Translation of den in Spanish:

den

Pronunciation: /den/

n

  • 1.1 (lair) guarida (f), cubil (m) the lion's den la guarida del león a fox's den una zorrera or raposera
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    • 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.
    1.2 (of thieves) guarida (f) a den of (vice and) iniquity un antro de (vicio y) perdición
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    • 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.
    1.3 (room) [colloquial/familiar] cuarto (m) de estar, leonera (f) (Esp) [familiar/colloquial]; (for study, work) estudio (m), gabinete (m)
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    • So I looked on other shelves in the living room, in the den, in the bedroom, and in my office downstairs.
    • These are the privileged few who had intimate meetings with the candidates in corporate suites and the private dens of the super rich.
    • Another flight of stairs leads to a good sized attic room which could suit a variety of uses - a den, games room, home office or perhaps a teenager's bedroom.
    1.4 (of Cub Scouts) (AmE) grupo (m)
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    • 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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