Meaning of DENSE in English

DENSE

transcription, транскрипция: [ dens ]

( denser, densest)

1.

Something that is dense contains a lot of things or people in a small area.

Where Bucharest now stands, there once was a large, dense forest...

They thrust their way through the dense crowd.

≠ sparse

ADJ

• dense‧ly

Java is a densely populated island...

≠ sparsely

ADV : usu ADV -ed

2.

Dense fog or smoke is difficult to see through because it is very heavy and dark.

A dense column of smoke rose several miles into the air.

= thick

ADJ

3.

In science, a dense substance is very heavy in relation to its volume. ( TECHNICAL )

...a small dense star.

ADJ

4.

If you say that someone is dense , you mean that you think they are stupid and that they take a long time to understand simple things. ( INFORMAL )

He’s not a bad man, just a bit dense.

= thick

ADJ : v-link ADJ

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