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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
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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"
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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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

den

noun
1. A place used as an animal's dwelling:
2. A hiding place:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

den

(den) noun
1. the home of a wild beast. a lion's den.
2. a private room for working in etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Little, narrow streets; dirty children blockading them; greasy, slovenly women capturing and spanking them; filthy dens on first floors, with rag stores in them (the heaviest business in the Faubourg is the chiffonier's); other filthy dens where whole suits of second and third-hand clothing are sold at prices that would ruin any proprietor who did not steal his stock; still other filthy dens where they sold groceries--sold them by the half-pennyworth--five dollars would buy the man out, goodwill and all.
Den he would pull me away-dis great, dark devil, mit his enormous paws~hush as if I was a child.
Lo, this is the tarantula's den! Would'st thou see the tarantula itself?
A wise man 'ud take en buil' a biler-factry; en den he could shet DOWN de biler-factry when he want to res'."
Yo' pappy would sell him to somebody, sometime, en den he'd go down de river, sho', en I couldn't, couldn't, couldn't stan' it."
A LION, fatigued by the heat of a summer's day, fell fast asleep in his den. A Mouse ran over his mane and ears and woke him from his slumbers.
But the Leader of the Lions, when he got back to his den, saw his wife, the Queen Lioness, come running out to meet him with her hair untidy.
As we got into the New Row, which was hardly wide enough to hold the Doctor and his gown, click, click, click, we heard in the old Madman's den. Then that stopped all of a sudden, and the bolts went to like fun.
Den preach to him yourself, sullenly turning to go.
Look thy den is hid and deep, Lest a wrong, by thee forgot, Draw thy killer to the spot.
When I was a-crossin' deh street deh chump runned plump inteh me, an' den he turns aroun' an' says, 'Yer insolen' ruffin,' he says, like dat.
The prisoners, in their expressive language, have named it the "Lions' Den," probably because the captives possess teeth which frequently gnaw the bars, and sometimes the keepers also.