Den meaning

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A unit of about eight to ten Cub Scouts.
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A cave or hollow used as a refuge or hiding place.
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The cave or other lair of a wild animal.
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The definition of a den is a hidden place where wild animals sleep or a small room in a house.

An example of a den is a bear cave.

An example of a den is where you would have books and a nice chair for reading in your house.

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The shelter or retreat of a wild animal; a lair.
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A hidden or squalid dwelling place.

A den of thieves.

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A secluded room for study or relaxation.
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A retreat or headquarters, as of thieves; haunt.
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A small, cozy room in a house, where a person can be alone to read, work, etc.
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A small, localized unit of Cub Scouts.
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To inhabit or hide in a den.
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A small, squalid room.
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To live or hide in or as in a den.
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(geo, place, proper) Denmark.
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(Directory Enabled Networks) The management of a network from a central depository of information about users, applications and network resources. Originally an initiative from Microsoft and Cisco, DEN was turned over to the DMTF in 1998, and its extensions were made part of the CIM specification in 1999. See WBEM, CIM and DMTF.
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A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; especially, a cave used by a wild animal for shelter or concealment.

A den of robbers.

Daniel was put into the lions’ den.

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A squalid or wretched place; a haunt.

A den of vice.

An opium den; a gambling den.

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A comfortable room not used for formal entertaining.
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(reflexive) To ensconce or hide oneself in (as in) a den.
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Abbreviation of denier (a unit of weight)
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(law) Abbreviation of Denmark.
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Origin of den

  • Middle English from Old English denn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English den, from Old English denn (“den, lair (of a beast), cave; a swine-pasture, a woodland pasture for swine”), from Proto-Germanic *danjō (“threshing-floor, barn-floor”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰen- (“flat surface, board, sheet, area, palm of the hand”). Cognate with Scots den (“den, lair”), Dutch denne (“burrow, den, cave, attic”), Dutch den (“ship's deck, threshing-floor, mountain floor”), Middle Low German denne, danne (“threshing-floor, small dale”), German Tenne (“threshing-floor”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French denier, from Latin denarius.

    From Wiktionary