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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 ?
Across a long field that had been seeded for clover but that had produced only a dense crop of yellow mustard weeds, he could see the public highway along which went a wagon filled with berry pickers returning from the fields.
The party had left the low and marshy land of the true jungle, and were among the foothills, though all about them was dense forest and underbush, which, in reality, was as much a jungle as the lower plains, but was less wet.
The sisters shuddered and clung closer to each other, while Heyward instinctively laid his hand on one of the pistols he had just drawn from their holsters, as he placed himself between his charge and those dense shadows that seemed to draw an impenetrable veil before the bosom of the forest.
In the morning, very shortly after breakfast, it was Clifford's custom to fall asleep in his chair; nor, unless accidentally disturbed, would he emerge from a dense cloud of slumber or the thinner mists that flitted to and fro, until well towards noonday.
It was doubtless caused by one of those meteors, which the night-watcher may so often observe burning out to waste, in the vacant regions of the atmosphere So powerful was its radiance, that it thoroughly illuminated the dense medium of cloud betwixt the sky and earth.
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.
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?
She broke into a run, shouting to the people to ask what was the matter, but not stopping to hear what they answered, till she had come to where the throng was so dense that she could no longer advance.
Whoever has travelled in the New England States will remember, in some cool village, the large farmhouse, with its clean-swept grassy yard, shaded by the dense and massive foliage of the sugar maple; and remember the air of order and stillness, of perpetuity and unchanging repose, that seemed to breathe over the whole place.
There are no richer parterres to my eyes than the dense beds of dwarf andromeda
He raised a smoke this time that darkened all the region, and must have made matters uncomfortable for the hermits, for the wind was their way, and it rolled down over their dens in a dense and billowy fog.
One never tires of poking about in the dense woods that clothe all these lofty Neckar hills to their beguiling and impressive charm in any country; but German legends and fairy tales have given these an added charm.