adjective, dens·er, dens·est.
- dens in dente,
Origin of dense
Examples from the Web for dense
He had a special knife designed to cut the dense loaf, and a ceremony to precede cutting the cake.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The narrowest piece of land was at Panama, but it was covered in dense, mountainous jungle.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For those in the dense forests, beaches, and towns of West Africa, it is a real threat.
In the dense atmosphere of tobacco and conspiracy, one hot topic has been the death penalty.Ukraine Rebels Love Russia, Hate Gays, Threaten Executions|Anna Nemtsova|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fryberg left behind a dense record all-at-once ordinary and disturbing, that leaves more questions than answers.The Homecoming Prince Who Tweeted His Killing Spree|Brandy Zadrozny|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To the south and west, the hill-top sheltered it, while to the northwest and north stood tall, dense spruce-trees.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
The weather was bad and the valley was shrouded in a dense mist.The White House (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XII)|Charles Paul de Kock
Dick dashed after the fugitive, but he had disappeared utterly, and the dense bushes impeded the pursuer.The Rock of Chickamauga|Joseph A. Altsheler
But they always alight on dense trees, in the thicket, and when they see the hunter they hide themselves in the branches.
On the hillsides a dense wood of oaks was topped by dark pines on the higher part of the ridge.Palestine|Claude Reignier Conder
Word Origin for dense
early 15c., from Middle French dense and directly from Latin densus "thick, crowded; cloudy," perhaps from PIE root *dens- "dense, thick" (cf. Greek dasus "hairy, shaggy"). Sense of "stupid" is first recorded 1822.