a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven
"they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
tangle, snarl, maze(verb)
something jumbled or confused
"a tangle of government regulations"
embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in(verb)
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, knot(verb)
tangle or complicate
"a ravelled story"
tousle, dishevel, tangle(verb)
disarrange or rumple; dishevel
"The strong wind tousled my hair"
entangle, tangle, mat, snarl(verb)
twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
"The child entangled the cord"
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.]
The numerical value of tangle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of tangle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Nobody wants to accidentally tangle up a whale, we want to catch crab not anything else.
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of continuing to be a nation at all would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.
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
When one has come to accept a certain course as duty he has a pleasant sense of relief and of lifted responsibility, even if the course involves pain and renunciation. It is like obedience to some external authority; any clear way, though it lead to death, is mentally preferable to the tangle of uncertainty.
He took his key. It turned in the lock to the sounds of Aeolian music. A door opened upon slow hinges, and disclosed a winding stair within. The key vanished from his fingers. Tangle went up. Mossy followed. The door closed behind them. They climbed out of the earth; and, still climbing, rose above it. They were in the rainbow. Far abroad, over ocean and land, they could see through ours transparent walls the earth beneath their get. Stairs beside stairs wound up together, and beautiful beings of all ages climbed along with them. They knew that they were going up to the country whence the shadows fall And by this time I think they must have got there.
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Translations for tangle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Wirrwarr, sich verstricken, verwirrenGerman
- maraña, enmarañarSpanish
- درهم و برهم کردنPersian
- riidellä, vyyhti, sotku, sotkeutua, riita, tappelu, tapella, sotkea, sotkuuntuaFinnish
- emmêler, compliquerFrench
- ចំពាក់, ធ្វើឲ្យប្រទាក់ចំពាក់គ្នា, ប្រទាក់Khmer
- wirwar, verstrikkenDutch
- konflikt, plątanina, zamętPolish
- emaranhado, emaranhar, enrolar-se, misturar, embaraçar, capturar, pegar, ser empurradoPortuguese
- путаница, конфликт, неразбериха, клубок, ссора, запутываться, беспорядокRussian
- trassla, konflikt, insnärjd, trassel, virrvarr, bråte, tilltrasslad, härva, tampas, röra, oreda, trasslig, gräla, snärja, bråka, bråk, grälSwedish
- ecramyî, s' ecramyî, s' ecomeler, ecomelerWalloon
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