What does jungle mean?

Definitions for jungle
ˈdʒʌŋ gəljun·gle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word jungle.

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

GCIDE

  1. Jungle(n.)

    Hence: (Fig.) A place of danger or ruthless competition for survival. /'bdIt's a jungle out there./'b8

    Etymology: [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. jagala desert.]

  2. Jungle(n.)

    Anything which causes confusion or difficulty due to intricacy; as, a jungle of environmental regulations. MW10.

    Etymology: [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. jagala desert.]

Wiktionary

  1. jungle(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 1776, via जंगल and جنگل, from .

  2. jungle(Noun)

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

    It's a jungle out there.

    Etymology: 1776, via जंगल and جنگل, from .

  3. jungle(Noun)

    An area where hobos camp together.

    Etymology: 1776, via जंगल and جنگل, from .

  4. jungle(Noun)

    A style of electronic music related to drum and bass.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. jagala desert.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jungle

    jung′gl, n. land covered with thick brushwood, &c.—ns. Jungle-fē′ver, a severe malarial or remittent fever; Jung′le-fowl, a wild species of genus Gallus, the parent of our barn-door fowl.—adj. Jung′ly. [Sans. jañgala, desert.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jungle

    A wilderness of wood; in Bengal the word is also applied to a tract covered with long grass, which grows to an extraordinary height. Jungles are dreaded for the fevers they engender.

Rap Dictionary

  1. jungle

    The Jungle (aka Lawrence Heights} is located in the Downsview section of Toronto, Canada. There are many theories where this name came from including its geographical make up, the vast forestry surrounding the area to its reputation as a high crime area with a violent history. It is also rumoured that it was nicknamed after a notorious neighbourhood within Kingston Jamaica, where a lot of its residents were from.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say jungle in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jungle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jungle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of jungle in a Sentence

  1. Antonio Mazzitelli:

    He was a fugitive, living in the jungle, but it's an important step.

  2. Sean Bailey:

    The Jungle Book. we looked a lot at what Walt did.

  3. Peter De Vries:

    Life is a zoo in a jungle.

  4. Luis Fernando Arias:

    He hoped his people would be helped and they could return to the jungle. He spoke at the Constitutional Court about the Nukak's plight. But nothing happened, others like him feel impotent, powerless to solve the problems their people face, and have taken their own life.

  5. Sipho P Nkosi:

    He who trusts many finds himself alone in the jungle.

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