verb (used with object), denned, den·ning.
verb (used without object), denned, den·ning.
Origin of den
Definition for den (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for den
It is unknown whether John Doe is David Neuman, who was once an executive at DEN.New Hollywood Sex Scandal: Bryan Singer’s Accuser Files Another Suit|Tim Teeman|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When she got up at two the next afternoon, Jerry Lee was still up, drinking in his den.
As Perryman walked into the den, the Killer was sitting with his feet up in his favorite recliner chair.
Residents of South Carolina divorce at a rate twice as high as for that den of iniquity, Washington, D.C.Marianne Gingrich Interview Casts Doubts on Newt’s New Image|Margaret Carlson|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At just past noon, The Roots emerge from their den and strut into the Fallon studio.
When I was free I tore a black-maned lion to pieces for prowling round our den.Acrobats and Mountebanks|Hugues Le Roux
Dey searched de house, and take out what dey want, den set de house afire.Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2|Works Projects Administration
The priests had dragged this young boy into their den, and taught him to play the spy on his father and mother.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber|James Aitken Wylie
“The Den needs a bookcase,” Mr. Hatfield reminded the pair as they admired their ‘find’.Dan Carter and the River Camp|Mildred A. Wirt
The smell of the soil sweetened musty law books, deodorized the doctor's den, and floated as incense above the church altars.Chapters in Rural Progress|Kenyon L. Butterfield
British Dictionary definitions for den (1 of 2)
verb dens, denning or denned
Word Origin for den
British Dictionary definitions for den (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for den
Old English denn "wild animal's lair," from Proto-Germanic *danjan (cf. Middle Low German denne "lowland, wooded vale, den," Old English denu "valley," Old Frisian dene "down," Old High German tenni, German tenne "threshing floor," from PIE *dan- "low ground"). Sense of "small room" is 1771, originally colloquial.