Definition of dense
- dense vegetation
- dense traffic
- dense ignorance
- The set of rational numbers is dense.
- dense prose
- a dense fog
- a dense photographic negative
They cut a path through the dense jungle.
a dense tangle of wires
a dense cluster of stars
That part of the city has a dense population of immigrants.
A dense mass of spectators filled the courtroom.
In the movie, she plays his kind but somewhat dense aunt.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: having parts that are close together
: crowded with people
: not smart : not able to understand things easily
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