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jun·gle

 (jŭng′gəl)
n.
1. Land covered with a dense growth of tropical vegetation.
2. A dense thicket or growth.
3. A dense, confused mass; a jumble.
4. Something made up of many confused elements; a bewildering complex or maze: sorting through the jungle of regulations.
5. A place or milieu characterized by intense, often ruthless competition or struggle for survival: the corporate jungle.
6. Slang A place where hoboes camp.

[Ultimately from Sanskrit jaṅgalam, desert, wasteland, uncultivated area, from jaṅgala-, desert, waste.]

jun′gly (-glē) adj.

jungle

(ˈdʒʌŋɡəl)
n
1. (Physical Geography) an equatorial forest area with luxuriant vegetation, often almost impenetrable
2. any dense or tangled thicket or growth
3. a place of intense competition or ruthless struggle for survival: the concrete jungle.
4. (Pop Music) a type of fast electronic dance music, originating in the early 1990s, which combines elements of techno and ragga
5. slang US (esp in the Depression) a gathering place for the unemployed, etc
[C18: from Hindi jangal, from Sanskrit jāngala wilderness]
ˈjungly adj

jun•gle

(ˈdʒʌŋ gəl)

n.
1. wild land overgrown with dense vegetation, often nearly impenetrable, esp. tropical vegetation.
2. a tract of such land.
3. any confused mass or agglomeration of objects; jumble.
4. something that baffles or perplexes; maze: a jungle of rules and regulations.
5. a place or scene of violence, struggle for survival, or ruthless competition: The city was a concrete jungle.
6. Slang. a hobo camp.
[1770–80; < Hindi jaṅgal < Pali, Prakrit jaṅgala rough, waterless place]
jun′gled, adj.
jun′gly, adj.

jun·gle

(jŭng′gəl)
An area of tropical, forested land having high humidity and a dense growth of trees, bushes, and vines.

Jungle

 land overgrown with tangled vegetation containing the dwelling places of wild beasts.
Examples: jungle of disconnected precedents [legal], 1879; of information, 1897; of red tape, 1850; of sea weed, 1853.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jungle - a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
location - a point or extent in space
concrete jungle - an area in a city with large modern buildings that is perceived as dangerous and unpleasant
2.jungle - a place where hoboes campjungle - a place where hoboes camp    
camp - a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
3.jungle - an impenetrable equatorial forestjungle - an impenetrable equatorial forest  
forest, woods, wood - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

jungle

noun
1. rainforest, forest, the bush, the wilds, wilderness, tropical rainforest the mountains and jungles of Papua New Guinea
2. maze, web, puzzle, confusion, uncertainty, tangle, snarl, mesh, bewilderment, perplexity, imbroglio a jungle of stuffed sofas, stuffed birds, knick-knacks, potted plants
the law of the jungle custom, form, practice, tradition, procedure, habit, routine, convention, order or way of things If you make aggression pay, this becomes the law of the jungle.

jungle

noun
Something that is intricately and often bewilderingly complex:
Translations
دَغْلٌغابَه
džungledžunglový
junglejungle-
viidakkosademetsä
džungla
dzsungel
frumskógur
ジャングル
정글
džiunglės
džungļidžungļu-
džungľadžungľový
džungla
djungel
ป่าทึบ
ormanvahşî tropikal orman
rừng nhiệt đới

jungle

[ˈdʒʌŋgl]
A. N
1.selva f, jungla f (fig) → maraña f, selva f
the law of the jungle (fig) → la ley de la selva
2. (Mus) → jungle m género de música de baile de ritmo acelerado
B. CPD [animal, bird] → de la selva, selvático; [law, life, sounds] → de la selva
jungle bunny N (US) → negrito/a m/f
jungle gym N armazón de barras para juegos infantiles
jungle warfare Nguerra f en la selva

jungle

[ˈdʒʌŋgəl] n
(= forest) → jungle f
(= complicated area) → jungle f
a jungle of complex rules → une jungle de règles complexes
(= cruel world) → jungle f
a jungle in which the weakest have little hope of surviving → un jungle dans laquelle les plus faibles ont peu de chance de survivre
the law of the jungle → la loi de la jungle

jungle

nDschungel m (also fig), → Urwald m; concrete jungleBetonwüste f; the law of the jungledas Gesetz des Dschungels

jungle

:
jungle gym
n (US) → Klettergerüst nt
jungle juice
n (hum inf: = alcohol) → Feuerwasser nt (inf)

jungle

[ˈdʒʌŋgl]
1. ngiungla
2. adjdella giungla

jungle

(ˈdʒaŋgl) noun
a thick growth of trees and plants in tropical areas. the Amazon jungle; Tigers are found in the jungles of Asia; (also adjective) soldiers trained in jungle warfare.

jungle

دَغْلٌ džungle jungle Dschungel ζούγκλα selva viidakko jungle džungla giungla ジャングル 정글 jungle jungel dżungla selva джунгли djungel ป่าทึบ orman rừng nhiệt đới 丛林
References in classic literature ?
The Law of the Jungle--which is by far the oldest law in the world--has arranged for almost every kind of accident that may befall the Jungle People, till now its code is as perfect as time and custom can make it.
But, one year, Baloo's words came true, and Mowgli saw all the Jungle working under the Law.
Tambudza, leading Tarzan of the Apes toward the camp of the Russian, moved very slowly along the winding jungle path, for she was old and her legs stiff with rheumatism.
Then came the messengers from M'ganwazam, but scarce had they told their story and Rokoff was preparing to depart with them for their village when other runners, panting from the exertions of their swift flight through the jungle, rushed breathless into the firelight, crying that the great white giant had escaped from M'ganwazam and was already on his way to wreak vengeance against his enemies.
A hundred yards away, deep in the tangle of impenetrable jungle, Numa, the lion, raised his massive head.
Yet they were alone, for the teeming jungle with all its myriad life, like the swarming streets of a great metropolis, is one of the loneliest spots in God's great universe.
Now that I have found you I shall come to your jungle and live there always.
Strong within him surged the jungle lust that he had thought dead.
The man, startled and alarmed, shrank back and was about to run into the jungle whence he had emerged.
His wild jungle life had inured him to the sight of dead and dying animals, and had he known that he was looking upon the remains of his own father and mother he would have been no more greatly moved.
The moans and the coughing of the big cats mingled with the myriad noises of the lesser denizens of the jungle to fan the savage flame in the breast of this savage English lord.
But they are afraid of him too, because Tabaqui, more than anyone else in the jungle, is apt to go mad, and then he forgets that he was ever afraid of anyone, and runs through the forest biting everything in his way.