What does Wildlife mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wildlifenoun

    all living things (except people) that are undomesticated

    "chemicals could kill all the wildlife"


  1. wildlifenoun

    animals living and plants growing in their natural environment

  2. wildlifenoun

    members of a college fraternity

  3. wildlifenoun

    Wild animals, excluding fish.

  4. wildlifenoun

    Wild animals.


  1. Wildlife

    Wildlife traditionally refers to non-domesticated vertebrates, but has come to broadly reference to all wild plants, animals and other organisms . Domesticating wild plant and animal species for human benefit has occurred many times all over the planet, and has a major impact on the environment, both positive and negative. Wildlife can be found in all ecosystems. Deserts, forests, rain forests, plains, grasslands, other areas including the most developed urban sites, all have distinct forms of wildlife. While the term in popular culture usually refers to animals that are untouched by human factors, most scientists agree that wildlife around is affected by human activities. Humans have historically tended to separate civilization from wildlife in a number of ways including the legal, social, and moral sense. Religions have often declared certain animals to be sacred, and in modern times concern for the natural environment has provoked activists to protest the exploitation of wildlife for human benefit or entertainment.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Wildlife' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4436

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Wildlife' in Nouns Frequency: #1849

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wildlife in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wildlife in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Wildlife in a Sentence

  1. Santiago Soria:

    The spirit of the law is to do no damage to our wildlife.

  2. Janine Blaeloch:

    Private ownership is always going to lead to maximum exploitation of resources for profit, if you value preservation of functioning ecosystems and wildlife habitat, only public land will provide that in any significant way.

  3. Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta:

    One time, I was visiting with him in his dacha outside of Moscow, and he was going on and on, you know, just listing all of the problems that he thinks are caused by the United States, ... I said, ‘You know, Mr. Prime Minister, we actually have some things in common. We both want to protect wildlife, and I know how committed you are to protecting the tiger.’ I mean, all of a sudden, he sat up straight and his eyes got big and he goes, ‘You care about the tiger?’.

  4. Cary Lightsey:

    I guess I'm fortunate that every morning I get up, if I'm going to drive cattle or saddle horses, I get to watch the sunrise, i don't hear cars, I don't see cars, I don't see people. I see the wildlife.

  5. Miyoko Sakashita:

    The oil spill just shows how dirty and dangerous oil drilling is, and oil that gets into the water, it’s impossible to clean it up so it ends up washing up on our beaches and people come into contact with it and wildlife comes in contact with it, it has long-lasting effects on the breeding and reproduction of animals.

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    • B. auspices
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