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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French dense, from Latin densus.

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AdjectiveEdit

dense (comparative denser, superlative densest)

  1. Having relatively high density.
    Synonym: solid
  2. Compact; crowded together.
    Synonyms: compact, crowded, packed; see also Thesaurus:compact
    Antonyms: diffuse; see also Thesaurus:diffuse
  3. Thick; difficult to penetrate.
    Synonyms: thick, solid
    Antonym: thin
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 13, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes. He said that if you wanted to do anything for them, you must rule them, not pamper them.
  4. Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.
    Synonyms: cloudy, opaque; see also Thesaurus:opaque
    Antonyms: clear, diaphanous, see-through, translucent, transparent; see also Thesaurus:transparent, Thesaurus:translucent
  5. Obscure, or difficult to understand.
    Synonyms: abstruse, difficult, hard, incomprehensible, obscure, tough; see also Thesaurus:incomprehensible
    Antonyms: clear, comprehensible, easy, simple, straightforward, understandable; see also Thesaurus:comprehensible
  6. (mathematics, topology) Being a subset of a topological space that approximates the space well. See Wikipedia article on dense sets for mathematical definition.
    Antonym: meager
  7. (of a person) Slow to comprehend; of low intelligence.
    Synonyms: dumb, slow, stupid, thick; see also Thesaurus:stupid
    Antonyms: bright, canny, intelligent, quick, quick-witted, smart; see also Thesaurus:intelligent

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NounEdit

dense (plural denses)

  1. A thicket.

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From densa +‎ -e.

AdverbEdit

dense

  1. densely

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin densus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dense (plural denses)

  1. dense

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dense

  1. Feminine plural of adjective denso.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dēnsus (dense, close, frequent) +‎ (adverbial suffix).

AdverbEdit

dēnsē (comparative dēnsius, superlative dēnsissimē)

  1. closely, in rapid succession

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VerbEdit

dense

  1. Compound of the second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of dar, den and the pronoun se.