• (RP, America) IPA: /dɛns/

dense (comparative denser, superlative densest)

  1. Having relatively high density.
    Synonyms: solid
  2. Compact; crowded together.
    Synonyms: compact, crowded, packed, Thesaurus:compact
    Antonyms: diffuse, Thesaurus:diffuse
  3. Thick; difficult to penetrate.
    Synonyms: thick, solid
    Antonyms: thin
  4. Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.
    Synonyms: cloudy, opaque, Thesaurus:opaque
    Antonyms: clear, diaphanous, see-through, translucent, transparent, Thesaurus:transparent, Thesaurus:translucent
  5. Obscure, or difficult to understand.
    Synonyms: abstruse, difficult, hard, incomprehensible, obscure, tough, Thesaurus:incomprehensible
    Antonyms: clear, comprehensible, easy, simple, straightforward, understandable, 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.
    Antonyms: meager
  7. (of a person) Slow to comprehend; of low intelligence.anchor ADJ7
    Synonyms: dumb, slow, stupid, thick, Thesaurus:stupid
    Antonyms: bright, canny, intelligent, quick, quick-witted, smart, Thesaurus:intelligent
Antonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • German: dicht
  • Russian: непрозра́чный
  • Spanish: denso, tupido (a forest)
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: bouché
  • Russian: тупо́й
  • Spanish: cabeza dura, menso

dense (plural denses)

  1. A thicket.

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