Definition of jungle
1a : an impenetrable thicket or tangled mass of tropical vegetationb : a tract overgrown with thickets or masses of vegetation
2a (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
3 : electronic dance music that combines elements of techno, reggae, and hip-hop and is marked especially by an extremely fast beat
4 : a hobo camp
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
Recent Examples of jungle from the Web
On Wednesday, 10 people illegally occupying part of a ranch in the jungle state of Para were reported killed in a clash with police.
There are also offbeat places to stay, from beachfront villas to isolated jungle dwellings.
Read More: Guerrilla artist - Colombian rebel-painter emerges from jungleDespite the civilian perks, in many ways this is still a military outfit.
An Indian teepee, jungle-like background or other fantasy setting can be just the ticket for capturing the perfect picture of a delighted child.
Kids pumped their legs high on the swings, chased each other over the wood chips and climbed on a rope jungle gym.
In the tropics, the best dressed is likely to be crowned queen of the jungle.
With its wide latitude---it could be shot at ISOs ranging from 50 all the way up to 3200---Tri-X could handle nearly any situation, from war zones to the urban jungle.
The brick walls are covered with schematic renderings of assorted space gear and matte blowups of jungle backgrounds, reflecting the settings for the company's first two offerings.
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Origin and Etymology of jungle
Hindi jaṅgal & Urdu jangal forest, from Sanskrit jaṅgala desert region
First Known Use: 1776See Words from the same year
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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