(De*nounce"ment) n. [Cf. OF. denoncement.] Solemn, official, or menacing announcement; denunciation.
False is the reply of Cain, upon the denouncement of his curse.Sir T. Browne.
(De*noun"cer) n. One who denounces, or declares, as a menace.
Here comes the sad denouncer of my fate.Dryden.
(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 forest; a dense fog.
All sorts of bodies, firm and fluid, dense and rare.Ray.
To replace the cloudy barrier dense.Cowper.
2. Stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance.
(Dense"ly), adv. In a dense, compact manner.
(Dense"ness), n. The quality of being dense; density.
(Den*sim"e*ter) n. [L. densus dense + -meter: cf. F. densimètre.] An instrument for ascertaining
the specific gravity or density of a substance.
(Den"si*ty) n. [L. densitas; cf. F. densité.]
1. The quality of being dense, close, or thick; compactness; opposed to rarity.
2. (Physics) The ratio of mass, or quantity of matter, to bulk or volume, esp. as compared with the
mass and volume of a portion of some substance used as a standard.
For gases the standard substance is hydrogen, at a temperature of 0° Centigrade and a pressure of 760
millimeters. For liquids and solids the standard is water at a temperature of 4° Centigrade. The density
of solids and liquids is usually called specific gravity, and the same is true of gases when referred to air
as a standard.
3. (Photog.) Depth of shade. Abney.
(Dent) n. [A variant of Dint.]
1. A stroke; a blow. [Obs.] "That dent of thunder." Chaucer.
2. A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.
A blow that would have made a dent in a pound of butter.De Quincey.
(Dent), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dented; p. pr. & vb. n. Denting.] To make a dent upon; to indent.
The houses dented with bullets.Macaulay.
(Dent), n. [F., fr. L. dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth.] (Mach.) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel,
(Den"tal) a. [L. dens, dentis, tooth: cf. F. dental. See Tooth.]