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noun [C] uk   us   /den/

den noun [C] (FOR ANIMALS)

den noun [C] (ROOM)

mainly US a room in a house or apartment, used for activities not involving work: The kids are watching TV in the den.

den noun [C] (FOR CHILDREN)

UK a rough structure, usually built outside from pieces of wood, cardboard, etc., in which children play

den noun [C] (CRIME)

a place where people secretly plan or take part in dishonest or illegal activities: a drug/drinking/vice denoften humorous a den of thieves/iniquity
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