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Wild meaning

wild - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. Living in a state of nature; inhabiting natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not easily approached by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild boar; a wild ox; a wild cat.
  2. 2. Growing or produced without culture; growing or prepared without the aid and care of man; native; not cultivated; brought forth by unassisted nature or by animals not domesticated; as, wild parsnip, wild camomile, wild strawberry, wild honey.
  3. 3. Desert; not inhabited or cultivated; as, wild land.
  4. 4. Savage; uncivilized; not refined by culture; ferocious; rude; as, wild natives of Africa or America.
  5. 5. Not submitted to restraint, training, or regulation; turbulent; tempestuous; violent; ungoverned; licentious; inordinate; disorderly; irregular; fanciful; imaginary; visionary; crazy.
  6. 6. Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered; as, a wild roadstead.
  7. 7. An uninhabited and uncultivated tract or region; a forest or desert; a wilderness; a waste; as, the wilds of America; the wilds of Africa.
  8. 8. Wildly; as, to talk wild.
  9. 9. Indicating strong emotion, intense excitement, or ewilderment; as, a wild look.
  10. 10. Hard to steer; - said of a vessel.
  11. 11. An uncultivated or desert region.
  12. 12. Not tamed, or cultivated; fierce; savage: bereft of reason: desert: licentious.

wild - examples of usage

  1. However, to create wild success you've got to stop building sand castles and begin building your empire!
  2. When he began to speak Ralph had a wild desire to talk to him; to question him; to make him understand. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. He was evidently getting wild. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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