- to lose or cause to lose one's way
- to bewilder or become bewildered
Origin of wilderprobably from wilderness
- (born Samuel Wilder) 1906-2002; U.S. film writer & director, born in Austria-Hungary
- (Mrs. Almanzo Wilder; born Laura Elizabeth Ingalls) 1867-1957; U.S. author of children's books
- 1897-1975; U.S. novelist & playwright
verbwil·dered, wil·der·ing, wil·ders Archaic
- To lead astray; mislead.
- To bewilder; perplex.
- To lose one's way.
- To become bewildered.
Origin of wilderPerhaps Middle English wildren blend of wilden to be wild ( from wilde wild ; see wild . ) wanderen to wander ; see wander .
Comparative of wild
(third-person singular simple present wilders, present participle wildering, simple past and past participle wildered)