Definitions for wildwaɪld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated:

    a wild animal.

  2. growing or produced without cultivation, as flowers, fruit, or honey.

  3. uninhabited; undeveloped:

    wild country.

  4. uncivilized; barbarous:

    wild tribes.

  5. of unrestrained violence or intensity, etc.:

    wild storms.

  6. characterized by violent feelings or excitement:

    a wild look.

  7. frantic; distracted:

    to drive someone wild.

  8. unruly or lawless:

    a gang of wild boys.

  9. unrestrained by reason or prudence:

    to regret one's wild youth.

  10. amazing; incredible:

    It's wild that he's suing.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  11. disheveled:

    wild hair.

  12. wide of the mark:

    a wild throw.

  13. Informal. intensely eager or enthusiastic:

    I'm wild about your new hairstyle.

  14. (of a card) having its value decided by the wishes of the players.

    Category: Games

  15. (adv.)in an unrestrained manner; wildly.

  16. (n.)Often, wilds. an uncultivated, uninhabited region or tract; wilderness:

    a safari to the wilds of Africa.

  17. (v.t.) attack or assault violently:

    The gang wilded some runners.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of wild:

bef. 900; ME, OE wilde, c. OS, OHG wildi, ON villr, Go wiltheis


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wild, natural state, state of nature(noun)

    a wild primitive state untouched by civilization

    "he lived in the wild"; "they collected mushrooms in the wild"

  2. wilderness, wild(adj)

    a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition

    "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"

  3. wild(adj)

    marked by extreme lack of restraint or control

    "wild talk"; "wild parties"

  4. wild, untamed(adj)

    in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated

    "wild geese"; "edible wild plants"

  5. wild(adj)

    in a state of extreme emotion

    "wild with anger"; "wild with grief"

  6. wild(adj)

    deviating widely from an intended course

    "a wild bullet"; "he threw a wild pitch"

  7. violent, wild(adj)

    (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud

    "a violent clash of colors"; "her dress was a violent red"; "a violent noise"; "wild colors"; "wild shouts"

  8. baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted, wild(adj)

    without a basis in reason or fact

    "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy"

  9. raving mad, wild(adj)

    talking or behaving irrationally

    "a raving lunatic"

  10. hazardous, risky, wild(adj)

    involving risk or danger

    "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a wild financial scheme"

  11. fantastic, wild(adj)

    fanciful and unrealistic; foolish

    "a fantastic idea of his own importance"

  12. godforsaken, waste, wild(adj)

    located in a dismal or remote area; desolate

    "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"

  13. crazy, wild, dotty, gaga(adj)

    intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with

    "crazy about cars and racing"; "he is potty about her"

  14. 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"

  15. angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wild(adverb)

    (of the elements) as if showing violent anger

    "angry clouds on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea"

  16. rampantly, wild(adverb)

    in an uncontrolled and rampant manner

    "weeds grew rampantly around here"

  17. wild(adverb)

    in a wild or undomesticated manner

    "growing wild"; "roaming wild"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wild(adjective)ˈaɪld

    (of an animal or plant) not raised or grown by humans

    wild flowers; a pack of wild dogs

  2. wildˈaɪld

    uncontrolled and full of energy

    They had a wild night out in town.; As a child he was pretty wild.; The crowd went wild as the band came in.

  3. wildˈaɪld

    (of the weather) stormy

    a wild and windy day

  4. wildˈaɪld

    expressed without consideration or without knowing the facts

    a wild guess/accusation

  5. wildˈaɪld

    (of a place) remote

    a wild region in the hills above the city

  6. wildˈaɪld

    very keen on

    I'm not wild about blue cheeses.

  7. wild(adverb)ˈaɪld

    in an uncontrolled way

    flowers growing wild in the meadows

  8. wildˈaɪld

    to behave in an uncontrolled way

    a room full of kids running wild

  9. wild(noun)ˈaɪld

    the natural environment, not controlled by humans

    a rare tiger spotted in the wild


  1. wild(Noun)

    The undomesticated state of a wild animal

    After mending the lion's leg, we returned him to the wild

  2. wild(Noun)

    a wilderness

  3. wild(Verb)

    To commit random acts of assault, robbery, and rape in an urban setting, especially as a gang.

  4. wild(Adverb)

    Inaccurately; not on target.

    The javelin flew wild and struck a spectator, to the horror of all observing.

  5. wild(Adjective)

    Untamed; not domesticated.

    The island of Chincoteague is famous for its wild horses.

  6. wild(Adjective)

    Unrestrained or uninhibited.

    I was filled with wild rage when I discovered the infidelity, and punched a hole in the wall.

  7. wild(Adjective)

    Raucous, unruly, or licentious.

    The fraternity was infamous for its wild parties, which frequently resulted in police involvement.

  8. wild(Adjective)

    Visibly and overtly anxious; frantic.

    Her mother was wild with fear when she didn't return home after the party.

  9. wild(Adjective)

    Disheveled, tangled, or untidy.

    After a week on the trail without a mirror, my hair was wild and dirty.

  10. wild(Adjective)


    I'm not wild about the idea of a two day car trip with my nephews, but it's my only option.

  11. wild(Adjective)


    The novice archer fired a wild shot and hit her opponent's target.

  12. wild(Adjective)

    Not capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.

  13. Wild(ProperNoun)

    for a wild person, or for someone living in uncultivated land.

  14. Origin: wilde, from wilþjaz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wild

    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. Wild

    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. Wild

    desert; not inhabited or cultivated; as, wild land

  4. Wild

    savage; uncivilized; not refined by culture; ferocious; rude; as, wild natives of Africa or America

  5. Wild

    not submitted to restraint, training, or regulation; turbulent; tempestuous; violent; ungoverned; licentious; inordinate; disorderly; irregular; fanciful; imaginary; visionary; crazy

  6. Wild

    exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered; as, a wild roadstead

  7. Wild

    indicating strong emotion, intense excitement, or /ewilderment; as, a wild look

  8. Wild

    hard to steer; -- said of a vessel

  9. Wild(noun)

    an uninhabited and uncultivated tract or region; a forest or desert; a wilderness; a waste; as, the wilds of America; the wilds of Africa

  10. Wild(adverb)

    wildly; as, to talk wild

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wild' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1992

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wild' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3468

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wild' in Adjectives Frequency: #248

Translations for wild

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of animals) not tamed

wolves and other wild animals.

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