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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