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My mother thought Hollywood was a den of iniquity, and people came to terrible bad ends there.
Kitty Carlisle

Meaning of "den" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DEN

Old English denn; related to Old High German tenni threshing floor, early Dutch denne low ground, den, cave.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DEN

den  [dɛn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Den is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb den in English.

WHAT DOES DEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Den

Den may refer to: ▪ Den, a part of a house similar to the living room: a den is about the size of a living room, but smaller than a family room ▪ An animal burrow or maternity den ▪ Den, the abbreviation for the orchid genus Dendrobium ▪ Children's den, referring to a shelter built by children in bushes or up trees, etc. ▪ Denier or den, units of textile measurement ▪ Den, a Ukrainian newspaper ▪ Den, a Pharaoh of Egypt ▪ DEN the digital entertainment network or den.net ▪ The Den Toronto, a jewellery studio in Toronto, Ontario...

Definition of den in the English dictionary

The first definition of den in the dictionary is the habitat or retreat of a lion or similar wild animal; lair. Other definition of den is a small or secluded room in a home, often used for carrying on a hobby. Den is also a squalid or wretched room or retreat.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DEN

PRESENT

Present
I den
you den
he/she/it dens
we den
you den
they den
Present continuous
I am dening
you are dening
he/she/it is dening
we are dening
you are dening
they are dening
Present perfect
I have dened
you have dened
he/she/it has dened
we have dened
you have dened
they have dened
Present perfect continuous
I have been dening
you have been dening
he/she/it has been dening
we have been dening
you have been dening
they have been dening
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I dened
you dened
he/she/it dened
we dened
you dened
they dened
Past continuous
I was dening
you were dening
he/she/it was dening
we were dening
you were dening
they were dening
Past perfect
I had dened
you had dened
he/she/it had dened
we had dened
you had dened
they had dened
Past perfect continuous
I had been dening
you had been dening
he/she/it had been dening
we had been dening
you had been dening
they had been dening
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will den
you will den
he/she/it will den
we will den
you will den
they will den
Future continuous
I will be dening
you will be dening
he/she/it will be dening
we will be dening
you will be dening
they will be dening
Future perfect
I will have dened
you will have dened
he/she/it will have dened
we will have dened
you will have dened
they will have dened
Future perfect continuous
I will have been dening
you will have been dening
he/she/it will have been dening
we will have been dening
you will have been dening
they will have been dening
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would den
you would den
he/she/it would den
we would den
you would den
they would den
Conditional continuous
I would be dening
you would be dening
he/she/it would be dening
we would be dening
you would be dening
they would be dening
Conditional perfect
I would have den
you would have den
he/she/it would have den
we would have den
you would have den
they would have den
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been dening
you would have been dening
he/she/it would have been dening
we would have been dening
you would have been dening
they would have been dening
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you den
we let´s den
you den
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to den
Past participle
dened
Present Participle
dening
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DEN

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Den Bosch
Den Haag
Den Helder
Den Mother
Den.
Denali
Denali National Park and Preserve
denar
denarii
denarius
denary
denationalization
denationalize
denaturalisation
denaturalise
denaturalization
denaturalize
denaturant
denaturation

WORDS THAT END LIKE DEN

Allen
been
ben
between
bien
broken
chicken
children
chosen
driven
drucken
en
even
forgotten
frozen
fully-fitted kitchen
garden
gen
given
golden

Synonyms and antonyms of den in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «den» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of den

Translation of «den» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DEN

Find out the translation of den to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of den from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «den» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

兽窝
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

guarida
570 millions of speakers

English

den
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मांद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ден
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

covil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গুহা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

repaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Den
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Höhle
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

>住みか
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Den
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

den
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டென்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डेन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

den
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

den
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ден
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

den
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

den
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

den
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

håla
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hiet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of den

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DEN»

The term «den» is very widely used and occupies the 732 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DEN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «den» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «den» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about den

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6 QUOTES WITH «DEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word den.
1
Kitty Carlisle
My mother thought Hollywood was a den of iniquity, and people came to terrible bad ends there.
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Morris Hite
There is no such thing as national advertising. All advertising is local and personal. It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the kitchen or watching TV in the den.
3
Jeff Kinney
My office doubles as a karaoke den for the neighborhood. There are strobe lights and Rock Band plastic guitars, a disco ball and a fog machine and some other things. I have a really long work day, and you might find me doing karaoke by myself late at night.
4
Zubin Mehta
New York is really the place to be; to go to New York, you're going to the center of the world, the lion's den.
5
Carl Perkins
After all those days in the cotton fields, the dreams came true on a gold record on a piece of wood. It's in my den where I can look at it every day. I wear it out lookin' at it.
6
John Piper
Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DEN»

Discover the use of den in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to den and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Den of Thieves
Based on secret grand jury transcripts, interviews, and actual trading records, and containing explosive new revelations about Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky written especially for this paperback edition, Den of Thieves weaves all the facts ...
James B. Stewart, 2012
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In the Lion's Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington's ...
The book vividly captures Tabler's behind-the-scenes experiences and provides a firsthand look at 21st-century Syria and Washington's attempts to craft a New Middle East.
Andrew Tabler, 2011
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Inside the Lion's Den
The author discusses his career as a submission fighter and a martial artist, and offers advice on training, conditioning muscles, and effective fighting techniques
Ken Shamrock, 1998
4
Mechanics
This classic introductory text features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.
J. P. Den Hartog, 1961
5
Advanced Strength of Materials
This is the first paperback edition of an equally successful text by this highly respected engineer and author.
J. P. Den Hartog, 2014
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Leading from the Lions' Den: Leadership Principles from ...
Gathers and expounds on 66 business principles--one from each book of the Bible--that have inspired best-practice leadership for thousands of years, regardless of culture, time or place. Original.
Tom Harper, 2010
7
Galaxy Formation and Evolution
A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies.
Houjun Mo, Frank van den Bosch, Simon White, 2010
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In the Lion's Den: The Life of Oswald Rufeisen
Recounts the story of Oswald Rufeisen, a Jew who was able to pass as Polish-German and who worked for the German police during World War II, enabling him to save other Jews
Nechama Tec, 1990
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Beyond the Lion's Den: The Life, The Fights, The Techniques
The Life and Submission Fighting System of Ken Shamrock
Ken Shamrock, 2005
10
In My Father's Den
Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed. In My Father's Den is Maurice Gee's third novel and was first published in 1972.
Maurice Gee, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term den is used in the context of the following news items.
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Penny Dreadful season 2 episode 10 review: And They Were Enemies
Den of Geek .... Check out Den of Geek T-Shirts HERE ... Star Wars · Den Of Geek Book Club · Doctor Who · Justice League · Sherlock series 3 ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
2
Weston teen bit by snake at Devil's Den
Animal Control officials say he was visiting Devil's Den Preserve on Monday when he tried to touch the snake. (July 8, 2015 1:58 PM). «News 12 Connecticut, Jul 15»
3
Wirral brother and sister brave the Dragons' Den to pitch their party …
Graeme Fraser-Bell has given presentations to banks and private equity firms around the world, but nothing could quite prepare him for the full ... «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
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Darth Vader set to appear in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One
Den of Geek ... Check out Den of Geek T-Shirts HERE ... Star Wars · Den Of Geek Book Club · Doctor Who · Justice League · Sherlock series 3 ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
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Donte's Den welcomes first military personnel dog to Semper Paw …
MYAKKA CITY, Fla.-- The Suncoast's only canine campus is now home to the first military personnel dog. Less than 2 weeks ago, Donte's Den ... «WWSB ABC 7, Jul 15»
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Black Panther: how Marvel (quietly) chose Chadwick Boseman
Den of Geek ... Check out Den of Geek T-Shirts HERE ... Star Wars · Den Of Geek Book Club · Doctor Who · Justice League · Sherlock series 3 ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
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The X-Files: retrospective trailer feat. new footage
Den of Geek ... Check out Den of Geek T-Shirts HERE ... Star Wars · Den Of Geek Book Club · Doctor Who · Justice League · Sherlock series 3 ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
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Street Fighter V: new Brazil stage announced
Den of Geek ... Check out Den of Geek T-Shirts HERE ... Star Wars · Den Of Geek Book Club · Doctor Who · Justice League · Sherlock series 3 ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
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How to fix a failing movie franchise
Den of Geek ..... Check out Den of Geek T-Shirts HERE ... Star Wars · Den Of Geek Book Club · Doctor Who · Justice League · Sherlock series 3 ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
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Policeman caught red-handed in online gambling den
MALACCA: A policeman was among seven men who were caught red-handed when a team of policemen led by the state top cop raided two ... «New Straits Times Online, Jul 15»

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