- to lose or cause to lose one's way
- to bewilder or become bewildered
Origin of wilderprobably ; from wilderness
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) and wanderen, to wander; see wander.
Comparative of wild.
(third-person singular simple present wilders, present participle wildering, simple past and past participle wildered)