Definition of Jungle

1. Noun. A location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival.

Generic synonyms: Location
Specialized synonyms: Concrete Jungle

2. Noun. A place where hoboes camp.
Exact synonyms: Hobo Camp
Generic synonyms: Camp

3. Noun. An impenetrable equatorial forest.
Generic synonyms: Forest, Wood, Woods
Derivative terms: Jungly

Definition of Jungle

1. n. A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India, Africa, Australia, and Brazil.

Definition of Jungle

1. Noun. A large, undeveloped, humid forest, especially in a tropical region, that is home to many wild plants and animals. ¹

2. Noun. (colloquial) A place where people behave ruthlessly, unconstrained by law or morality. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) An area where hobos camp together. ¹

4. Noun. A style of electronic music related to drum and bass. ¹

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Definition of Jungle

1. land covered with dense tropical vegetation [n -S] : JUNGLED [adj]

Medical Definition of Jungle

1. A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India, Africa, Australia, and Brazil. (Fig) 2. A place of danger or ruthless competition for survival. "It's a jungle out there" 3. Anything which causes difficulty due to intricacy; as a jungle of environmental regulations. (MW10) "The jungles of India are of bamboos, canes, and other palms, very difficult to penetrate." (Balfour (Cyc. Of India)) Jungle bear Any wild species of the genus Gallus, of which several species inhabit India and the adjacent islands; as, the fork-tailed jungle fowl (G. Varius) of Java, G. Stanleyi of Ceylon, and G. Bankiva of India. The latter, which resembles the domestic gamecock, is supposed to be one of the original species from which the domestic fowl was derived. An Australian grallatorial bird (Megapodius tumulus) which is allied to the brush turkey, and, like the latter, lays its eggs in mounds of vegetable matter, where they are hatched by the heat produced by decomposition. Origin: Hind. Jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. Jagala desert. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jungle

juneberry holly
jungian theory
jungle (current term)
jungle bunnies
jungle bunny
jungle cat
jungle cock
jungle fever
jungle fowl
jungle gym
jungle hen
jungle nymph
jungle rot
jungle telegraph
jungle telegraphs
jungle yellow fever

Literary usage of Jungle

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1. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1899)
"On the East coast of Florida, half way down the long ribbon of green jungle that separates the ocean from Indian river, there is a real haven of rest. ..."

2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"The banks are steep and covered with jungle, and no system of river-bank cultivation is ... The chief articles of jungle produce are lac, beeswax, chob, ..."

3. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1902)
"30 The anthropologist of the future may be surprised to find that the inhabitants of the Assam jungle are unlike the peoples surrounding them. ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"jungle Books, The, by Rudyard Kip- *^ ling. The central figure in these books is the boy Mowgli, who, straying from his village home when an infant, ..."

5. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"LETTING IN THE jungle You will remember that, after Mowgli had pinned Shere Khan's hide to the Council Rock, he told as many as were left of the Seeonee ..."

6. Our Tropical Possessions in Malayan India: Being a Descriptive Account of by John Cameron (1865)
"INLAND SCENERY: jungle —TIGERS. ... or that part, still by many times the largest, which has been left in its primeval forest and jungle. ..."

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