entanglement

  • 1 Entanglement — may refer to: * Quantum entanglement * Wire entanglement * By catch, the unintended capture of animals in fishing nets * Entanglement , a level in Half Life 2 * Flavors of Entanglement, an album by Alanis Morissette. * Positive Quantem Energy… …

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  • 2 Entanglement — En*tan gle*ment, n. 1. State of being entangled; intricate and confused involution; that which entangles; intricacy; perplexity. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) An extensive low obstacle formed of stakes, stumps, or the like, connected by wires, ropes,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 entanglement — I (contusion) noun agitation, chaos, commotion, complexity, complication confusedness, derangement, disarrangement, disarry, disorder, disorganization, embroilment, enmeshment, ferment, imbroglio, intricacy, irregularity, jumble, maze, mix up,… …

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  • 4 entanglement — 1640s, from ENTANGLE (Cf. entangle) + MENT (Cf. ment). Foreign entanglements does not appear as such in Washington s Farewell Address, though he nonetheless warns against them. The phrase is found in William Coxe s 1798 memoirs of Sir Robert… …

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  • 5 entanglement — [n] complication, predicament affair, association, cobweb, complexity, confusion, difficulty, embarrassment, embroilment, enmeshment, ensnarement, entrapment, imbroglio, intricacy, intrigue, involvement, jumble, knot, liaison, mesh, mess, mix up …

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  • 6 entanglement — [[t]ɪntæ̱ŋg(ə)lmənt[/t]] entanglements 1) N COUNT An entanglement is a complicated or difficult relationship or situation. ...romantic entanglements. ...a military and political entanglement the Government probably doesn t want. 2) N VAR If… …

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  • 7 entanglement — n. entanglement in, with * * * [ɪn tæŋg(ə)lmənt] with entanglement in …

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  • 8 entanglement — noun Date: 1535 1. a. the action of entangling ; the state of being entangled b. something that entangles, confuses, or ensnares < a project delayed by legal entanglements > 2. the condition of being deeply involved < their entanglement in… …

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  • 9 entanglement — Synonyms and related words: abatis, absorption, adulterous affair, adultery, advanced work, affair, amour, association, balistraria, bamboozlement, bank, banquette, barbed wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier, bartizan, bastion,… …

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  • 10 entanglement —    an embarrassing or clandestine association    Literally, an ensnaring or enmeshing. It may refer to extramarital sexual relationships and other ill advised adventures:     Mr Hurd sought to extricate Lady Thatcher and other ministers from… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 11 entanglement — noun 1) their entanglement in the war Syn: involvement, embroilment 2) romantic entanglements Syn: affair, relationship, love affair, romance, amour, fling, dalliance, liaison, involvement …

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  • 12 entanglement —   Hihia.   Also: hihi, hihina, kāhihi, hili hewa.    ♦ To cause entanglement, ho ohihi …

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  • 13 entanglement — entangle ► VERB (usu. be entangled in/with) 1) cause to become tangled. 2) involve in complicated circumstances. DERIVATIVES entanglement noun …

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  • 14 entanglement — /en tang geuhl meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of entangling. 2. the state of being entangled. 3. something that entangles; snare; involvement; complication. [1630 40; ENTANGLE + MENT] * * * …

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  • 15 entanglement — noun a) The state of being entangled; intricate and confused involution. b) That which entangles; intricacy; perplexity. See Also: entangler, entangling …

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  • 16 entanglement — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. complexity, involvement, complication, snare; see affair 2 , confusion 2 , difficulty 1 , 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. knot, snare, difficulty, problem, quandary, predicament, embroilment, web, mess, involvement,… …

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  • 17 entanglement — en|tan|gle|ment [ınˈtæŋgəlmənt] n 1.) a difficult situation or relationship that is hard to escape from ▪ She had always been afraid of any emotional entanglements. 2.) [U] when something becomes entangled in something 3.) [C often plural] a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 entanglement — en|tan|gle|ment [ ın tæŋglmənt ] noun uncount the process of becoming entangled in something a. a complicated situation or relationship: Politicians must avoid personal entanglements if they want to get elected …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 entanglement — en tan·gle·ment || mÉ™nt n. confusion, complication; state of being entangled or ensnared (literal or figurative) …

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  • 20 entanglement — n. 1. Intricacy, involution, complication. 2. Perplexity, embarrassment, confusion, bewilderment …

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