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English Dictionary: Den by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Den
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the habitation of wild animals
    Synonym(s): lair, den
  2. a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws
    Synonym(s): hideout, hideaway, den
  3. a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts
  4. a room that is comfortable and secluded
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Den \Den\, 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.
      2. A squalid place of resort; a wretched dwelling place; a
            haunt; as, a den of vice. [bd]Those squalid dens, which
            are the reproach of great capitals.[b8] --Addison.
      3. Any snug or close retreat where one goes to be alone.
      4. [AS. denu.] A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell. [Old Eng. &
            Scotch] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Den \Den\, v. i.
      To live in, or as in, a den.
               The sluggish salvages that den below.      --G. Fletcher.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      a lair of wild beasts (Ps. 10:9; 104:22; Job 37:8); the hole of
      a venomous reptile (Isa. 11:8); a recess for secrecy "in dens
      and caves of the earth" (Heb. 11:38); a resort of thieves (Matt.
      21:13; Mark 11:17). Daniel was cast into "the den of lions"
      (Dan. 6:16, 17). Some recent discoveries among the ruins of
      Babylon have brought to light the fact that the practice of
      punishing offenders against the law by throwing them into a den
      of lions was common.
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