Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Complicated; intricate: synonym: complex.
  • adjective Connected by participation or association.
  • adjective On fire; burning.
  • adjective Emotionally committed.
  • adjective Having a sexual relationship.
  • adjective Curled inward; coiled or involute.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In conchology, same as involute, 1 .
  • 2, In heraldry, same as enveloped.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Same as involute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Complicated.
  • adjective Associated with others (in a crime, process, etc.)
  • adjective Having an affair with someone.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of involve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective emotionally involved
  • adjective entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire
  • adjective connected by participation or association or use
  • adjective highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
  • adjective enveloped

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Examples

  • Having our songs in those shows really did give Tommy and I the ability to finish the album ourselves and without a label involved back then and have the chance to let people hear the music

    Jon Chattman: A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Gift in a NYC Bathroom and Graffiti6 Gets Solo and Stripped Down

  • Having our songs in those shows really did give Tommy and I the ability to finish the album ourselves and without a label involved back then and have the chance to let people hear the music

    Jon Chattman: A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Gift in a NYC Bathroom and Graffiti6 Gets Solo and Stripped Down

  • Having our songs in those shows really did give Tommy and I the ability to finish the album ourselves and without a label involved back then and have the chance to let people hear the music

    Jon Chattman: A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Gift in a NYC Bathroom and Graffiti6 Gets Solo and Stripped Down

  • I think your single-minded focus on pain, however, shows that you think the level of pain involved is the only critical element of a holocaust.

    ProWomanProLife » Back to school

  • Saying that, there is a certain dialectic in the simple sense of the term involved here, in terms of community norms that can be reasonably conceived and established within the context of both the law and wider moral/ethical considerations at the community level.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Sad Victory for Thuggery in Texas

  • Matilda was never crowned, though she had the same claim to the throne as Mary, and her attempt to (p. 180) enforce her title involved England in nineteen years of anarchy and civil war.

    Henry VIII.

  • The term involved is 'Medical Loss Ratio' or MLR and the compromise set it at 90% while the current industry standard is about 80% and insurance companies like Aetna have openly admitted their major goal is to fatten profit margins by driving it down further.

    The Nation: Top Stories

  • The term involved is 'Medical Loss Ratio' or MLR and the compromise set it at 90% while the current industry standard is about 80% and insurance companies like Aetna have openly admitted their major goal is to fatten profit margins by driving it down further.

    The Nation: Top Stories

  • Â I know they are teasing the Orton / Punk feud, so why not have the title involved there?

    PWTorch.com

  • In particular, those uses of a term involved in the expression of belief, either in thought or talk, will likely be explained by the same processes of confirmation that Quine argued were dependent on the character of one's belief system as a whole, and not upon some local feature of that system in the way that an “analytic” claim would have to be (cf. Gibbard 2008).

    The Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

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  • "they are not wanting this, they are not willing it - they are just involved, see? They walk IN and they get trapped between the revolving doors of those two v's. Involved."

    - from Zadie Smith's White Teeth

    January 2, 2009

  • complicated, and difficult to comprehend

    The physics lecture became so involved that the undergraduate’s eyes glazed over.

    October 11, 2016