den Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “den” in the English Dictionary

"den" in British English

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dennoun [C]

uk   us   /den/

den noun [C] (FOR ANIMALS)

the ​home of ​particulartypes of ​wildanimal

den noun [C] (ROOM)

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

den noun [C] (FOR CHILDREN)

UK a ​roughstructure, usually ​builtoutside from ​pieces of ​wood, ​cardboard, etc., in which ​childrenplay

den noun [C] (CRIME)

a ​place where ​peoplesecretlyplan or take ​part in ​dishonest or ​illegalactivities: a drug/​drinking/​vice denoften humorous a den of ​thieves/​iniquity
(Definition of den from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"den" in American English

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dennoun [C]

 us   /den/
a ​room in a ​home that is used esp. for ​reading and ​watchingtelevision: We have a ​computer in the den. A den is also the ​home of some ​types of ​wildanimals.
(Definition of den from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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