What does mangle mean?

Definitions for mangle
ˈmæŋ gəlman·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mangleverb

    clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers

  2. mangleverb

    press with a mangle

    "mangle the sheets"

  3. maul, mangleverb

    injure badly by beating

  4. mangle, mutilate, murderverb

    alter so as to make unrecognizable

    "The tourists murdered the French language"

  5. mutilate, mangle, cut upverb

    destroy or injure severely

    "The madman mutilates art work"

Wiktionary

  1. manglenoun

    A hand-operated device with rollers, for wringing laundry.

    Etymology: From mangelen, from mangler, mahangler, frequentative of either mangonner or mahaigner, of origin, for which see mayhem. Compare also mangolon (> German mangeln).

  2. manglenoun

    The mangle attached to wringer washing machines, often called the wringer.

    Etymology: From mangelen, from mangler, mahangler, frequentative of either mangonner or mahaigner, of origin, for which see mayhem. Compare also mangolon (> German mangeln).

  3. mangleverb

    To change, mutilate or disfigure by cutting, tearing, rearranging etc.

    Etymology: From mangelen, from mangler, mahangler, frequentative of either mangonner or mahaigner, of origin, for which see mayhem. Compare also mangolon (> German mangeln).

  4. mangleverb

    To wring laundry.

    Etymology: From mangelen, from mangler, mahangler, frequentative of either mangonner or mahaigner, of origin, for which see mayhem. Compare also mangolon (> German mangeln).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mangleverb

    to cut or bruise with repeated blows or strokes, making a ragged or torn wound, or covering with wounds; to tear in cutting; to cut in a bungling manner; to lacerate; to mutilate

    Etymology: [D. mangel, fr. OE. mangonel a machine for throwing stones, LL. manganum, Gr. a machine for defending fortifications, axis of a pulley. Cf. Mangonel.]

  2. Mangleverb

    to mutilate or injure, in making, doing, or pertaining; as, to mangle a piece of music or a recitation

    Etymology: [D. mangel, fr. OE. mangonel a machine for throwing stones, LL. manganum, Gr. a machine for defending fortifications, axis of a pulley. Cf. Mangonel.]

  3. Manglenoun

    a machine for smoothing linen or cotton cloth, as sheets, tablecloths, napkins, and clothing, by roller pressure

    Etymology: [D. mangel, fr. OE. mangonel a machine for throwing stones, LL. manganum, Gr. a machine for defending fortifications, axis of a pulley. Cf. Mangonel.]

  4. Manglenoun

    to smooth with a mangle, as damp linen or cloth

    Etymology: [D. mangel, fr. OE. mangonel a machine for throwing stones, LL. manganum, Gr. a machine for defending fortifications, axis of a pulley. Cf. Mangonel.]

Freebase

  1. Mangle

    A mangle or wringer is a mechanical laundry aid consisting of two rollers in a sturdy frame, connected by cogs and, in its home version, powered by a hand crank or electrically. While the appliance was originally used to wring water from wet laundry, today mangles are used to press or flatten sheets, tablecloths, kitchen towels, or clothing and other laundry.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mangle

    mang′gl, v.t. to cut and bruise: to tear in cutting: to mutilate: to take by piecemeal.—n. Mang′ler. [Skeat suggests a freq. form of O. Fr. mahaigner, to maim—mehaing, a hurt.]

  2. Mangle

    mang′gl, n. a rolling-press for smoothing linen.—v.t. to smooth with a mangle: to calender.—n. Mang′ler. [Dut. mangelen, to roll with a rolling-pin, through Low L., from Gr. manganon, the axis of a pulley.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. mangle

    1. Used similarly to mung or scribble, but more violent in its connotations; something that is mangled has been irreversibly and totally trashed. 2. To produce the mangled name corresponding to a C++ declaration.

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  1. leg man, legman, mangel

  2. Legman

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mangle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mangle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of mangle in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' '' When phantom Bible passages turn dangerous People may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well. Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say. Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity. Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since. But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

  2. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' ''When phantom Bible passages turn dangerousPeople may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well.Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say.Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity.Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since.But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

  3. David Davis:

    Be in no doubt: under the government's proposal our fingers would still be caught in this mangle and the EU would use it ruthlessly to punish us for leaving and handicap our future competitiveness.

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