Definitions for dense
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word dense.
dense, heavy, impenetrableadjective
permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
"dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
hard to pass through because of dense growth
"dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
having high relative density or specific gravity
"dense as lead"
dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slowadjective
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"
Having relatively high density.
Compact; crowded together.
Thick; difficult to penetrate.
Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.
Obscure, or difficult to understand.
Being a subset of a topological space that approximates the space well. See Wikipedia article on s for mathematical definition.
Of a person, slow to comprehend; of low intelligence.
Etymology: From densus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Close; compact; approaching to solidity; having small interstices between the constituent particles.
Etymology: densus, Latin.
The cause of cold is the density of the body; for all dense bodies are colder than most other bodies, as metals, stone, glass; and they are longer in heating than softer bodies. Francis Bacon.
In the air the higher you go, the less it is compressed, and consequently the less dense it is; and so the upper part is exceedingly thinner than the lower part which we breathe. John Locke.
Dense generally refers to the degree of compactness or concentration of something. It could be referring to an object or substance having parts or elements closely packed together, an area filled with people or things, or a text that is difficult to understand due to complexity. The specific meaning often depends on the context in which it is used.
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
stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance
Etymology: [L. densus; akin to Gr. thick with hair or leaves: cf. F. 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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dens, adj. thick, close, compact: impenetrably stupid.—n. a thicket.—adv. Dense′ly.—ns. Dense′ness; Dens′ity, the quality of being dense: the proportion of mass to bulk or volume: the quantity of matter per unit of bulk. [L. densus, thick.]
thickly crowded together.
The numerical value of dense in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of dense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Every existence is a bending in the space-time of general existence and can sometimes become so dense that it does not resonate with anything from outside.
If you're talking about a crime that occurred at 6 p.m. on a Saturday in a highly dense, congested residential area, somebody had to have seen or heard something.
If my life was dense from all my blues I'd raise my frequency just by wanting you.
When your eyes are blue with tears and your soul is dense with fears remember God still holds you dear and with his angels keeps you clear.
Town planners today in tropical regions are adopting the dispersed approach in cities rather than the dense vertical approach, so actually even today we’re now realizing that what they were doing in the past was the best way to support dense populations in a given region.
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- гъст, плътен, тъп, компактен, непрозрачен, глупавBulgarian
- densCatalan, Valencian
- tæt, kompaktDanish
- espeso, obscuro, denso, cabeza dura, compacto, enigmático, tupido, menso, macizoSpanish
- sankka, tiivis, tiheä, hämärä, pimeä, taajaFinnish
- խիտ, թանձրArmenian
- denso, pastosoItalian
- 密, 濃いJapanese
- apiapi, whakaapiMāori
- збиен, густMacedonian
- tępy, zbity, gęsty, zwartyPolish
- ګڼ, ټينګPashto, Pushto
- denso, compactoPortuguese
- тупой, густой, плотный, компактный, непрозрачный, глупыйRussian
- tät, kompakt, trögSwedish
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