Jungle meaning

jŭnggəl
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(slang) A place where hoboes camp.
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Land in a wet, tropical region, usually with large trees, dense underbrush, and a hot climate.
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A place or milieu characterized by intense, often ruthless competition or struggle for survival.

The corporate jungle.

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Any confused, tangled growth, collection, etc.
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A form of electronic dance music originating in England in the early 1990s, that blends elements of hip hop, reggae, techno, and house music, emphasizing fast tempos, heavy, elongated bass beats, and highly syncopated, complicated breakbeats and rhythms.
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(slang) A place or situation in which people engage in ruthless competition or in a struggle for survival.
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A large, undeveloped, humid forest, especially in a tropical region, that is home to many wild plants and animals.
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(colloquial) A place where people behave ruthlessly, unconstrained by law or morality.

It’s a jungle out there.

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(slang) An area where hobos camp together.
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(uncountable) A style of electronic music related to drum and bass.
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The definition of a jungle is an undeveloped land area with thick trees, plants and brush, or is the thick tangle of brush and vegetation itself, or a situation that is highly competitive or risky.

An example of a jungle is a thick forest with lots of plants, trees and animals.

An example of a jungle is a cutthroat corporate boardroom.

An example of a jungle is a dense, tangled mess of blackberry bushes.

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Land covered with a dense growth of tropical vegetation.
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A dense thicket or growth.
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A dense, confused mass; a jumble.
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Something made up of many confused elements; a bewildering complex or maze.

Sorting through the jungle of regulations.

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(old, slang) A hobos' camp.
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Origin of jungle

  • Ultimately from Sanskrit jaṅgalam desert, wasteland, uncultivated area from jaṅgala- desert, waste

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1776, via Hindi जंगल and Urdu جنگل (jangal), from Sanskrit जङ्गल (jaṅgala, “arid, sterile, desert”).

    From Wiktionary