Definition of jungle
1a : an impenetrable thicket or tangled mass of tropical vegetationb : a tract overgrown with thickets or masses of vegetation
2 : a hobo camp
3a (1) : a confused or disordered mass of objects : jumble (2) : something that baffles or frustrates by its tangled or complex character : maze the jungle of housing laws — Bernard Taperb : a place of ruthless struggle for survival the city is a jungle where no one is safe after dark — Stuart Chase
4 : electronic dance music that combines elements of techno, reggae, and hip-hop and is marked especially by an extremely fast beat
junglelikeplay \ˈjəŋ-gə(l)-ˌlīk\ adjective
junglyplay \ˈjəŋ-g(ə-)lē\ adjective
Examples of jungle in a sentence
life in the corporate jungle
It's hard to succeed in the business world. It's a jungle out there.
a jungle of environmental laws
Origin and Etymology of jungle
Hindi jaṅgal & Urdu jangal forest, from Sanskrit jaṅgala desert region
First Known Use: 1776
JUNGLE Defined for Kids
Definition of jungle for Students
1 : a thick or tangled growth of tropical plants The explorers hacked at the jungle to clear a path.
2 : a large area of land usually in a tropical region covered with a thick tangled growth of plants
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