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Definitions of den

  1. To dwell as in a den. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To live in, or as in, a den. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. a room that is comfortable and secluded Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; esp., a cave used by a wild beast for shelter or concealment; as, a lion's den; a den of robbers. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A squalid place of resort; a wretched dwelling place; a haunt; as, a den of vice. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Cavern; the cave of a wild beast; lair; a cozy private room. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The hollow lair of a wild beast: a cave: provin., a narrow valley. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Cave; lair of a wild beast. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A cavern occupied by animals; a lair; a low haunt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A cave; a wild beast's lair; a miserable hovel; in names of places, a dell. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A cave or hollow place in the earth; a cave; the lair of a wild beast; a place of concealment; a wretched dwelling-place. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for den

  1. They were put to bed, and the next morning Daddy Morrison called them into his " den before he left for the office, and told them that for a week they could not go out of their own yard. – Brother and Sister by Josephine Lawrence
  2. Mistiss en Miss Lady, dee ain' know w'at ter make er all dis, en dee stan' dar lookin' fus' at Marster en den at one er n'er. – Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches by Joel Chandler Harris