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Meaning of DENSE

Pronunciation:  dens

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"
  3. [adj]  having high relative density or specific gravity; "dense as lead"
  4. [adj]  hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
  5. [adj]  permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"

DENSE is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: compact, concentrated, dim, dull, dumb, heavy, impenetrable, obtuse, slow, stupid, thick



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dense\, a. [L. densus; akin to Gr. ? thick with hair or
leaves: cf. F. dense.]
1. 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.

         All sorts of bodies, firm and fluid, dense and rare.

         To replace the cloudy barrier dense.  --Cowper.

2. Stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance.

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