What does WILD mean?

Definitions for WILDwaɪld

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word WILD.

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"


  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

  11. Origin: [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of uncertain origin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wild

    wīld, adj. frolicsome, light-hearted: being in a state of nature: not tamed or cultivated: uncivilised: desert: unsheltered: violent: eager, keen: licentious: fantastic: wide of the mark.—n. an uncultivated region: a forest or desert.—ns. Wīld′-ass, an Asiatic or African ass living naturally in a wild state; Wīld′-boar, a wild swine or animal of the hog kind.—adj. Wīld′-born, born in a wild state.—n. Wīld′-cat, the undomesticated cat.—adj. (U.S.) haphazard, reckless, unsound financially.—ns. Wīld′-cherr′y, any uncultivated tree bearing cherries, or its fruit; Wīld′-duck, any duck excepting the domesticated duck.—v.t. Wilder (wil′dėr), to bewilder.—v.i. to wander widely or wildly.—adv. Wil′deredly, in a wildered manner.—ns. Wil′dering, any plant growing wild, esp. one that has escaped from a state of cultivation; Wil′derment, confusion; Wil′derness, a wild or waste place: an uncultivated region: a confused mass: (Shak.) wildness; Wīld′-fire, a composition of inflammable materials: a kind of lightning flitting at intervals: a disease of sheep; Wīld′-fowl, the birds of the duck tribe: game-birds; Wīld′-fowl′ing, the pursuit of wild-fowl; Wīld′-goose, a bird of the goose kind which is wild or feral; Wīld′-goose-chase (see Chase); Wīld-hon′ey, the honey of wild bees; Wīld′ing, that which grows wild or without cultivation: a wild crab-apple.—adj. uncultivated.—adj. Wīld′ish, somewhat wild.—n. Wīld′-land, land completely uncultivated.—adv. Wīld′ly.—ns. Wīld′ness; Wīld′-oat, a tall perennial Old World grass.—adj. Wīld′-wood, belonging to wild uncultivated wood.—n. a forest.—Wild animals, undomesticated animals; Wild birds, birds not domesticated, esp. those protected at certain seasons under the Act of 1880; Wild hunt, the name given in Germany to a noise sometimes heard in the air at night, mostly between Christmas and Epiphany, as of a host of spirits rushing along, accompanied by the shouting of huntsmen and the baying of dogs—the 'Seven Whistlers' and 'Gabriel's Hounds' of our own north country; Wild shot, a chance shot.—Run wild, to take to loose living: to revert to the wild or uncultivated state; Sow wild oats (see Oat). [A.S. wild; prob. orig. 'self-willed,' from the root of will; Ger. wild.]

  2. Wild

    wīld, a variety of weald.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WILD in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WILD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stephen Kovacevich:

    The second one is wild.

  2. One African American man:

    It was just like the Wild West.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    All good things are wild, and free.

  4. Michael McCaul:

    The wild card here is the wife Malik.

  5. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Why do you lead me a wild-goose chase

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