Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
den

den

 
 
pronunciation:
den
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the resting place or retreat of a large predatory wild animal, such as a wolf or lion; lair.
A female polar bear will dig her den in a snowdrift, and there she will have her cubs.
synonyms:
lair
similar words:
covert, nest
definition 2: a place of concealment and shelter, such as a cave.
The horse thieves returned to their den.
synonyms:
cave
similar words:
dugout, grotto, hollow
definition 3: a dirty, disagreeable place where people live or meet.
The suspect's filthy den was found to have photographs of the victim.
synonyms:
hotbed
similar words:
dive, hangout, joint, nest, pigsty, roost
definition 4: an esp. comfortable and informal room used for leisure activities such as reading, listening to music, and watching TV.
We like to relax in the den after dinner.
similar words:
family room, study
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
Word Explorer
See
  animal, home, leisure, room