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It Has 6 letters ( t a n g l e )         2 vowels ( a e )         4 consonants ( t n g l )         Word on the contrary elgnat

Which the Definition/Meaning of tangle in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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Origin uncertain; apparently a variant form of _tagle_. VERB TANGLE (_third-person singular simple present_ TANGLES, _present participle_ TANGLING, _simple past and past participle_ TANGLED) * (intransitive) to become mixed together or intertwined _Her hair was TANGLED from a day in the wind._ * (intransitive) to be forced into some kind of situation * (intransitive) to enter into an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight _Don't TANGLE with someone three times your size._ _He TANGLED with the law._ * (transitive) to mix together or intertwine * (transitive) to catch and hold * Milton TANGLED in amorous nets. * Crashaw When my simple weakness strays, / TANGLED in forbidden ways. SYNONYMS * (to become mixed together or intertwined): dishevel, tousle * (to be forced into some kind of situation): drag, drag in, embroil, sweep, sweep up * (to enter into an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight): argue, conflict, dispute, fight * (to mix together or intertwine): entangle, knot, mat, snarl * (to catch and hold): entrap ANTONYMS * (to mix together or intertwine): untangle, unsnarl TRANSLATIONS NOUN TANGLE (_plural_ TANGLES) * A tangled twisted mass. * A complicated or confused state or condition. _I tried to sort through this TANGLE and got nowhere._ * An argument, conflict, dispute, or fight. * (mathematics) A region of the projection of a knot such that the knot crosses its perimeter exactly four times. SYNONYMS * (tangled twisted mass): knot, mess, snarl * (complicated or confused state or condition): maze, snarl * (argument, conflict, dispute, or fight): argument, conflict, dispute, fight TRANSLATIONS

Origin uncertain; apparently a variant form of tagle.

Verb

tangle (third-person singular simple present tangles, present participle tangling, simple past and past participle tangled)

  1. (intransitive) to become mixed together or intertwined
    Her hair was tangled from a day in the wind.
  2. (intransitive) to be forced into some kind of situation
  3. (intransitive) to enter into an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight
    Don't tangle with someone three times your size.
    He tangled with the law.
  4. (transitive) to mix together or intertwine
  5. (transitive) to catch and hold
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Noun

tangle (plural tangles)

  1. A tangled twisted mass.
  2. A complicated or confused state or condition.
    I tried to sort through this tangle and got nowhere.
  3. An argument, conflict, dispute, or fight.
  4. (mathematics) A region of the projection of a knot such that the knot crosses its perimeter exactly four times.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of tangle in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* IPA(key): /ˈtæŋ.ɡəl/ * (also) (US) IPA(key): /ˈteɪŋ.ɡəl/ * Rhymes: -æŋɡəl

  • IPA(key): /ˈtæŋ.ɡəl/
  • (also) (US) IPA(key): /ˈteɪŋ.ɡəl/
  • Rhymes: -æŋɡəl

Which the Definition/Meaning of tangle in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

Of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian _tongul_, Faroese _tongul_, Icelandic _þöngull_. NOUN TANGLE (_plural_ TANGLES) * Any large type of seaweed, especially a species of _Laminaria_. * 1849, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, _In Memoriam_, 10: Than if with thee the roaring wells / Should gulf him fathom-deep in brine; / And hands so often clasped in mine, / Should toss with TANGLE and with shells. * (in the plural) An instrument consisting essentiallly of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or other similar substances, used to capture starfishes, sea urchins, and other similar creatures living at the bottom of the sea.

Of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian tongul, Faroese tongul, Icelandic þöngull.

Noun

tangle (plural tangles)

  1. Any large type of seaweed, especially a species of Laminaria.
  2. (in the plural) An instrument consisting essentiallly of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or other similar substances, used to capture starfishes, sea urchins, and other similar creatures living at the bottom of the sea.

Which the Definition/Meaning of tangle in categoryENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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English - External Links

* tangle in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * tangle in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * tangle at _OneLook Dictionary Search_

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