den (plural dens)
- A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; especially, a cave used by a wild animal for shelter or concealment.
- a den of robbers
- Daniel was put into the lions’ den.
- A squalid or wretched place; a haunt.
- a den of vice
- an opium den; a gambling den
- A comfortable room not used for formal entertaining.
- Synonyms: family room
- (UK, Scotland, obsolete) A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell.
- (home of certain animals) lair
- See also: Wiktionary appendix of animal terms, including their homes
- French: antre, tanière, repaire
- German: Höhle, Bau
- Italian: covo, tana
- Portuguese: toca, cova
- Russian: нора́
- Spanish: madriguera, cubil, guarida
- Russian: прито́н
den (dens, present participle denning; past and past participle denned)Noun
- Abbreviation of denier#English|denier (a unit of weight)
den (not comparable)
- Eye dialect spelling of then#English|then, representing African-American Vernacular English.
- (sports) Abbreviation of Denver#English|Denver.