01. It took us hours to hike through the [dense] undergrowth of the forest to the beach.
02. Earth's atmosphere is 1000 times less [dense] than water.
03. The fog was so [dense] that we had to stop the car and wait for it to clear.
04. The dry climate of Australia limits the [density] and diversity of living things in that land.
05. Research suggests that population [densities] in ancient Australia varied directly with rainfall.
06. During the Classic period of the Maya civilization, the great city of Tikal thrived in [dense] lowland jungle of what is now part of Guatemala.
07. It took Bilbo and his companions days to hike through the [dense] forest of Mirkwood.
08. Bangladesh is the most [densely] populated non-island region in the world.
09. Greater Toronto is the most [densely] populated region in Canada.
10. Isaac Newton's estimates regarding the mass and [density] of the earth weren't demonstrated by science until a century after his death.
11. Newton estimated correctly that the earth had a mass of 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons, and a [density] of about five and a half times that of water.
12. Ice floats because water has a greater molecular [density] in liquid form than as a solid.
13. Theoretical models of the planet Jupiter suggest that it contains a core of [dense] material much like our rocks and metals.
14. He's about the [densest] person I've ever met. He thinks that dinosaurs still exist in Africa.
15. She's way too [dense] to understand what we're doing.
16. The interior of Mercury is believed to contain a large metallic core, which would account for the planet's high [density].
17. Fire fighters were having trouble seeing in the [dense] smoke of the forest fire.
18. The [density] of Pluto suggests that it is made up of more than fifty percent rock mixed with ices.
19. A Ghanaian proverb notes that the family is like the forest: if you are outside, it is [dense]; if you are inside, you see that each tree has its own position.
20. A Latvian proverb observes that in [dense] woods the trees grow straight.
21. Larry McMurtry once noted that the lives of happy people are [dense] with their own doings.
22. Mason Cooley once remarked, "A [dense] undergrowth of extension cords sustains my upper world of lights, music, and machines of comfort."
23. Friedrich Nietzsche once observed that strong currents drag many stones and bushes along with them, and strong intellects many [dense] and muddled minds.
24. Franz Grillparzer once stated, "Why do villains have so much influence? Because the honest people are terribly [dense]."

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  • dense — [ dɑ̃s ] adj. • fin XIVe; lat. densus « épais » 1 ♦ Qui est compact, épais. Brouillard dense. ⇒ impénétrable. Le feuillage dense des arbres. ⇒ abondant, serré, touffu. ♢ Une foule dense, nombreuse et rassemblée. Circulation très dense. 2 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dense — Dense, a. [L. densus; akin to Gr. ? thick with hair or leaves: cf. F. dense.] 1. Having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dense — [dens] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: densus] 1.) made of or containing a lot of things or people that are very close together = ↑thick dense undergrowth/forest/woodland/jungle etc ▪ A narrow track wound steeply up through dense forest. ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dense — [ dens ] adjective * ▸ 1 with close things/people ▸ 2 smoke/gas: thick ▸ 3 person: stupid ▸ 4 not easy to understand ▸ 5 substance: heavy 1. ) with a lot of trees, plants, or leaves growing close together: dense undergrowth a ) containing a lot… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dense´ly — dense «dehns», adjective, dens|er dens|est. 1. closely packed together; thick: »a dense forest, a dense fog. Dense patches of briers are difficult to walk through. SYNONYM(S): compact, close …   Useful english dictionary

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  • dense — DENSE. adj. des 2 g. Terme didactique. Épais, compacte, dont les parties sont serrées. Corps dense. L eau est plus dense que l air. Il est opposé à Rare …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • dense — early 15c., from M.Fr. dense and directly from L. densus thick, crowded; cloudy, perhaps from PIE root *dens dense, thick (Cf. Gk. dasus hairy, shaggy ). Sense of stupid is first recorded 1822 …   Etymology dictionary

  • dense — DENSE. adj. de tout genre. Epais, compacte, dont les parties sont serrées. Corps dense. l eau est plus dense que l air …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • dense — [dens] adj. denser, densest [ME < L densus, compact < IE base * dens , thick > Gr dasys, thick (used of hair), Hittite dassuš, strong] 1. having the parts crowded together; packed tightly together; compact 2. difficult to get through,… …   English World dictionary

  • dense — [adj1] compressed, thick close, closeknit, compact, condensed, crammed, crowded, heaped, heavy, impenetrable, jammed, jampacked*, massed, opaque, packed, packed like sardines*, piled, solid, substantial, thickset; concept 483 Ant. open, scattered …   New thesaurus