What does tangle mean?

Definitions for tangle
ˈtæŋ gəltan·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tangle(noun)

    a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven

    "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"

  2. tangle, snarl, maze(verb)

    something jumbled or confused

    "a tangle of government regulations"

  3. 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"

  4. ravel, tangle, knot(verb)

    tangle or complicate

    "a ravelled story"

  5. tousle, dishevel, tangle(verb)

    disarrange or rumple; dishevel

    "The strong wind tousled my hair"

  6. entangle, tangle, mat, snarl(verb)

    twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

    "The child entangled the cord"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tangle(noun)

    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

  2. Tangle(noun)

    to involve; to insnare; to entrap; as, to be tangled in lies

  3. Tangle(verb)

    to be entangled or united confusedly; to get in a tangle

  4. Tangle(noun)

    any large blackish seaweed, especially the Laminaria saccharina. See Kelp

  5. Tangle

    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

  6. Tangle

    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

Freebase

  1. Tangle

    Tangle is the second album by Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, released in 1989 through Thwart Productions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tangle

    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

  1. tangle

    Fucus digitatus, and other sea-weed, which are used as manure.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tangle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tangle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tangle in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    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

  2. Theodore Roosevelt:

    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.

  3. Ancient Chinese Proverb:

    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.

  4. Hugh Link:

    Nobody wants to accidentally tangle up a whale, we want to catch crab not anything else.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    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

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  • Wirrwarr, sich verstricken, verwirrenGerman
  • πλέκωGreek
  • maraña, enmarañarSpanish
  • درهم و برهم کردنPersian
  • riidellä, vyyhti, sotku, sotkeutua, riita, tappelu, tapella, sotkea, sotkuuntuaFinnish
  • emmêler, compliquerFrench
  • intrecciareItalian
  • ចំពាក់, ធ្វើឲ្យប្រទាក់ចំពាក់គ្នា, ប្រទាក់Khmer
  • kusutMalay
  • 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
  • ยุ่งเหยิงThai
  • ecramyî, s' ecramyî, s' ecomeler, ecomelerWalloon

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