The definition of savage is something wild, untamed or primitive.(adjective)
An example of savage used as an adjective is a savage beast that lives in the jungle.
See savage in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME sauvage < OFr salvage < VL salvaticus, wild < L silvaticus, belonging to a wood, wild < silva, a wood: see sylvan
See savage in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English sauvage
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin salvāticus
Origin: , from Latin silvāticus, of the woods, wild
Origin: , from silva, forest.
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