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den

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noun \ˈden\

Simple Definition of den

  • : the home of some kinds of wild animals

  • : an informal and comfortable room in a house

  • : a small and quiet room in a house where someone goes to read, work, etc.

Full Definition of den

  1. 1 :  the lair of a wild usually predatory animal

  2. 2 a (1) :  a hollow or cavern used especially as a hideout (2) :  a center of secret activity b :  a small usually squalid dwelling

  3. 3 :  a comfortable usually secluded room

  4. 4 :  a subdivision of a Cub Scout pack made up of two or more boys

Examples of den

  1. The bears will spend most of the winter in their den.

  2. The TV is in the den.

  3. He spent most evenings in the den reading and smoking his pipe.



Origin of den

Middle English, from Old English denn; akin to Old English denu valley, Old High German tenni threshing floor


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with den


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den

verb

Definition of den

dennedden·ning

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to live in or retire to a den <polar bears den in ice caves or snowdrifts>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to drive into a den



13th Century

First Known Use of den

13th century

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms


Den

abbreviation

Definition of Den

  1. Denmark





DEN Defined for Kids

den

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noun \ˈden\

Definition of den

  1. 1 :  the shelter or resting place of a wild animal <a fox's den>

  2. 2 :  a quiet or private room in a home

  3. 3 :  a hiding place (as for thieves)





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