to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the children into a spare classroom"
approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"
fill or occupy to the point of overflowing; "The students crowded the auditorium"
overfilled or compacted or concentrated; "a crowded theater"; "a crowded program"; "crowded trains"; "a young mother's crowded days"
slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
having high relative density or specific gravity; "dense as lead"
hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
fill or place a load on; "load a car"; "load the truck with hay"
remove with or as if with a ladle; "ladle the water out of the bowl"
burdened psychologically or mentally; "laden with grief"; "oppressed by a sense of failure"
filled with a great quantity; "a tray loaded with dishes"; "table laden with food"; "`ladened' is not current usage"