The definition of a wilderness is a rough, uninhabited or neglected region.(noun)
A wooded area with no civilized life on the borders of a town is an example of the wilderness.
See wilderness in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME wildernesse < wilderne, wild place (< OE wilddeor, wild animal < wilde, wild + deor, animal, deer) + -nesse, -ness
See wilderness in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English *wilddēornes
Origin: , probably from wilddēor, wild beast
Origin: : wilde, wild
Origin: + dēor, wild animal.
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