- The definition of wild is someone or something out of control, in its natural habitat or undomesticated.
- An example of wild is a naked child running down the street screaming and apparently unsupervised.
- An example of wild is a horse living on the range.
- An example of wild is a feral cat.
wild definition by Webster's New World
- living or growing in its original, natural state and not normally domesticated or cultivated: wild flowers, wild animals
- not lived in or cultivated; overgrown, waste, etc.: wild land
- not civilized; savage: a wild tribe
- not easily restrained or regulated; not controlled or controllable; unruly, rough, lawless, etc.: wild children
- characterized by a lack of social or moral restraint; unbridled in pursuing pleasure; dissolute, orgiastic, etc.: a wild rake, a wild party
- violently disturbed; turbulent; stormy: a wild seacoast
- in a state of intense excitement; specif.,
- eager or enthusiastic, as with desire or anticipation: wild with delight
- angered, frenzied, frantic, crazed, etc.: wild with desperation
- in a state of disorder, disarrangement, confusion, etc.: wild hair
- fantastically impractical; visionary: a wild scheme
- showing a lack of sound judgment; reckless; imprudent: a wild wager
- going wide of the mark aimed at; missing the target: a wild swing in boxing
- Slang extraordinary; remarkable: a wild success
- Card Games having any value specified by the holder: said of a card: deuces, when wild in poker, may be counted as aces, kings, etc.
Origin: Middle English wilde ; from Old English akin to German wild, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wel-, shaggy hair, unkempt from source wool, vole
wild definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective wild·er, wild·est
- Occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed: wild geese; edible wild plants.
- Not inhabited or farmed: remote, wild country.
- Uncivilized or barbarous; savage.
- a. Lacking supervision or restraint: wild children living in the street.b. Disorderly; unruly: a wild scene in the school cafeteria.c. Characterized by a lack of moral restraint; dissolute or licentious: recalled his wild youth with remorse.
- Lacking regular order or arrangment; disarranged: wild locks of long hair.
- Full of, marked by, or suggestive of strong, uncontrolled emotion: wild with jealousy; a wild look in his eye; a wild rage.
- Extravagant; fantastic: a wild idea.
- Furiously disturbed or turbulent; stormy: wild weather.
- Risky; imprudent: wild financial schemes.
- a. Impatiently eager: wild to get away for the weekend.b. Informal Highly enthusiastic: just wild about the new music.
- Based on little or no evidence or probability; unfounded: wild accusations; a wild guess.
- Deviating greatly from an intended course; erratic: a wild bullet.
- Games Having an equivalence or value determined by the cardholder's choice: playing poker with deuces wild.
- A natural or undomesticated state: returned the zoo animals to the wild; plants that grow abundantly in the wild.
- An uninhabited or uncultivated region. Often used in the plural: the wilds of the northern steppes.
Origin: Middle English wilde, from Old English.
- wildˈly adverb
- wildˈness noun
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