he/she/it is denning
we are denning
you are denning
they are denning
Present Perfect
I have denned
you have denned
he/she/it has denned
we have denned
you have denned
they have denned
Past Continuous
I was denning
you were denning
he/she/it was denning
we were denning
you were denning
they were denning
Past Perfect
I had denned
you had denned
he/she/it had denned
we had denned
you had denned
they had denned
Future
I will den
you will den
he/she/it will den
we will den
you will den
they will den
Future Perfect
I will have denned
you will have denned
he/she/it will have denned
we will have denned
you will have denned
they will have denned
Future Continuous
I will be denning
you will be denning
he/she/it will be denning
we will be denning
you will be denning
they will be denning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been denning
you have been denning
he/she/it has been denning
we have been denning
you have been denning
they have been denning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been denning
you will have been denning
he/she/it will have been denning
we will have been denning
you will have been denning
they will have been denning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been denning
you had been denning
he/she/it had been denning
we had been denning
you had been denning
they had been denning
Conditional
I would den
you would den
he/she/it would den
we would den
you would den
they would den
Past Conditional
I would have denned
you would have denned
he/she/it would have denned
we would have denned
you would have denned
they would have denned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.den - the habitation of wild animalsden - the habitation of wild animals  
habitation - the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
2.den - a hiding placeden - a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws
hiding place - a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself)
3.den - a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts
social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
4.den - a room that is comfortable and secluded
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

den

noun
1. lair, hole, shelter, tunnel, lodge, cave, haunt, burrow, cavern, hide-out The skunk makes its den in burrows and hollow logs.
2. (Chiefly U.S.) study, retreat, sanctuary, hideaway, cloister, snug, sanctum, cubbyhole, snuggery The walls of his den were covered in posters.
3. haunt, resort, rendezvous, meeting place, hangout (informal), stamping ground, gathering place three illegal drinking dens

den

noun
1. A place used as an animal's dwelling:
2. A hiding place:
Translations
عَرينغُرْفَه شَخْصِيَّه صَغيرَه
doupěnorapracovna
hulehummerhybellejestudereværelse
luolapesä
barlangodú
greni, bælivinnuherbergi
darbo kambarysguoliskabinetas
alaatsevišķa istabamiga
bârlog
brlog
grythålajordkula
çalışma odasıin

den

[den] N
1. (wild animal's) → guarida f; [of fox] → madriguera f
a den of iniquity or viceun antro de vicio y perversión
a den of thievesuna guarida de ladrones
2. (US) (= private room) → estudio m, gabinete m

den

[ˈdɛn] n
[lion] → tanière f, antre m
(US) (= room) → antre m
(= meeting place) [drinkers, gamblers, addicts] → repaire m
a drinking den → un repaire d'ivrognes
a den of sth [vice, debauchery] → un lieu de qch
a den of iniquity → un lieu de perdition

den

n
(of lion, tiger etc)Höhle f, → Versteck nt; (of fox)Bau m
den of iniquity or viceLasterhöhle f; den of thievesSpelunke f, → Räuberhöhle f (hum) ? gambling den, opium den
(= study)Arbeitszimmer nt; (= private room)gemütliches Zimmer, Bude f (inf)

den

[dɛn] n (of wild animal) → tana, covo; (room) → stanzetta
he's up in his den reading → è su in camera sua a leggere
a den of iniquity → un luogo di perdizione
a den of thieves → un covo di ladri

den

(den) noun
1. the home of a wild beast. a lion's den.
2. a private room for working in etc.
References in classic literature ?
A fine view and a church tower opposite atone for the many stairs, and I took a fancy to my den on the spot.
Afire with eagerness she ran through a gar- den gate and, turning a corner by the banker's barn, went into a little side street.
Well, den, I'se come to ast yo' whut I'd bettah take wif me.
if you are friends to the king and have business with the army, your way would be to follow the river down to Edward, and lay the matter before Webb, who tarries there, instead of pushing into the defiles, and driving this saucy Frenchman back across Champlain, into his den again.
Projecting from the further angle of the room stands a dark-looking den --the bar-- a rude attempt at a right whale's head.
get him in it, then," said Mose, "and den he'd begin,
As I went out at his door I heard him murmur sleep- ily: "Give you good den, fair sir.
It is said that the Margravine would give herself up to debauchery and exceedingly fast living for several months at a time, and then retire to this miserable wooden den and spend a few months in repenting and getting ready for another good time.
Sometimes he spec he'll go 'way, en den agin he spec he'll stay.
I got somep'n' better to do den 'sociat'n' wid niggers as black as you is.
The jail was a trifling little brick den that stood in a marsh at the edge of the village, and no guards were afforded for it; indeed, it was seldom occupied.
So while we slept Umslopogaas crept like a snake from the fence of thorns, and, taking an assegai in his hand, he slipped away to the foot of the cliff where the lions had their den.