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dense

 (dĕns)
adj. dens·er, dens·est
1.
a. Having relatively high density.
b. Crowded closely together; compact: a dense population.
2. Hard to penetrate; thick: a dense jungle.
3.
a. Permitting little light to pass through, because of compactness of matter: dense glass; a dense fog.
b. Opaque, with good contrast between light and dark areas. Used of a photographic negative.
4. Difficult to understand because of complexity or obscurity: a dense novel.
5. Slow to apprehend; thickheaded.

[Middle English, from Latin dēnsus.]

dense′ly adv.
dense′ness n.

dense

(dɛns)
adj
1. thickly crowded or closely set: a dense crowd.
2. thick; impenetrable: a dense fog.
3. (General Physics) physics having a high density
4. stupid; dull; obtuse
5. (Photography) (of a photographic negative) having many dark or exposed areas
6. (General Physics) (of an optical glass, colour, etc) transmitting little or no light
[C15: from Latin densus thick; related to Greek dasus thickly covered with hair or leaves]
ˈdensely adv
ˈdenseness n

dense

(dɛns)

adj. dens•er, dens•est.
1. having the component parts closely compacted together; crowded or compact: a dense forest.
2. stupid; slow-witted; dull.
3. intense; extreme.
4. relatively opaque; transmitting little light, as a photographic negative, optical glass, or color.
5. difficult to understand because of being closely packed with ideas or complexities of style.
[1590–1600; < Latin dēnsus thick; akin to Greek dasýs]
dense′ly, adv.
dense′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dense - permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
2.dense - hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
impenetrable - not admitting of penetration or passage into or through; "an impenetrable fortress"; "impenetrable rain forests"
3.dense - having high relative density or specific gravity; "dense as lead"
heavy - of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"
4.dense - slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

dense

adjective
2. heavy, thick, substantial, opaque, impenetrable, smoggy a dense column of smoke
4. stupid (Informal) slow, thick, dull, dumb (informal), crass, dozy (Brit. informal), dozy (Brit. informal), stolid, dopey (informal), moronic, obtuse, brainless, blockheaded, braindead (informal), dumb-ass (informal), dead from the neck up (informal), thickheaded, blockish, dim-witted (informal), slow-witted, thick-witted He's not a bad man, just a bit dense.
stupid quick, bright, alert, clever, intelligent

dense

adjective
1. Having all parts near to each other:
2. Growing profusely:
3. Lacking in intelligence:
Informal: thick.
Slang: dimwitted, dopey.
Translations
بَليد، غَليظ الدِّماغكَثيفكَثِيف
hustýnechápavýhloupý
tættyktykhovedetdumkompakt
tiheätiivishämäräpimeäsankka
gust
òéttur, samòjappaîurtregur, òunnur
密集した
밀집한
tankiaitankistankustirštas
aprobežotsbiezsblīvsstulbs
gęstytępyzbityzwarty
gost
tät
หนาแน่น
đậm đặc

dense

[dens] ADJ (denser (compar) (densest (superl)))
1. (= thick) [forest, vegetation, fog] → denso, espeso; [crowd] → nutrido; [population] → denso
2. [Phys] [liquid, substance] → denso
3. [person] → corto de entendederas, duro de mollera

dense

[ˈdɛns] adj
(= thick) [foliage, forest] → dense; [crowd] → dense; [smoke] → dense
(= stupid) → bouché(e)
He's so dense! → Il est vraiment bouché!

dense

adj (+er)
(= thick) fog, smoke, forestdicht (also Phys); crowddicht gedrängt
prose, language, style, book, film (= concentrated)gedrängt; (= over-complex)überladen
(inf) person (= of low intellect)beschränkt (inf); (= slow)begriffsstutzig (inf), → schwer von Begriff (inf)

dense

[dɛns] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) (fog) → denso/a, fitto/a; (forest, crowd) → fitto/a; (fur) → folto/a (fam) (person, stupid) → tonto/a, ottuso/a

dense

(dens) adjective
1. thick and close. We made our way through dense forest; The fog was so dense that we could not see anything.
2. very stupid. He's so dense I have to tell him everything twice.
ˈdensely adverb
very closely together. The crowd was densely packed.
ˈdensity noun
1. the number of items, people etc found in a given area compared with other areas especially if large. the density of the population.
2. the quantity of matter in each unit of volume. the density of a gas.

dense

كَثِيف hustý tæt dicht gedrängt πυκνός denso, espeso tiheä dense gust denso 密集した 밀집한 compact ugjennomtrengelig gęsty denso густой tät หนาแน่น sık đậm đặc 稠密的

dense

a. denso-a, espeso-a.

dense

adj denso
References in classic literature ?
Now, however preposterous it may at first seem to talk of any creature's skin as being of that sort of consistence and thickness, yet in point of fact these are no arguments against such a presumption; because you cannot raise any other dense enveloping layer from the whale's body but that same blubber; and the outermost enveloping layer of any animal, if reasonably dense, what can that be but the skin?
At the base of one of the mountains, and surrounded on all sides by dense groves, a series of vast terraces of stone rises, step by step, for a considerable distance up the hill side.
An angry wind blew cold and raised dense clouds of dust, while the trees shook and moaned in a weird way.
I thought now that my last hour was surely come; but the huge creature, picking me up gently enough, set me upon its back, where I clung more dead than alive, and followed by the whole herd turned and crashed off into the dense forest.
If she managed to get across it, they must throw the comb behind them and run for their lives, for where the comb fell a dense forest would start up, which would delay the witch so long that they would be able to get safely away.
The fog had grown so dense that though it was growing light they could not see ten paces ahead.
This done, a broad, semicircular line is cut round the hole, the hook is inserted, and the main body of the crew striking up a wild chorus, now commence heaving in one dense crowd at the windlass.
For the most part the winding alleys were in dense shadow and even in the immediate vicinity of the flares the illumination was far from brilliant.
It was a beautiful, gently rolling country, broken by occasional outcroppings of sandstone and by patches of dense forest relieved by open, park-like stretches and broad meadows whereon grazed countless herbivorous animals--red deer, aurochs, and infinite variety of antelope and at least three distinct species of horse, the latter ranging in size from a creature about as large as Nobs to a magnificent animal fourteen to sixteen hands high.
Immediately there was a crashing through the yellow canes, and a sound of voices from the dense green jungle that marked the morass through which I had run on the previous day.
There were three of them, and they were racing madly in single file through the dense undergrowth.
Long did Alleyne bear the scene in mind--the knot of knights in their dull leaden-hued armor, the ruddy visage of Sir Oliver, the craggy features of the Scottish earl, the shining scalp of Sir Nigel, with the dense ring of hard, bearded faces and the long brown heads of the horses, all topped and circled by the beetling cliffs.