Definitions of entanglement

  1. an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. State of being entangled; intricate and confused involution; that which entangles; intricacy; perplexity. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An extensive low obstacle formed of stakes, stumps, or the like, connected by wires, ropes, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An obstruction of cables and spars across a river or harbor entrance. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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.
  6. State of being entangled: a confused state: perplexity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. State of being entangled; involution; a confused state; perplexity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A disordered state. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. A military obstacle, stems of trees half cut through and the upper parts picketed down to the ground, or strong wire twisted round top of pickets a foot in length. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  10. n. The state of being entangled; intricacy; perplexity. Cabinet Dictionary
  11. Intricacy, perplexity, puzzle. Complete Dictionary