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den

Noun

1 the habitation of wild animals [syn: lair]
2 a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws [syn: hideout, hideaway]
3 a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts
4 a room that is comfortable and secluded [also: denning, denned]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. The home of certain animals.
    Daniel was put into the lions’ den.
  2. The living room of a house.

Etymology

denn

Pronunciation

Translations

home of certain animals
living room of a house

Verb

  1. To ensconce or hide oneself in (or as in) a den.

Czech

Pronunciation

  • lang=cs|/dɛn/

Noun

  1. day

Declension

Derived terms

Danish

Pronoun

den (genitive: dens)

Definite article

den singular (plural: de)
  1. the (used before an adjective preceding a noun)
    bilen - the car; den røde bil - the red car

Pronoun

den

Related terms

Dutch

Article

  1. In the context of "archaic|lang=nl": Dative (singular or plural) masculine form of de.
  2. In the context of "archaic|lang=nl": Dative (singular) neuter form of het.
    In den beginne schiep God den hemel en de aarde — In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
  3. In the context of "archaic|lang=nl": Accusative singular masculine form of de.
    De baron gaf den koetsier een wenk en het rijtuig rolde heen. — The baron gave the coachman a sign and the carriage rode away. (from the story Gaston von Frankrijk by J.J.A. Goeverneur)

Usage notes

The use of den was dropped from written Dutch during the spelling reform of 1947; de is now used instead.

Declension

Usage notes

Normally only the nominative is used; other forms are archaic but survive in a number of idiomatic expressions.

German

Pronunciation

Article

  1. the;
  2. the;

Declension

Pronoun

  1. that; whom;

Japanese

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

den
  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having either of two tones, dēn or dèn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian

Pronoun

  1. it; third person singular, masculine/feminine gender. Nominative, accusative or dative.

Pronoun

  1. italbrac demonstrative pronoun that

Article

  1. The; only used if there is an adjective in front of the noun.
    bilen: the car → den røde bilen: the red car

Related terms

Spanish

Verb

es-verb-form dar

Swedish

Pronunciation

Pronoun

  1. it

Pronoun

  1. that

Article

  1. In the context of "before an adjective preceding a noun": the
    den röda bilen - “the red car”

Extensive Definition

Den may refer to:
In sport:
den in German: Den
den in French: Den
den in Italian: DEN
den in Dutch: Den
den in Kölsch: DEN (Watt ėßß datt?)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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