Synonyms and related words:
Boeotian, adamantine, asinine, beef-brained, beef-witted, blockheaded, blockish, bony, bovine, bristling, broad-bodied, bulky, bullnecked, cement, cemental, chumpish, cloddish, close, close-knit, close-textured, close-woven, coarse, compact, compacted, compressed, concentrated, concrete, condensed, congested, consolidated, corneous, corpulent, cowish, crammed, crammed full, crass, crawling, crowded, diamondlike, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dull, dullard, dumb, duncical, duncish, durable, dure, enduring, exuberant, fat, fatheaded, firm, flintlike, flinty, flourishing, foolish, full, full-bodied, gluey, granitelike, granitic, gross, hard, hard as nails, hardhearted, heaped, heavy, heavyset, horny, impassable, impassive, impenetrable, impermeable, ineducable, iron-hard, ironlike, jam-packed, jammed, jungled, jungly, klutzy, lapideous, lasting, lethargic, lithoid, lithoidal, lumpish, lush, luxuriant, marble, marblelike, massed, massive, nonporous, numskulled, oafish, obdurate, obtuse, opaque, osseous, overgrown, overrun, packed, phlegmatic, piled, populous, rank, resistant, resistive, riotous, rocklike, rocky, rugged, serried, slow, slow-witted, sluggish, solid, sottish, sound, stable, steady, steellike, steely, stolid, stonelike, stony, stout, strong, stupid, sturdy, substantial, swarming, teeming, thick, thick-bodied, thick-growing, thick-witted, thickheaded, thickset, three-dimensional, tight, torpid, tough, unteachable, unweeded, unyielding, viscid, viscose, viscous, weed-choked, weed-ridden, weedy, well-built, well-constructed, well-founded, well-grounded, well-made, wrongheaded

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  • dense — [ dɑ̃s ] adj. • fin XIVe; lat. densus « épais » 1 ♦ Qui est compact, épais. Brouillard dense. ⇒ impénétrable. Le feuillage dense des arbres. ⇒ abondant, serré, touffu. ♢ Une foule dense, nombreuse et rassemblée. Circulation très dense. 2 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dense — Dense, a. [L. densus; akin to Gr. ? thick with hair or leaves: cf. F. dense.] 1. Having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dense — [dens] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: densus] 1.) made of or containing a lot of things or people that are very close together = ↑thick dense undergrowth/forest/woodland/jungle etc ▪ A narrow track wound steeply up through dense forest. ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dense — [ dens ] adjective * ▸ 1 with close things/people ▸ 2 smoke/gas: thick ▸ 3 person: stupid ▸ 4 not easy to understand ▸ 5 substance: heavy 1. ) with a lot of trees, plants, or leaves growing close together: dense undergrowth a ) containing a lot… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dense´ly — dense «dehns», adjective, dens|er dens|est. 1. closely packed together; thick: »a dense forest, a dense fog. Dense patches of briers are difficult to walk through. SYNONYM(S): compact, close …   Useful english dictionary

  • dense — dense; dense·ly; dense·ness; su·per·dense; con·dense; …   English syllables

  • dense — DENSE. adj. des 2 g. Terme didactique. Épais, compacte, dont les parties sont serrées. Corps dense. L eau est plus dense que l air. Il est opposé à Rare …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • dense — early 15c., from M.Fr. dense and directly from L. densus thick, crowded; cloudy, perhaps from PIE root *dens dense, thick (Cf. Gk. dasus hairy, shaggy ). Sense of stupid is first recorded 1822 …   Etymology dictionary

  • dense — DENSE. adj. de tout genre. Epais, compacte, dont les parties sont serrées. Corps dense. l eau est plus dense que l air …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • dense — [dens] adj. denser, densest [ME < L densus, compact < IE base * dens , thick > Gr dasys, thick (used of hair), Hittite dassuš, strong] 1. having the parts crowded together; packed tightly together; compact 2. difficult to get through,… …   English World dictionary

  • dense — [adj1] compressed, thick close, closeknit, compact, condensed, crammed, crowded, heaped, heavy, impenetrable, jammed, jampacked*, massed, opaque, packed, packed like sardines*, piled, solid, substantial, thickset; concept 483 Ant. open, scattered …   New thesaurus

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