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.
Then the beasts go into their dens, and they remain in their places.
Then he tracked an animal which led him to the dens, otherwise he perhaps would not have discovered them at all.
Let us go down into these dens of moral disease and disinfect them.
The reason generally given was that the closing of the dens in the cities had lessened the demand for opium.
At this the Wolf and the Bear grew frightened, and ran away to their dens.
The monasteries became, under these conditions, dens of iniquity, and the nunneries were no better.
They retire at night into their dens, where they live on black bread, water and roots.
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.