Dingoes make their homes in hollowed out logs, dens, or rabbit holes.
The sun ariseth; they gather themselves together and lay them down in their dens.
They retired in the daytime to their dens, where they hid themselves from the roc, their enemy, and came out only in the night.
And at every one of these dens, what a crowd of victims were collected!
Then he tracked an animal which led him to the dens, otherwise he perhaps would not have discovered them at all.
Others with more probability have supposed them to be the dens of wild beasts.
The reason generally given was that the closing of the dens in the cities had lessened the demand for opium.
We all know ogres, I say, and have been in their dens often.
The monasteries became, under these conditions, dens of iniquity, and the nunneries were no better.
Now, there are ogres in City courts who lure you into their dens.
Old English denn "wild animal's lair," from Proto-Germanic *danjan (cf. Middle Low German denne "lowland, wooded vale, den," Old English denu "valley," Old Frisian dene "down," Old High German tenni, German tenne "threshing floor," from PIE *dan- "low ground"). Sense of "small room" is 1771, originally colloquial.
n. pl. den·tes (děn'tēz')
A toothlike process projecting upward from the body of the axis around which the atlas rotates. Also called odontoid process of epistropheus.
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.