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den
American English: /dɛn/
British English: /dɛn/

Translation of den in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (lair) the lion's den
    la guarida del león
    a fox's den
    una zorrera or raposera
    Example sentences
    • North American river otters build dens in the burrows of other mammals, in natural hollows, such as under a log, or in river banks.
    • Inhabiting thick, wooded country and arid, shrubby areas, jaguars often make their dens in caves, or under overhanging rocks.
    • The pups emerged from their protective den, pawing the earth in celebration.
  • 2 (of thieves) a den of (vice and) iniquity
    un antro de (vicio y) perdición
    Example sentences
    • Bombed-out buildings house dens of illicit commerce, while bridges and river banks swarm with a second society.
    • The City had obtained search warrants for various sites suspected of being dens of criminal activity, said communication's officer for the city.
    • George and Tony took the gang back to their secret den to discuss what to do next.
  • 4 (of Cub Scouts) (US)
    Example sentences
    • Cub Scouting members join a Cub Scout pack and are assigned to a den, usually a neighborhood group of six to eight boys.
    • Once a month, all of the dens and family members gather for a pack meeting under the direction of a Cubmaster and pack committee.
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