Origin of jungle
Definition for jungle (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for jungle
Over the past week, Sony Pictures Entertainment has received more body blows than Muhammad Ali during the Rumble in the Jungle.Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack|Marlow Stern|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, visitors are scarce and the jungle is taking over, leaving some locals nostalgic.Six Must-Read Stories About the Sony Hacks, Congo’s Forgotten Colonial Getaway and Another Woman’s Story of U-VA|The Daily Beast|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Belgian church has a chalkboard sitting at the pulpit with the jungle peeking through the windows behind it.
Bibi was pregnant, and Louise delivered her baby, a boy named Christian, the same day in the jungle.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Certainly I can imagine ways of giving this jungle hero some up-to-date progressive attitudes.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?|Ted Gioia|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And even after six years of the jungle, he maintained his picturesqueness.Angel Island|Inez Haynes Gillmore
Perhaps he was anxious to place as much distance as possible between his own person and the terrifying beasts of the jungle.The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour|George A. Warren
But of course Mappo's folks were, by this time, a long way off in the jungle woods, wondering where Mappo himself was.Mappo, the Merry Monkey|Richard Barnum
All the Mission men now are away in the jungle trying to bring back the foolish boys to the village and the Mission.Gold Out of Celebes|Aylward Edward Dingle
The law of progress and civilization is not the law of the jungle.Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed.|Calvin Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for jungle
Word Origin for jungle
Word Origin and History for jungle
1776, from Hindi jangal "desert, forest, wasteland, uncultivated ground," from Sanskrit jangala-s "arid, sparsely grown with trees," of unknown origin. Specific sense of "land overgrown by vegetation in a wild, tangled mass" is first recorded 1849; meaning "place notoriously lawless and violent" is first recorded 1906, from Upton Sinclair's novel (cf. asphalt jungle, 1949, William R. Burnett's novel title, made into a film 1950 by John Huston; blackboard jungle, 1954, Evan Hunter's novel title, movie in 1955). Jungle gym was a trademark name, 1923, by Junglegym Inc., Chicago, U.S. Jungle bunny, derogatory for "black person," attested from 1966.
Idioms and Phrases with jungle
see law of the jungle.