Definitions for tangle
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tangle.
a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven
"they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
tangle, snarl, mazeverb
something jumbled or confused
"a tangle of government regulations"
embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag inverb
force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
"They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business"
ravel, tangle, knotverb
tangle or complicate
"a ravelled story"
tousle, dishevel, tangleverb
disarrange or rumple; dishevel
"The strong wind tousled my hair"
entangle, tangle, mat, snarlverb
twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
"The child entangled the cord"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A knot of things mingled in one another.
Etymology: from the verb.
He leading swiftly rowl’d
In tangles, and made intricate seem strait,
To mischief swift. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ix.
Sport with Amaryllis in the shade,
Or with the tangles of Neæra’s hair. John Milton.
She means to tangle mine eyes too.
’Tis not your inky brows, your black silk hair,
Your bugle eye-balls, nor your cheek of cream. William Shakespeare.
I do, quoth he, perceive
My king is tangl’d in affection to
A creature of the queen’s, lady Anne Bullen. William Shakespeare.
You must lay lime to tangle her desires
By wailful sonnets, whose composed rhimes
Shall be full fraught with serviceable vows. William Shakespeare.
If thou retire, the dauphin, well appointed,
Stands with the snares of war to tangle thee. William Shakespeare.
Now ly’st victorious
Among thy slain self-kill’d,
Not willingly, but tangl’d in the fold
Of dire necessity. John Milton, Agonistes.
Skill’d to retire, and in retiring draw
Hearts after them, tangl’d in amorous nets. John Milton.
With subtile cobweb cheats,
They’re catch’d in knotted law-like nets;
In which when once they are entangl’d,
The more they stir, the more they’re tangl’d. Hudibras.
When my simple weakness strays,
Tangled in forbidden ways:
He, my shepherd! is my guide,
He’s before me, on my side. Richard Crashaw.
To be entangled. Shrubs and tangling bushes had perpex’d All path of man or beast.
to unite or knit together confusedly; to interweave or interlock, as threads, so as to make it difficult to unravel the knot; to entangle; to ravel
to involve; to insnare; to entrap; as, to be tangled in lies
to be entangled or united confusedly; to get in a tangle
any large blackish seaweed, especially the Laminaria saccharina. See Kelp
a knot of threads, or other thing, united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged; a snarl; as, hair or yarn in tangles; a tangle of vines and briers. Used also figuratively
an instrument consisting essentially of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or other similar substances, -- used to capture starfishes, sea urchins, and other similar creatures living at the bottom of the sea
Tangle is the second album by Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, released in 1989 through Thwart Productions.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tang′gl, n. a knot of things united confusedly: an edible seaweed: a perplexity, complication: (Scot.) any long hanging thing, even a lank person: an apparatus for dredging.—v.t. to unite together confusedly: to interweave: to ensnare, entangle.—n. Tang′lefoot (U.S.), whisky, &c.—adj. Tang′lesome (prov.), quarrelsome.—adv. Tang′lingly.—adj. Tang′ly, in a tangle: united confusedly: covered with tangle or seaweed. [Scand.; Dan. tang, Ice. thang, seaweed.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Fucus digitatus, and other sea-weed, which are used as manure.
The numerical value of tangle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of tangle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Unless and Until you showcase your love to someone else or others you have not yet started loving truly. For, it takes two or more to tangle or tango. That is to say, the impact of your love ought to be felt maximally by someone else or others. -Emeasoba George
Look at that tangle of wires, i won't be surprised if another fire breaks out around here.
I just happened to look down by sheer luck, and I noticed that by the recycling bin there was this tangle of wires.
An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle,but it will never break.
Feeling of love without expressing it is like wrapping a gift and yet refusing to give it out to someone whom it is meant for. And you ought to agree with me that an unpresented gift is never appreciated, unless and until it is presented to someone whom it is meant for. Now, that is to say true love is meant to be expressed orally, practically and otherwise. Oh! yes, love is more than just a feeling. So, it should be showcased or shared. I mean, mere feeling of love is incomplete, until and unless it is expressed or shared by cash, kind, gift wise or otherwise. Yes! you heard me right, it takes two or more to tangle or tango. Therefore, let there be proofs of your love. -Emeasoba George
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- verwirren, Wirrwarr, sich verstrickenGerman
- enmarañar, marañaSpanish
- درهم و برهم کردنPersian
- tapella, tappelu, riidellä, sotkea, riita, sotkeutua, sotkuuntua, sotku, vyyhtiFinnish
- compliquer, emmêlerFrench
- ប្រទាក់, ធ្វើឲ្យប្រទាក់ចំពាក់គ្នា, ចំពាក់Khmer
- wirwar, verstrikkenDutch
- zamęt, plątanina, konfliktPolish
- enrolar-se, misturar, emaranhado, pegar, ser empurrado, capturar, emaranhar, embaraçarPortuguese
- ссора, запутываться, клубок, путаница, конфликт, беспорядок, неразберихаRussian
- gräl, bråk, bråka, konflikt, trassla, virrvarr, snärja, gräla, trasslig, oreda, insnärjd, röra, tampas, härva, tilltrasslad, bråte, trasselSwedish
- ecramyî, s' ecomeler, s' ecramyî, ecomelerWalloon
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