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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun tangle:

snarlmazetangle

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb tangle:

mattousleembroilentangleknottanglesnarlsweepdrag
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Definition of the noun tangle

What does tangle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tangles

  1. a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven
    • example: they carved their way through the tangle of vines
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic term: natural object = an object occurring naturally
    • more specific terms:
  2. something jumbled or confused
    • example: a tangle of government regulations
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of tangle: maze / snarl
    • more generic word: perplexity = trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

Alternative definition of the noun tangle

noun

  1. a tangled twisted mass
  2. a complicated or confused state or condition
  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.
  5. Any large type of seaweed, especially a species of Laminaria.

Definition of the verb tangle

What does tangle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: tangled | tangling | tangles

  1. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
  2. tangle or complicate
  3. disarrange or rumple; dishevel
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of tangle: dishevel / tousle
    • more generic word: disarrange = destroy the arrangement or order of
  4. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
    • example: They tangle their hair
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of tangle: entangle / mat / snarl
    • more generic words: distort / twine / twist = form into a spiral shape
    • more specific words:
      • felt = mat together and make felt-like
      • ensnarl / enmesh / mesh = entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh

Alternative definition of the verb tangle

verb

  1. [intransitive] to become mixed together or intertwined
  2. [intransitive] to be forced into some kind of situation
  3. [intransitive] to enter into an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight
  4. [transitive] to mix together or intertwine
  5. [transitive] to catch and hold

Films

  1. Tangle is an Australian drama series for the Showcase subscription television channel. It focuses on the tangled lives of two generations of two families. Tangle is filmed in Melbourne and first screened on 1 October 2009. It is written by Fiona Seres, Tony McNamara and Judi McCrossin, and directed by Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville and Stuart McDonald. There have so far been three seasons.
    • begun on and completed on
    • 22 episodes of 60 or 50 minutes each, in 2 seasons
    • country: Australia
    • created by John Edwards
    • regular cast:
    • genre: Drama
    • some of the awards:
        • AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama nomination for Catherine McClements
        • AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama (Season 2) nomination for Justine Clarke
        • Australian Film Institute Award for Best Direction in Television Drama (Season 2 - Episode 16, 'Lost And Found') nomination for Emma Freeman
        • AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television (Season 2 - Episode 15, 'Sleepwalking') nomination for Fiona Seres
        • AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series (Season 2) nomination for Imogen Banks & John Edwards
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male nomination for Matt Day
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male nomination for Ben Mendelsohn
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female nomination for Justine Clarke
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female nomination for Catherine McClements
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Australian Drama
        • Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series nomination for Showtime movie channels
        • Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor nomination for Ben Mendelsohn
        • Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress nomination for Justine Clarke
        • Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress nomination for Kat Stewart
        • Logie Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer nomination for Eva Lazzaro
        • AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama, received by Catherine McClements
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male, received by Ben Mendelsohn
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female, received by Justine Clarke
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Australian Drama (Season 2)
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female nomination for Catherine McClements
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female nomination for Justine Clarke
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male nomination for Don Hany
        • Logie Award for Most Popular Actor nomination for Don Hany
        • Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress nomination for Justine Clarke
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female, received by Catherine McClements
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female (Season 3) nomination for Catherine McClements
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female (Season 3) nomination for Justine Clarke
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female (Season 3) nomination for Eva Lazzaro
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Australian Drama (Season 3)
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male (Season 3) nomination for Lincoln Younes
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male (Season 3) nomination for Daniel Wyllie
        • Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series nomination for Showtime movie channels
        • Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress nomination for Catherine McClements
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female (Season 3), received by Catherine McClements
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male (Tangle - season 3), received by Lincoln Younes
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Australian Drama (Season 3)
    • official website: www.showtime.com.au/series/tangle
  2. "Tangle" is a 2009 short animation film directed by Mrinalini Kannan.
  3. "Tangle" is a film, directed by Liu Yonghong.

Music

  1. "Tangle" is the second album by Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, released as an LP in 1989 through the band's own label, Thwart Productions.
  2. "Tangle" is a composition, cataloged instance.

Miscellanea

  1. Tangle: The third series of Tangle, an Australian drama television series, was confirmed in December 2010, and production began in June 2011 and ended in August. Series three will contain six episodes, and is written by Fiona Seres and Tony McNamara, and directed by Emma Freeman and Michael James Rowland.
  2. Tangle: In knot theory, a branch of mathematics, a pretzel link is a special kind of link. A pretzel link which is also a knot is a pretzel knot.
  3. Tangle: The first series of Tangle, an Australian drama television series, began airing on 1 October 2009 on Showcase. Season one of Tangle explores the intertwined lives of two families, who sometimes connect and sometimes clash as they journey through life together. It concluded on 26 November 2009 after 10 episodes.
  4. Tangle a.k.a. Tangle - Season 2: The second series of Tangle, an Australian drama television series, began airing on 20 July 2010 on Showcase. The season concluded on 24 August 2010 after 6 episodes.
  5. Tangle a.k.a. Tangale Language: Tangale is a West Chadic language spoken in Nigeria.

Phrases with Tangle

Phrases starting with the word Tangle:

  1. tangle with
  2. tangle orchid
  3. Tangle Web Spider
  4. Tangle-Veined Flies

Phrases ending with the word Tangle:

  1. sea tangle
  2. Cuban Tangle
  3. Turkey Tangle

Other phrases containing the word Tangle:

  1. Turkey Tangle Fogfruit
  2. Turkey Tangle Frogfruit

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tangle

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Google previewMathematics in St. Petersburg (1996)

by A. A. Bolibrukh, A. S. Merkurv

From diagrams to tangles. A tangle is a proper 1 -dimensional compact smooth submanifold of R2 x [0, ...

Google previewIntelligence of Low Dimensional Topology 2006 (2007)

Hiroshima, Japan, 22-26 July 2006 by J. Scott Carter

A trivial tangle is a pair (B", t), where B" is a 3-ball and t is a union of two arcs properly embedded in...

Google previewSolitons, Geometry, and Topology (1997)

On the Crossroad by V. M. Buchstaber, Sergeĭ Petrovich Novikov

A universal invariant for framed tangles: The modified Kontse- vich integral. We fix an oriented 3 -dimensional Euclidean space R3 with coordinates (x, y, t) . A tangle is a smooth one-dimensional compact oriented manifold £,CR3 lying ...

Google previewInteractions Between Hyperbolic Geometry, Quantum Topology, and Number Theory (2011)

Workshop, June 3-13, 2009, Conference, June 15-19, 2009, Columbia University, New Ork, NY by Abhijit Champanerkar

A directed tangle is a smooth embedding f: (M,∂M) → (R2 × [0,1],R2 × ∂[0,1]) where M is a compact oriented...

Google previewLectures on Tensor Categories and Modular Functors (2001)

by Bojko Bakalov, Alexander A. Kirillov

A generalized ribbon tangle is an isotopy class of a union of several non- intersecting ribbons and several coupons in R* x [0...

Google previewGuts of Surfaces and the Colored Jones Polynomial (2012)

by David Futer, Efstratia Kalfagianni, Jessica Purcell

A rational tangle is a pair .B; L/ where B is a 3-ball and L is a pair of arcs in...

A marked rational tangle is an embedding of .B; L/ into R3, with B being embedded into the ...

Google previewA Survey of Knot Theory (2012)

by Akio Kawauchi

A tangle is the pair consisting of a 3-ball B" and a (possibly disconnected) proper 1-submanifold t with Öt # (). In particular, it is an n-string...

Google previewNew Scientific Applications of Geometry and Topology (1992)

by De Witt L. Sumners, Nicholas R. Cozzarelli

So, a tangle is a triple B = (B,t,O).

Google previewFunctorial Knot Theory (2001)

Categories of Tangles, Coherence, Categorical Deformations, and Topological Invariants by David N. Yetter

A geometric tangle is a geometric braid if it is the image of a map of the form T : {1, ...

Google previewBiomathematics (2006)

Modelling and Simulation by J. C. Misra

There is a classification scheme for rational tangles that is based on a standard form that is a minimal alternating diagram. The classifying vector for a rational tangle is an integer entry vector (a1, a2, ..., an) of odd or even length, with ...

Google previewCalculating the Secrets of Life (1995)

Applications of the Mathematical Sciences in Molecular Biology by Eric S. Lander, Michael S. Waterman

The classifying vector for a rational tangle is an integer-entry vector (aua2,...,an) of odd or even length, with all entries (except possibly the last) nonzero and having the same sign, and with | ax | > 1 . The integers in the classifying vector ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

TANGLE, v. tang gl [probably the same word as TANGLE 2: to tangle is “to keep twisting together like seaweed'—Skeat]: to knit together confusedly, as a thread; to interweave so as to make it difficult to unravel ; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optimization (2008)

by Christodoulos A. Floudas, Panos M. Pardalos

Branchwidth and Branch Decompositions, Figure 2 Tangle of Order 3 for the Example Graph of Fig. 1 tion of T. Robertson and Seymour [49] proved a minmax relationship between tangles and branch ...

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

by Walter William Skeat

sen weed; see Tangle. Tangent. (L.) From L. tangent-, touching, stem of pres. pt. of tangere (base tag), to touch; pp. tactut. + Gk. base T07-, as in TfTafiim, having taken ; Goth. tckan, to touch ; Icel. taka, to take. (VSTAG.) Allied to Take ...

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Quotes about Tangle

Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists. (Eudora Welty)
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Scrabble value of T1A1N1G2L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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