Jungle



noun
1.
a wild land overgrown with dense vegetation, often nearly impenetrable, especially tropical vegetation or a tropical rain forest.
2.
a tract of such land.
3.
a wilderness of dense overgrowth; a piece of swampy, thickset forestland.
4.
any confused mass or agglomeration of objects; jumble:
a jungle of wrecked automobiles.
5.
something that baffles or perplexes; maze:
a jungle of legal double-talk.
6.
a scene of violence and struggle for survival:
The neglected prison was a jungle for its inmates.
7.
a place or situation of ruthless competition:
the advertising jungle.
8.
Slang. a hobo camp.
noun
1.
a novel (1906) by Upton Sinclair.
noun
1.
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.
a type of fast electronic dance music, originating in the early 1990s, which combines elements of techno and ragga
5.
(US, slang) (esp in the Depression) a gathering place for the unemployed, etc
jungle

noun

A camp or regular stopping place near the railroad on the outskirts of a town: always leaves the jungle like he found it (1914+ Hoboes)
Any place of notable violence, lawlessness, etc: The neighborhood’s becoming a jungle (1906+)

see: law of the jungle

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