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Savage meaning

savage - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.
  2. 2. Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.
  3. 3. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.
  4. 4. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.
  5. 5. A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.
  6. 6. A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
  7. 7. To make savage.
  8. 8. A wild person; barbarian; fierce or cruel person.
  9. 9. Wild; uncivilised; rude; fierce; cruel.

savage - examples of usage

  1. One glance round showed him the savage animal close behind. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. From that day forward it always treated him as a friend, while it remained as savage as before towards every one else. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. What did the old savage mean? - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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