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De·ne

also Dé·né  (dā′nē, dā-nā′)
n. (used with a pl. verb)
The Athabaskan-speaking peoples of northwest Canada and inland Alaska considered as a group.

dene

 (dēn)
n. Chiefly British
A sandy tract or dune by the seashore.

[Possibly East Frisian düne, a sand dune; akin to dune.]

dene

(diːn) or

dean

n
(Physical Geography) Brit a valley, esp one that is narrow and wooded
[Old English denu valley; see den]

dene

(diːn) or

dean

n
(Physical Geography) dialect chiefly Southern English a sandy stretch of land or dune near the sea
[C13: probably related to Old English dūn hill; see down3]

Dene

(ˈdɛnɪ; ˈdɛneɪ)
pl n
(Peoples) the North American Indian peoples of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories in Canada. The official body representing them is called the Dene Nation
[via French déné, from Athapascan dene people]

dene

(din)

n. Brit.
a sandy tract or low hill.
[1815–20; earlier den, in same sense, Middle English (in phrase den and strond); of uncertain orig.]
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Oldacre is a bachelor, fifty-two years of age, and lives in Deep Dene House, at the Sydenham end of the road of that name.
This place, Deep Dene House, is a big modern villa of staring brick, standing back in its own grounds, with a laurel-clumped lawn in front of it.
A crowd of morbid sightseers were still gathered round Deep Dene House, which was just such a suburban villa as I had pictured.
IN reply to John Dias's letter (last Monday), if you are hoping for a reply from the council about the lack of maintenance of our parks, denes and green spaces, you'll wait a long time.
MICK McCarthy insists it will still be difficult to accommodate Wolves midfielder Denes Rosa in his first-team plans - despite the Hungarian's glut of goals for the reserves.
I told the guys, 'We're not going to win this game in overtime,' '' goaltender Shaun Denes said.
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Italian-born Denes Petri and his wife Roseanne said they had become the target of mindless bigots.
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FIVE denes are to be transformed into gateways to Durham's designated heritage coastline.
A strike from Hungarian midfielder Denes Rosa, his first for the club, followed by Kenny Miller's penalty sealed the points and moved Wolves into the top six of the Championship.