What does savage mean?

Definitions for savage
ˈsæv ɪdʒsav·age

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. savage, barbariannoun

    a member of an uncivilized people

  2. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcatadjective

    a cruelly rapacious person

  3. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, viciousadjective

    (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, savageadjective

    wild and menacing

    "a pack of feral dogs"

  5. barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wildadjective

    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, savageverb

    marked by extreme and violent energy

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

  7. savageverb

    attack brutally and fiercely

  8. savage, blast, pillory, crucifyverb

    criticize harshly or violently

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

Wiktionary

  1. savagenoun

    An uncivilized or feral human; a barbarian.

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

  2. savagenoun

    A defiant person.

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

  3. savageverb

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

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

  4. savageverb

    To criticise vehemently.

    His latest film was savaged by most reviewers.

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

  5. savageverb

    To attack with the teeth

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

  6. savageadjective

    wild; not cultivated

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

  7. savageadjective

    barbaric; not civilized

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

  8. savageadjective

    fierce and ferocious

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

  9. savageadjective

    brutal, vicious or merciless

    The woman was killed in a savage manner.

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

  10. savageadjective

    unpleasant or unfair

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Savageadjective

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

  2. Savageadjective

    wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts

  3. Savageadjective

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

  4. Savageadjective

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

  5. Savagenoun

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

  6. Savagenoun

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

  7. Savageverb

    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. Brian McKeon:

    It is no coincidence that the recent ISIS videos showing the barbaric burning of a Jordanian pilot and the savage execution of a Japanese hostage each showed the victim clothed in an orange jumpsuit, believed by many to be the symbol of the Guantanamo detention facility.

  2. Kelly Jackson:

    The 18-month-old child coughed up some water and was transported to the hospital as a precaution but he was ok. Following the incident, the family installed a fence equipped with a locked door that goes to the pool. Kelly Jackson recalled hugging and thanking her daughter for her help. I hugged her, I cried and I still thank her every day, because honestly, in that matter, two seconds makes a huge difference. Following the heroic act, Halifax Mayor Mayor Mike Savage and Councilor Tony Mancini honored Lexie Comeau-Jackson on Wednesday with a special award, Global News reported.

  3. 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.

  4. Ben Carson:

    I don’t savage anybody, from their perspective, they’re doing what people want, even though people don’t know what they want. It doesn’t necessarily make them horrible, evil people.

  5. Timothy Sini:

    My message to the people of Brentwood and all of Suffolk County is that although we are keenly aware that nothing will ever undue the heartbreaking loss of Nisa and Kayla, we can take solace in the fact that their savage murderers will be held accountable.

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Translations for savage

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  • همجي, متوحشArabic
  • див, брутален, безпощаденBulgarian
  • salvatgeCatalan, Valencian
  • divochCzech
  • brutalDanish
  • 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
  • borbIrish
  • 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
  • sălbaticRomanian
  • беспощадный, дикарь, дикарка, дикий, варварский, дикарскийRussian
  • divljakinja, divljakuša, divlje, divljakSerbo-Croatian
  • ociviliserad, vilde, barbar, okultiverad, brutal, vild, grym, barbariskSwedish
  • సావేజ్Telugu
  • ป่าเถื่อนThai
  • vahşiTurkish
  • дикунUkrainian
  • người dã manVietnamese
  • ווילדYiddish
  • 野蛮人Chinese

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