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involved


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Involved  \In*volved"\,  a.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Same  as  {Involute}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Involve  \In*volve"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Involved};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Involving}.]  [L.  involvere  involutum  to  roll  about 
  wrap  up  pref.  in-  in  +  volvere  to  roll:  cf  OF  involver. 
  See  {Voluble},  and  cf  {Involute}.] 
  1.  To  roll  or  fold  up  to  wind  round;  to  entwine. 
 
  Some  of  serpent  kind  .  .  .  involved  Their  snaky 
  folds.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  envelop  completely;  to  surround;  to  cover;  to  hide;  to 
  involve  in  darkness  or  obscurity. 
 
  And  leave  a  sing[`e]d  bottom  all  involved  With 
  stench  and  smoke.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  complicate  or  make  intricate,  as  in  grammatical 
  structure.  ``Involved  discourses.''  --Locke. 
 
  4.  To  connect  with  something  as  a  natural  or  logical 
  consequence  or  effect;  to  include  necessarily;  to  imply. 
 
  He  knows  His  end  with  mine  involved.  --Milton. 
 
  The  contrary  necessarily  involves  a  contradiction. 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  5.  To  take  in  to  gather  in  to  mingle  confusedly;  to  blend 
  or  merge.  [R.] 
 
  The  gathering  number,  as  it  moves  along  Involves  a 
  vast  involuntary  throng.  --Pope. 
 
  Earth  with  hell  To  mingle  and  involve.  --Milton. 
 
  6.  To  envelop,  infold,  entangle,  or  embarrass;  as  to  involve 
  a  person  in  debt  or  misery. 
 
  7.  To  engage  thoroughly;  to  occupy,  employ,  or  absorb. 
  ``Involved  in  a  deep  study.''  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  8.  (Math.)  To  raise  to  any  assigned  power;  to  multiply,  as  a 
  quantity,  into  itself  a  given  number  of  times;  as  a 
  quantity  involved  to  the  third  or  fourth  power. 
 
  Syn:  To  imply;  include;  implicate;  complicate;  entangle; 
  embarrass;  overwhelm. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Involve},  {Imply}.  Imply  is  opposed  to  express,  or 
  set  forth;  thus  an  implied  engagement  is  one  fairly 
  to  be  understood  from  the  words  used  or  the 
  circumstances  of  the  case,  though  not  set  forth  in 
  form  Involve  goes  beyond  the  mere  interpretation  of 
  things  into  their  necessary  relations;  and  hence  if 
  one  thing  involves  another,  it  so  contains  it  that  the 
  two  must  go  together  by  an  indissoluble  connection. 
  War,  for  example,  involves  wide  spread  misery  and 
  death;  the  premises  of  a  syllogism  involve  the 
  conclusion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  involved 
  adj  1:  connected  by  participation  or  association  or  use  "we 
  accomplished  nothing,  simply  because  of  the  large 
  number  of  people  involved";  "the  problems  involved"; 
  "the  involved  muscles";  "I  don't  want  to  get 
  involved";  "everyone  involved  in  the  bribery  case  has 
  been  identified"  [ant:  {uninvolved}] 
  2:  entangled  or  hindered  as  if  e.g.  in  mire;  "the  difficulties 
  in  which  the  question  is  involved";  "brilliant  leadership 
  mired  in  details  and  confusion"  [syn:  {mired}] 
  3:  emotionally  involved  [syn:  {involved  with(p)}] 
  4:  highly  involved  or  intricate;  "the  Byzantine  tax  structure"; 
  "convoluted  legal  language";  "convoluted  reasoning";  "an 
  intricate  labyrinth  of  refined  phraseology";  "the  plot  was 
  too  involved";  "a  knotty  problem";  "got  his  way  by 
  labyrinthine  maneuvering";  "Oh,  what  a  tangled  web  we 
  weave"-  Sir  Walter  Scott;  "tortuous  legal  procedures"; 
  "tortuous  negotiations  lasting  for  months"  [syn:  {Byzantine}, 
  {convoluted},  {intricate},  {knotty},  {labyrinthine},  {tangled}, 
  {tortuous}] 
  5:  enveloped;  "a  castle  involved  in  mist";  "the  difficulties  in 
  which  the  question  is  involved" 




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