Definitions of entanglement

  1. An extensive low obstacle formed of stakes, stumps, or the like, connected by wires, ropes, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. An obstruction of cables and spars across a river or harbor entrance. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Act of ensnaring or state of being ensnared; in military use, a protection for a trench, made of barbed wire strung on steel posts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. State of being entangled: a confused state: perplexity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. State of being entangled; involution; a confused state; perplexity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. A disordered state. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for entanglement

  1. Had he not spoken of some entanglement in Spain and of children? – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  2. It is due to his entanglement in the strangling coils of Skeltery that Stevenson did not take the drama seriously. – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews