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Definition of Den


  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.
  3. Any snug or close retreat where one goes to be alone.
  4. A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell.
  5. To live in, or as in, a den.

Den Quotations

I think Clinton, after getting into office and into Washington, was shocked at being bludgeoned. So he spent time trying to be all things to all people - one way guaranteed not to be successful or respected in a lion's den. You can't just play around with all those big cats - you've got to take somebody on.
Maya Angelou

I don't actually go to that many conferences. I do that a couple of times a year. Normally, I am not recognized; people don't throw their panties at me. I'm a perfectly normal person sitting in my den just doing my job.
Linus Torvalds

New York is really the place to be; to go to New York, you're going to the center of the world, the lion's den.
Zubin Mehta

I'm very excited about having the Internet in my den.
Steve Jobs

Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!
John Piper
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Den Translations

den in Afrikaans is grot
den in Dutch is spelonk, krocht, hol, grot, holte
den in French is nid
den in Latin is claustrum, cubile, specus
den in Norwegian is grotte, hule
den in Portuguese is ninho
den in Spanish is cubil
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