adjective, dens·er, dens·est.
- dens in dente,
Origin of dense
Examples from the Web for densely
In its own weird way, by the end, The Colbert Report was as densely serialized as Lost.The End of Truthiness: Stephen Colbert’s Sublime Finale|Noel Murray|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Densely populated and impoverished, the community was struggling long before Ebola arrived.
And the reasons for that suggest just how densely complicated the Mideast quagmire has become.Obama’s Arab Backers May Draw the U.S. Deep Into the Mideast Quagmire|Jamie Dettmer|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the mid-20th century, the 15.5-acre island had become the most densely populated place on Earth.
New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation.A Mob-Defying Former Mayor Knows Why New Jersey Is So Corrupt|Burt Ross|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pinnæ broadly lanceolate-falcate or the lowest triangular, strongly auricled on the upper side, densely spinulose-toothed.The Fern Lover's Companion|George Henry Tilton
What to you is clear as the daylight, may to me be as densely impenetrable as the Cimmerian night.Essays on Scandinavian Literature|Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
It is now covered with stores, buildings and densely populated tenement houses.History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I|Myers Gustavus
Who were the people who populated this usually uninhabited, inhospitable place so densely and in so strange a manner?Arachne, Complete|Georg Ebers
In the Northern cities the recruiting offices were densely thronged.Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field|Thomas W. Knox
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.