Definitions for jungleˈdʒʌŋ gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jun•gleˈdʒʌŋ gəl(n.)

  1. wild land overgrown with dense vegetation, often nearly impenetrable, esp. tropical vegetation.

    Category: Ecology

  2. a tract of such land.

  3. any confused mass or agglomeration of objects; jumble.

  4. something that baffles or perplexes; maze:

    a jungle of rules and regulations.

  5. a place or scene of violence, struggle for survival, or ruthless competition:

    The city was a concrete jungle.

  6. Slang. a hobo camp.

Origin of jungle:

1770–80; < Hindi jaṅgal < Pali, Prakrit jaṅgala rough, waterless place


Princeton's WordNet

  1. jungle(noun)

    a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival

  2. hobo camp, jungle(noun)

    a place where hoboes camp

  3. jungle(noun)

    an impenetrable equatorial forest

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jungle(noun)ˈdʒʌŋ gəl

    an area with dense tropical plants and trees

    a trek through the jungle; the jungles of South America

  2. jungleˈdʒʌŋ gəl

    a confusing, sometimes frightening, situation

    a jungle of tax laws


  1. jungle(Noun)

    A large, undeveloped, humid forest, especially in a tropical region, that is home to many wild plants and animals.

  2. jungle(Noun)

    A place where people behave ruthlessly, unconstrained by law or morality.

    Itu2019s a jungle out there.

  3. jungle(Noun)

    An area where hobos camp together.

  4. jungle(Noun)

    A style of electronic music related to drum and bass.

  5. Origin: 1776, via जंगल and جنگل, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jungle(noun)

    a dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India, Africa, Australia, and Brazil


  1. Jungle

    A jungle is land covered with dense vegetation. Application of the term has varied greatly during the last several centuries, both because of this ambiguity in the application of the term and its use in popular culture. Jungles in European and Western literature, often represent a less civilised or unruly space outside the control of civilisation because of its association in colonial discourse with places that were colonised by Europeans.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jungle' in Nouns Frequency: #2900

Translations for jungle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a thick growth of trees and plants in tropical areas

the Amazon jungle; Tigers are found in the jungles of Asia; (also adjective) soldiers trained in jungle warfare.

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