2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dense \Dense\, adjective [L. densus; akin to Gr. ? thick with hair or leaves: cf. F. dense.]

1. Having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense forest; a dense fog.

All sorts of bodies, firm and fluid, dense and rare. --Ray.

To replace the cloudy barrier dense. --Cowper.

2. Stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom" [syn: {dense}, {heavy}, {impenetrable}]

2: hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods" [syn: {dense}, {thick}]

3: having high relative density or specific gravity; "dense as lead"

4: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students" [syn: {dense}, {dim}, {dull}, {dumb}, {obtuse}, {slow}]

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