adjective, dens·er, dens·est.
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
British Dictionary definitions for dense
Word Origin for dense
Word Origin and History 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.