noun, plural den·tes [den-teez] /ˈdɛn tiz/. Zoology.
Origin of dens
Definition for dens (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), denned, den·ning.
verb (used without object), denned, den·ning.
Origin of den
Examples from the Web for dens
The sun ariseth; they gather themselves together and lay them down in their dens.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dingoes make their homes in hollowed out logs, dens, or rabbit holes.Pets or Predators? 10 Things About Australia’s Famous Dog, the Dingo|Meredith Kaufman|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They can now come out of their dens in the ground or beneath the flat stones and lead a more free and active life.Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers|John Burroughs
The two boys did a greater day's work than they could comprehend when they raided the dens by the river's side.The Story of Ab|Stanley Waterloo
Caves, dens, and outhouses were crowded with the persecuted flock.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 18|Alexander Leighton
His refrigerator was modeled along the architectural lines of the dens of the divided trunks.Solar Stiff|Chas. A. Stopher
Prairie dogs squeaked and frisked and dived needlessly into their dens.The Eagle's Heart|Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for dens
verb dens, denning or denned
Word Origin for den
Word Origin and History for dens
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.