Definitions for densedɛns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

densedɛns(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.

    Category: Photography

  5. difficult to understand because of being closely packed with ideas or complexities of style.

Origin of dense:

1590–1600; < L dēnsus thick; akin to Gk dasýs


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dense, heavy, impenetrable(adj)

    permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

    "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"

  2. dense, thick(adj)

    hard to pass through because of dense growth

    "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"

  3. dense(adj)

    having high relative density or specific gravity

    "dense as lead"

  4. dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dense(adjective)ɛns

    containing many things close together

    a dense area of rain forest; one of the world's densest cities

  2. denseɛns

    difficult to see through

    dense fog/smoke

  3. denseɛns

    heavy in relation to size

    one of the densest planets

  4. denseɛns


    ***Don't be so dense!

  5. denseɛns

    (of written text) too difficult to read and understand quickly

    a dense novel; a densely populated area


  1. dense(Adjective)

    Having relatively high density.

  2. dense(Adjective)

    Compact; crowded together.

  3. dense(Adjective)

    Thick; difficult to penetrate.

  4. dense(Adjective)

    Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.

  5. dense(Adjective)

    Obscure, or difficult to understand.

  6. dense(Adjective)

    Being a subset of a topological space that approximates the space well. See Wikipedia article on s for mathematical definition.

  7. dense(Adjective)

    Of a person, slow to comprehend; of low intelligence.

  8. Origin: From densus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dense(adj)

    having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense forest; a dense fog

  2. Dense(adj)

    stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance


  1. Dense

    Dense is a 2004 American television short film directed and written by Vanessa Williams and Shari Poindexter, and aired on the TV channel Showtime.

Anagrams of dense

  1. needs

  2. denes

Translations for dense

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


thick and close

We made our way through dense forest; The fog was so dense that we could not see anything.

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