adjective, dens·er, dens·est.
Origin of dense
Synonyms for dense
Related Words for denserheavy, solid, impenetrable, opaque, simple, thick, dull, close, compact, condensed, crowded, heaped, jammed, packed, substantial, thickset, close-knit, crammed, jam-packed, massed
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Contemporary Examples of denser
The plot of the film runs secondary to the spectacle, and is denser than a TED conference.‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing
November 7, 2014
PHA, on the other hand, is denser than water, and thus sinks to the bottom.Your Favorite Facewash Is Hurting Nemo
Alexa C. Kurzius
June 18, 2014
The stories are denser and the first seven episodes are their own arc.7 Things to Know About the Final Season of ‘Mad Men’
March 12, 2014
Denser places with bigger cities are, to put it simply, richer.
Denser cities grow faster for reasons that Jane Jacobs, Robert Lucas, Edward Glaeser, and I have identified.
Historical Examples of denser
What would crush a swift-thinking man is upborne by the denser tide.Weighed and Wanting
Along the denser shadows the three crept to a position in the rear of the natives.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
A shoot of gold which is darker and denser than the rest is called adamant.Timaeus
Neptune is denser than Saturn, which, by the hypothesis, it ought not to be.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
Denser and denser grew the gloom, and now there was a roaring as of a great wind.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
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.