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JUNGLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jungle mean? 

JUNGLE (noun)
  The noun JUNGLE has 3 senses:

1. an impenetrable equatorial forest
2. a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
3. a place where hoboes camp

  Familiarity information: JUNGLE used as a noun is uncommon.


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JUNGLE (noun)


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Meaning:

An impenetrable equatorial forest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("jungle" is a kind of...):

forest; timber; timberland; woodland (land that is covered with trees and shrubs)


Sense 2jungle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("jungle" is a kind of...):

location (a point or extent in space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jungle"):

concrete jungle (an area in a city with large modern buildings that is perceived as dangerous and unpleasant)


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Meaning:

A place where hoboes camp

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

hobo camp; jungle

Hypernyms ("jungle" is a kind of...):

camp (a group of people living together in a camp)


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