What does tangle mean?

Definitions for tangle
ˈtæŋ gəltan·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tanglenoun

    a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven

    "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"

  2. tangle, snarl, mazeverb

    something jumbled or confused

    "a tangle of government regulations"

  3. 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"

  4. ravel, tangle, knotverb

    tangle or complicate

    "a ravelled story"

  5. tousle, dishevel, tangleverb

    disarrange or rumple; dishevel

    "The strong wind tousled my hair"

  6. entangle, tangle, mat, snarlverb

    twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

    "The child entangled the cord"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tanglenoun

    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. Tanglenoun

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

  3. Tangleverb

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

  4. Tanglenoun

    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. George Mac Donald:

    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.

  2. Charles Cooley:

    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.

  3. Karlin Younger:

    I just happened to look down by sheer luck, and I noticed that by the recycling bin there was this tangle of wires.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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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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