Definitions for: Jungle

[n] a place where hoboes camp
[n] a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
[n] an impenetrable equatorial forest

Webster (1913) Definition: Jun"gle, n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr.
ja?gala desert.]
A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an
almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy
vegetation, as in India, Africa, Australia, and Brazil.

The jungles of India are of bamboos, canes, and other
palms, very difficult to penetrate. -- Balfour
(Cyc. of

Jungle bear (Zo["o]l.), the aswail or sloth bear.

Jungle cat (Zo["o]l.), the chaus.

Jungle cock (Zo["o]l.), the male of a jungle fowl.

Jungle fowl. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any wild species of the genus Gallus, of which several
species inhabit India and the adjacent islands; as, the
fork-tailed jungle fowl (G. varius) of Java, {G.
Stanleyi} of Ceylon, and G. Bankiva of India.

Note: The latter, which resembles the domestic gamecock, is
supposed to be one of the original species from which
the domestic fowl was derived.
(b) An Australian grallatorial bird (Megapodius tumulus)
which is allied to the brush turkey, and, like the
latter, lays its eggs in mounds of vegetable matter,
where they are hatched by the heat produced by

Synonyms: hobo camp

See Also: camp, concrete jungle, forest, location, timber, timberland, woodland

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Famous Quotes Containing Jungle:

Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle.

-- Norman Mailer (American Novelist)

Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so our Charley would grow up a nice boy and learn a profession. But instead we live in a jungle, so he can only be a wild animal. D'you think I picked the East Side like Columbus picked America?

-- Abraham Polonsky (American Writer)

My family said that I wanted to act even when I was a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India.

-- Julie Christie (British Actress)

George of the Jungle is a cartoon. He's a guy who swings around on a vine all day. Are you not buying that?

-- Brendan Fraser (American Actor)

I thought I would be Sheena of the Jungle as a little girl.

-- Pam Grier (American Actress)

But some people act like they think I live in the jungle someplace.

-- Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rican Athlete)

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

-- Albert Camus (French Philosopher)

Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.

-- Desmond Morris (English Scientist)

Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.

-- Bette Davis (American Actress)

I may be able to spot arrowheads on the desert but a refrigerator is a jungle in which I am easily lost.

-- Edward T. Hall (American Scientist)

It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.

-- Thor Heyerdahl (Norwegian Explorer)

The '90s are really the 'Sex and the City' woman, and I think, right now, the new contemporary woman is the 'Lipstick Jungle' woman.

-- Candace Bushnell (American Writer)

We might be workers, but we are not happy go-lucky jungle bunnies.

-- Slick Rick (American Musician)

Um, and I'm also very proud of my work on George of the Jungle 2.

-- Julie Benz (American Actress)

Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You'll never get out of the jungle that way.

-- Arthur Miller (American Playwright)

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.

-- Arna Bontemps (American Poet)

The Jungle Bush Beaters didn't last too long as a group, but we had a pretty good time while we did.

-- Levon Helm (American Musician)

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.

-- Luther Burbank (American Environmentalist)

Whoever claims that economic competition represents 'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics.

-- George Reisman (American Economist)

Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.

-- Sai Baba (Indian Leader)

The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.

-- Desmond Morris (English Scientist)

If I get a script that's set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work.

-- Kate Beckinsale (English Actress)

It's ironic, but until you can free those final monsters within the jungle of yourself, your life, your soul is up for grabs.

-- Rona Barrett (American Journalist)

Life is a zoo in a jungle.

-- Peter De Vries (American Novelist)

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