adjective, dens·er, dens·est.
Origin of dense
Synonyms for dense
Related Words for densestheavy, 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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Historical Examples of densest
There are men that the densest crowd will part and make way for.The Manxman
The growth was of the densest, mile after mile of dense growth.The Long Roll
They were passing through one of the densest parts of the great forest.The Kentucky Ranger
Edward T. Curnick
The people were pouring from the theatres, and I sought the densest throng.The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance
Paul Elmer More
He was always looking at the ground; in the densest crowds he seemed to be alone.The Goose Man
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.