dense fog

heavy fog, heavy mist

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dense — Dense, a. [L. densus; akin to Gr. ? thick with hair or leaves: cf. F. dense.] 1. Having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dense — [dens] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: densus] 1.) made of or containing a lot of things or people that are very close together = ↑thick dense undergrowth/forest/woodland/jungle etc ▪ A narrow track wound steeply up through dense forest. ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dense´ness — dense «dehns», adjective, dens|er dens|est. 1. closely packed together; thick: »a dense forest, a dense fog. Dense patches of briers are difficult to walk through. SYNONYM(S): compact, close …   Useful english dictionary

  • dense´ly — dense «dehns», adjective, dens|er dens|est. 1. closely packed together; thick: »a dense forest, a dense fog. Dense patches of briers are difficult to walk through. SYNONYM(S): compact, close …   Useful english dictionary

  • dense — [dens] adj. denser, densest [ME < L densus, compact < IE base * dens , thick > Gr dasys, thick (used of hair), Hittite dassuš, strong] 1. having the parts crowded together; packed tightly together; compact 2. difficult to get through,… …   English World dictionary

  • Fog — For other uses, see Fog (disambiguation). Part of the Nature series on Weather   Calendar seasons Spring  …   Wikipedia

  • fog — fog1 fogless, adj. /fog, fawg/, n., v., fogged, fogging. n. 1. a cloudlike mass or layer of minute water droplets or ice crystals near the surface of the earth, appreciably reducing visibility. Cf. ice fog, mist, smog. 2. any darkened state of… …   Universalium

  • fog — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dense, heavy, thick ▪ freezing (BrE) ▪ patchy ▪ Drizzle and patchy fog are forecast. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • dense — [[t]de̱ns[/t]] denser, densest 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is dense contains a lot of things or people in a small area. Where Bucharest now stands, there once was a large, dense forest... Its fur is short, dense and silky... They went out on to… …   English dictionary

  • dense — adjective (denser; densest) Etymology: Latin densus; akin to Greek dasys thick with hair or leaves Date: 15th century 1. a. marked by compactness or crowding together of parts < dense vegetation > < dense traffic > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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