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Definition of "den" []

  • The shelter or retreat of a wild animal; a lair. (noun)
  • A cave or hollow used as a refuge or hiding place. (noun)
  • A hidden or squalid dwelling place: a den of thieves. (noun)
  • A secluded room for study or relaxation. (noun)
  • A unit of about eight to ten Cub Scouts. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "den" in a sentence
  • "January 22, 2008 at 8:05 am mai brudder took Barbie and tieded a string on her nek and dunkeded her in gasoline and sets her ablazin den he swings her aroun in big circle ober his hed while he be chasin me…..ai thought it was her screemin den ai real-eyezed it be me screamin….taked me yeers to get bedder…..den ai foun out ai be good at fixin burns an helpin sik peeps….da rest be hiss-teree!"
  • "In Swedish the word den meant “the,” but döve was not a white bird of peace."
  • "Again and again he interrupted her to express his doubt on that point, and when dinner was over and Mrs. Bannister had retired, and we were smoking in the room which he called his den, he unmasked to me a mind weary of working over nothing."