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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"

Wiktionary

  1. dense(Adjective)

    Having relatively high density.

    Etymology: From densus.

  2. dense(Adjective)

    Compact; crowded together.

    Etymology: From densus.

  3. dense(Adjective)

    Thick; difficult to penetrate.

    Etymology: From densus.

  4. dense(Adjective)

    Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.

    Etymology: From densus.

  5. dense(Adjective)

    Obscure, or difficult to understand.

    Etymology: From densus.

  6. dense(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From densus.

  7. dense(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. densus; akin to Gr. thick with hair or leaves: cf. F. dense.]

  2. Dense(adj)

    stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance

    Etymology: [L. densus; akin to Gr. thick with hair or leaves: cf. F. dense.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dense

    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.]

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  2. denes

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dense in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dense in a Sentence

  1. Michael Katchen:

    There is a benefit in being part of the engineering culture in the Valley ... a different sort of skill set that you acquire from being in senior positions or being around such a dense population of startups.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    In a democracy only protection, defense and freedom are promised; equality, wealth, and healthcare can be enhanced based upon the path you follow; some are bestowed a paved golden path at birth; however, the masses must create their own path through the dense jungle.

  3. Ross MacPhee:

    Despite their ungainly appearance, different species of glyptodonts occupied habitats as distinct as open grassland and dense woodland, all the way from Patagonia to the southern parts of the continental United States, although their disappearance has been blamed on human depredation as well as climate change, some species persisted into the early part of the modern or Holocene epoch, long after the disappearance of mammoths and saber-toothed cats. Like the loss of giant ground sloths, mastodons, and dozens of other remarkable mammalian species, the precise cause of the New World megafaunal extinctions remains uncertain.

  4. Elena Tovar:

    The major hypothesis that can be taken away from this study is interesting but not so mind-blowing - eating more frequently throughout the day leads to a greater intake of healthier, lower calorically-dense foods, which in turn leads to a lower overall caloric intake and BMI, this just makes sense - eating more often staves off hunger so that we don’t end up eating whatever we can get our hands on later on, thereby making it more likely that the foods we eat are healthier.

  5. Los Angeles-based:

    Because it’s only picked a couple days before the corn is mature, there’s not as much time for the minerals and nutrients to become as nutrient dense.

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