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"
a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
"it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"
marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
"wild talk"; "wild parties"
in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated
"wild geese"; "edible wild plants"
in a state of extreme emotion
"wild with anger"; "wild with grief"
deviating widely from an intended course
"a wild bullet"; "he threw a wild pitch"
(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"
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"
raving mad, wild(adj)
talking or behaving irrationally
"a raving lunatic"
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"
fanciful and unrealistic; foolish
"a fantastic idea of his own importance"
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"
crazy, wild, dotty, gaga(adj)
intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
"crazy about cars and racing"; "he is potty about her"
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"
angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wild(adverb)
(of the elements) as if showing violent anger
"angry clouds on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea"
in an uncontrolled and rampant manner
"weeds grew rampantly around here"
in a wild or undomesticated manner
"growing wild"; "roaming wild"
The undomesticated state of a wild animal
After mending the lion's leg, we returned him to the wild
To commit random acts of assault, robbery, and rape in an urban setting, especially as a gang.
Inaccurately; not on target.
The javelin flew wild and struck a spectator, to the horror of all observing.
Untamed; not domesticated.
The island of Chincoteague is famous for its wild horses.
Unrestrained or uninhibited.
I was filled with wild rage when I discovered the infidelity, and punched a hole in the wall.
Raucous, unruly, or licentious.
The fraternity was infamous for its wild parties, which frequently resulted in police involvement.
Visibly and overtly anxious; frantic.
Her mother was wild with fear when she didn't return home after the party.
Disheveled, tangled, or untidy.
After a week on the trail without a mirror, my hair was wild and dirty.
I'm not wild about the idea of a two day car trip with my nephews, but it's my only option.
The novice archer fired a wild shot and hit her opponent's target.
Not capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.
for a wild person, or for someone living in uncultivated land.
Origin: wilde, from wilþjaz.
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
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
desert; not inhabited or cultivated; as, wild land
savage; uncivilized; not refined by culture; ferocious; rude; as, wild natives of Africa or America
not submitted to restraint, training, or regulation; turbulent; tempestuous; violent; ungoverned; licentious; inordinate; disorderly; irregular; fanciful; imaginary; visionary; crazy
exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered; as, a wild roadstead
indicating strong emotion, intense excitement, or /ewilderment; as, a wild look
hard to steer; -- said of a vessel
an uninhabited and uncultivated tract or region; a forest or desert; a wilderness; a waste; as, the wilds of America; the wilds of Africa
wildly; as, to talk wild
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
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.]
wīld, a variety of weald.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'wild' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1992
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'wild' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3468
Rank popularity for the word 'wild' in Adjectives Frequency: #248
The numerical value of wild in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of wild in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- salvatgeCatalan, Valencian
- salvaje, fiero, montarazSpanish
- kesytön, villiFinnish
- allaidh, fiadhaichScottish Gaelic
- վայրի, վայրենիArmenian
- selvaggio, selvaticoItalian
- ferōx, ferus, immanis, saevus, silvestris, crudelisLatin
- wëllLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- taewao, mohoao, kuwaoMāori
- див, раздивен, разузденMacedonian
- salvatge, sauvatgeOccitan
- bravio, selvagem, silvestrePortuguese
- selvadi, sulvedi, salvadi, salvatg, sulvadiRomansh
- spédriu, eremidu, spérdiuSardinian
- дивљачки, divlji, divalj, neobuzdan, razuzdan, divljački, диваљ, разуздан, необуздан, дивљиSerbo-Croatian
- divý, divokýSlovak
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