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Meaning of jungle

jun•gle

Pronunciation: ( jung'gul), [key]
— n.
  1. a wild land overgrown with dense vegetation, often nearly impenetrable, esp. 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. a hobo camp.

Jungle The

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a novel (1906) by Upton Sinclair.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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