What does wrangle mean?

Definitions for wrangleˈræŋ gəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wrangle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup(noun)

    an angry dispute

    "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"

  2. haggle, haggling, wrangle, wrangling(verb)

    an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

  3. brawl, wrangle(verb)

    to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively

    "The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"

  4. wrangle(verb)

    herd and care for

    "wrangle horses"


  1. wrangle(Noun)

    An act of wrangling

  2. wrangle(Noun)

    An angry dispute

  3. wrangle(Verb)

    to bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily

  4. wrangle(Verb)

    to herd horses or other livestock

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrangle(verb)

    to argue; to debate; to dispute

  2. Wrangle(verb)

    to dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate

  3. Wrangle(verb)

    to involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil

  4. Wrangle(noun)

    an angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an altercation

  5. Origin: [OE. wranglen to wrestle. See Wrong, Wring.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wrangle

    rang′gl, v.i. to make a disturbance: to dispute: to dispute noisily or peevishly.—n. a noisy dispute.—ns. Wrang′ler, one who wrangles or disputes angrily: (Shak.) a stubborn foe: in the University of Cambridge, one of those who have attained the first class in the public mathematical honour examinations; Wrang′lership.—adj. Wrang′lesome, given to wrangling.—n. Wrang′ling.—Senior wrangler, the student taking the first place in the class mentioned, the second being called Second wrangler, and so on in the same way. [A freq. of wring.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrangle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrangle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Men will wrangle for religion write for it fight for it die for it anything but--live for it.

  2. Bryan Wilson:

    As soon as I wrangle this beast, get it under control, it's going to be really good for business. It already is. I have already got a lot of clients.

Images & Illustrations of wrangle

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Translations for wrangle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • rangeln, Streit, streiten, Rangelei, treibenGerman
  • reñir aSpanish
  • torailu, riitely, rähinöinti, torailla, tora, rähistä, kiista, sanasota, riidellä, kiistely, riita, kiistellä, paimentaa, rähinäFinnish
  • disputer, quereller, disputeFrench
  • veszekedik, civakodás, civakodik, veszekedés, pörlekedik, összetűzésHungarian
  • rureMāori
  • krangleNorwegian
  • kłócić się, spieraćPolish
  • munhuggande, käbbla, gräla, käbbel, gräl, munhuggasSwedish

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