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  6  definitions  found 
 
  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.  ``Those  squalid  dens,  which  are 
  the  reproach  of  great  capitals.''  --Addison. 
 
  3.  Any  snug  or  close  retreat  where  one  goes  to  be  alone. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  den 
  n  1:  the  habitation  of  wild  animals  [syn:  {lair}] 
  2:  a  hiding  place  usually  a  remote  place  used  by  outlaws  [syn: 
  {hideout},  {hideaway}] 
  3:  a  room  that  is  comfortable  and  secluded 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Den 
  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. 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DEN 
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  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DEN 
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