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Definition of DEN

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Den \Den\ (d[e^]n), n. [AS. denn; perh. akin to G. tenne floor, thrashing floor, and to AS. denu valley.]
     1. A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; esp., a cave used by a wild beast for shelter or concealment; as, a lion's den; a den of robbers. [1913 Webster]

     2. A squalid place of resort; a wretched dwelling place; a haunt; as, a den of vice. "Those squalid dens, which are the reproach of great capitals." --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     3. Any snug or close retreat where one goes to be alone. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     4. [AS. denu.] A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell. [Old Eng. & Scotch] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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

Den \Den\, v. i.
     To live in, or as in, a den.
     [1913 Webster]

           The sluggish salvages that den below.    --G. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]

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95 Moby Thesaurus words for "den":
     Babylon, Gomorrah, Sodom, adytum, ashram, asylum, bolt-hole, booking office, bordello, box office, branch, branch office, brothel, burrow, cabinet, cache, cathouse, cave, cell, cesspit, cesspool, chambers, chancellery, chancery, clip joint, cloister, closet, concealment, consulate, corner, corporate headquarters, couch, cover, covert, coverture, cranny, cubby, cubbyhole, dark corner, den of iniquity, den of thieves, dive, dugout, dump, earth, embassy, executive office, fleshpots, form, foxhole, funk hole, gyp joint, headquarters, hellhole, hermitage, hideaway, hideout, hidey hole, hiding, hiding place, hole, holy of holies, home office, ivory tower, joint, lair, legation, lodge, main office, mew, niche, nook, office, pandemonium, privacy, recess, refuge, retreat, run, sanctuary, sanctum, sanctum sanctorum, secret place, shop, sink, sink of corruption, sporting house, stash, stews, study, sty, ticket office, tunnel, undercovert, whorehouse

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