- 1An area of land overgrown with dense forest and tangled vegetation, typically in the tropics: we set off into the jungle [mass noun]: the lakes are hidden in dense jungleMore example sentences
- Such terrain includes cities, jungles, and dense forests, but it also includes open terrain when it is mountainous or broken, affording the enemy numerous hiding places.
- He fell on top of a colossal butte overlooking a dense jungle.
- Your guide will lead you through miles of old cane lands, tropical forests, and jungles rich with magnificent scenery.
- 1.1A wild tangled mass of vegetation or other things: the garden was a jungle of bluebellsMore example sentences
- The tops of the washing machines are covered by a jungle of well-watered pot plants.
- My carpaccio was passable, but far too sparse and hidden beneath a jungle of foliage.
- We sit there sometimes, but prefer the front, which is more like a jungle of plants where coffee refills are 10 minutes apart.
- 1.2A situation or place of bewildering complexity or brutal competitiveness: it’s a jungle out thereMore example sentences
- Perhaps, our urban jungle is just as bewildering for the old man and his daughter.
- But the European airline industry remains an insane jungle of bizarre and complex rules.
- I know it's shameless, but the publishing world is a competitive jungle and, hey, you have to grab what chances you can.
- 2 (also jungle music) [mass noun] A style of dance music incorporating elements of ragga, hip hop, and hard core and consisting of very fast electronic drum tracks and slower synthesized bass lines, originating in Britain in the early 1990s.More example sentences
- On your old website, you mentioned that you both grew up listening to hip-hop, reggae and jungle.
- ‘He's been working on free jazz, hip hop, jungle and house,’ he says.
- Furthermore, his contributions to electronica paved the way for genres such as acid house, deep house, jungle, and drum & bass.
the law of the jungle
- The principle that those who are strong and apply ruthless self-interest will be most successful: power politics reflected the law of the jungleMore example sentences
the survival of the fittest, each/every man for himself, dog-eat-dog
- He viewed the world as one where the law of the jungle prevailed and the strong could kill the weak.
- Otherwise, we simply have the law of the jungle.
- His colleagues, who recounted the story, called his decision prudent in a city ruled by the law of the jungle for more than a year.
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- One of the guests has been scuba diving off that jungled shoreline we passed, and on the bottom he found a ship's canon from around Nelson's time.
- Instead we are moving the mail over distances of hundreds of miles - over jungled mountains and high palmy savannahs - using high-frequency radio.
- They planned a development of high-rise hotels, the jungled hills denuded and flattened for airstrips, a restaurant built over the fragile coral reefs we had explored all week.
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- Then he adds a surging bassline that would be a balm on any junglist dancefloor.
- The Subterranean Sound guys heat things up as well, with the return of their junglist ways.
- It's a little too jazzy for my tastes at first, but the last hour is great, sweaty, junglist action.
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- As a consequence, the garden has become somewhat jungly.
- If you want to create a jungly otherworld at the bottom of your garden, then you should definitely go green.
- The female crooners, the slightly jungly beats, the hip-hop influence, the somewhat pop sensibility; it's all here.
late 18th century: via Hindi from Sanskrit jāṅgala 'rough and arid (terrain)'.