Definitions for SAVAGEˈsæv ɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sav•ageˈsæv ɪdʒ(adj.; n.; v.)-aged, -ag•ing.

  1. (adj.)fierce or ferocious; wild; untamed.

  2. uncivilized; barbarous.

  3. enraged or furiously angry.

  4. rugged or uncultivated, as country or scenery.

  5. (n.)an uncivilized human being.

  6. a fierce, brutal, or cruel person.

  7. a rude, boorish person.

  8. (v.t.)to assault and maul brutally.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. to criticize remorselessly.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of savage:

1250–1300; ME savage, sauvage (adj.) < MF sauvage, salvage < ML salvāticus, for L silvāticus of woodlands =silv(a) forest +-āticus adj. suffix

sav′age•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. savage, barbarian(noun)

    a member of an uncivilized people

  2. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat(adj)

    a cruelly rapacious person

  3. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious(adj)

    (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

    "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

  4. feral, ferine, savage(adj)

    wild and menacing

    "a pack of feral dogs"

  5. barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild(adj)

    without civilizing influences

    "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"

  6. ferocious, fierce, furious, savage(verb)

    marked by extreme and violent energy

    "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"

  7. savage(verb)

    attack brutally and fiercely

  8. savage, blast, pillory, crucify(verb)

    criticize harshly or violently

    "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. savage(adjective)ˈsæv ɪdʒ

    violent and cruel

    a savage beating; a child savagely attacked by a dog

Wiktionary

  1. savage(Noun)

    An uncivilized or feral human; a barbarian.

  2. savage(Noun)

    A defiant person.

  3. savage(Verb)

    To attack or assault someone or something ferociously or without restraint.

  4. savage(Verb)

    To criticise vehemently.

    His latest film was savaged by most reviewers.

  5. savage(Verb)

    To attack with the teeth

  6. savage(Adjective)

    wild; not cultivated

  7. savage(Adjective)

    barbaric; not civilized

  8. savage(Adjective)

    fierce and ferocious

  9. savage(Adjective)

    brutal, vicious or merciless

    The woman was killed in a savage manner.

  10. savage(Adjective)

    unpleasant or unfair

  11. Origin: From sauvage, salvage, from salvaticus, alteration of silvaticus, from silva.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Savage(adj)

    of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness

  2. Savage(adj)

    wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts

  3. Savage(adj)

    uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners

  4. Savage(adj)

    characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit

  5. Savage(noun)

    a human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners

  6. Savage(noun)

    a man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian

  7. Savage(verb)

    to make savage

Freebase

  1. Savage

    Demetrius Savelio, better known by his stage name Savage, is a New Zealander rapper of Samoan descent, and a former member of hip hop group the Deceptikonz. In 2009, he became the first New Zealand hip hop artist in history to have a commercial single achieve platinum certification status in the United States for selling over one million copies. He is not to be confused with Savage of the underground Atlanta- and Bronx-based hip hop group Hard Knocks, which released one album in 1992.


Translations for SAVAGE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

savage(adjective)

uncivilized

savage tribes.

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