1. To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.
Some of serpent kind . . . involvedMilton.
Their snaky folds.
2. To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
And leave a singèd bottom all involvedMilton.
With stench and smoke.
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
His end with mine involved.
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,Pope.
Involves a vast involuntary throng.
Earth with hellMilton.
To mingle and involve.
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. 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.
(In*volved") a. (Zoöl.) Same as Involute.
(In*volv"ed*ness) n. The state of being involved.
(In*volve"ment) n. The act of involving, or the state of being involved. Lew Wallace.
(In*vul"gar) v. t. [Pref. in- in + vulgar.] To cause to become or appear vulgar. [Obs.] Daniel.
(In*vul"gar), a. [Pref. in- not + vulgar.] Not vulgar; refined; elegant. [Obs.] Drayton.
(In*vul"ner*a*bil`i*ty) n. [Cf. F. invulnérabilité.] Quality or state of being invulnerable.
(In*vul"ner*a*ble) a. [L. invulnerabilis: cf. F. invulnérable. See In- not, and Vulnerable.]
1. Incapable of being wounded, or of receiving injury.
Neither vainly hopeMilton.
To be invulnerable in those bright arms.
2. Unanswerable; irrefutable; that can not be refuted or convinced; as, an invulnerable argument.