What does savage mean?

Definitions for savage
ˈsæv ɪdʒsav·age

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

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"

Wiktionary

  1. savage(Noun)

    An uncivilized or feral human; a barbarian.

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

  2. savage(Noun)

    A defiant person.

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

  3. savage(Verb)

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

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

  4. savage(Verb)

    To criticise vehemently.

    His latest film was savaged by most reviewers.

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

  5. savage(Verb)

    To attack with the teeth

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

  6. savage(Adjective)

    wild; not cultivated

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

  7. savage(Adjective)

    barbaric; not civilized

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

  8. savage(Adjective)

    fierce and ferocious

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

  9. savage(Adjective)

    brutal, vicious or merciless

    The woman was killed in a savage manner.

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

  10. savage(Adjective)

    unpleasant or unfair

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Savage

    sav′āj, adj. wild: uncivilised: fierce: cruel: brutal: (her.) nude: naked.—n. a human being in a wild state: a brutal, fierce, or cruel person: a barbarian.—v.t. and v.i. to make savage, to play the savage.—n. Sav′agedom, a savage state: savages collectively.—adv. Sav′agely.—ns. Sav′ageness; Sav′agery, fierceness: ferocity: wild growth of plants; Sav′agism. [O. Fr. salvage—L. silvaticus, pertaining to the woods—silva, a wood.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of savage in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of savage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of savage in a Sentence

  1. John Garcia:

    [ I was trying to escape from ] the pain, the misery. The stress. The pressure. You name it. I was just trying to escape. That was my escape route. Not a healthy choice, but it was mainly to numb myself … The mere fact of seeing all the dead bodies, going to autopsies and doing the death notifications during the wee hours of the morning. Oscar-winning actor Actor Haing Ngor. who survived the savage horrors of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, was shot to death outside Actor Haing Ngor apartment. ( Oxygen).

  2. Plutarch:

    No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage.

  3. David Griffiths:

    This spate of savage killings must end here, there is little doubt that these especially brutal killings are designed to sow fear and to have a chilling effect on free speech. This is unacceptable.

  4. Jessamyn West:

    Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.

  5. Plato:

    Man...is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.

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Translations for savage

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  • همجي, متوحشArabic
  • див, брутален, безпощаденBulgarian
  • salvatgeCatalan, Valencian
  • divochCzech
  • Barbar, wild, roh, bestürmen, herfallen über, unbändig, beleidigen, barbarisch, unbebaut, angreifen, roher Mensch, beißen, rasend, anfallen, zerfleischen, wüst, wütend, Wilder, grausamGerman
  • άγριος, καταδαγκώνω, κατασπαράσσω, καυτηριάζω, πρωτόγονοςGreek
  • feroca, sovaĝaEsperanto
  • salvajeSpanish
  • وحشیPersian
  • villejäFinnish
  • féroce, barbareFrench
  • बर्बरHindi
  • brutális, civilizálatlan, elvetemült, barbár, kegyetlen, műveletlen, vérengző, vad, vadember, erőszakosHungarian
  • վայրենի, վայրի, վայրագArmenian
  • biadabIndonesian
  • crudele, selvaggio, feroce, primitivo, impietoso, brutaleItalian
  • 野蛮人, 野蛮なJapanese
  • 野蠻人, 야만인Korean
  • دڕنده‌Kurdish
  • ferus, crudelis, saevus, barbarus, immanis, atrox, inhumanus, silvestris, feroLatin
  • беспоштеден, жесток, дивјачки, дивјакMacedonian
  • onbeschaafd, barbaars, onbeschoft, wildDutch
  • slakte, brutal, villmann, grusom, barbarisk, rasende, villNorwegian
  • brutalny, okrutny, zdziczały, bestialski, dziki, barbarzyński, dzikus, niecywilizowany, bezlitosnyPolish
  • selvagemPortuguese
  • беспощадный, дикарь, дикарка, дикий, варварский, дикарскийRussian
  • divljakinja, divljakuša, divlje, divljakSerbo-Croatian
  • ociviliserad, vilde, barbar, okultiverad, brutal, vild, grym, barbariskSwedish
  • người dã manVietnamese
  • 野蛮人Chinese

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