Wilder definition

wĭldər
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To become bewildered.
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To lose one's way.
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To bewilder; perplex.
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(person) (Mrs. Almanzo Wilder; born Laura Elizabeth Ingalls) 1867-1957; U.S. author of children's books.
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To lead astray; mislead.
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To lose or cause to lose one's way.
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To bewilder or become bewildered.
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(person) (born Samuel Wilder) 1906-2002; U.S. film writer & director, born in Austria-Hungary.
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(person) 1897-1975; U.S. novelist & playwright.
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Comparative form of wild: more wild.
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Origin of wilder

  • Perhaps Middle English wildren blend of wilden to be wild (from wilde wild wild) wanderen to wander wander

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From wild, probably suggested by wilderness, and as to form by wander.

    From Wiktionary