Definitions of wild

  1. without civilizing influences; " barbarian invaders"; " barbaric practices"; " a savage people"; " fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"- Margaret Meade; " wild tribes"
  2. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; " a desert island"; " a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; " a wild stretch of land"; " waste places"
  3. a wild primitive state untouched by civilization; " he lived in the wild"
  4. in an uncontrolled and rampant manner; " weeds grew rampantly around here"
  5. talking or behaving irrationally; " a raving lunatic"
  6. produced without being planted or without human labor; " wild strawberries"
  7. in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; " wild geese"; " edible wild plants"
  8. ( of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud; " a violent clash of colors"; " her dress was a violent red"; " a violent noise"; " wild colors"; " wild shouts"
  9. marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; " wild ideas"; " wild talk"; " wild originality"; " wild parties"
  10. a wild and uninhabited area
  11. in a wild or undomesticated manner; " growing wild"; " roaming wild"
  12. not subjected to control or restraint; " a piano played with a wild exuberance"- Louis Bromfield
  13. deviating widely from an intended course; " a wild bullet"; " a wild pitch"
  14. in a state of extreme emotion; " wild with anger"; " wild with grief"
  15. Living in a state of nature; inhabiting natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not easily approached by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild boar; a wild ox; a wild cat.
  16. Growing or produced without culture; growing or prepared without the aid and care of man; native; not cultivated; brought forth by unassisted nature or by animals not domesticated; as, wild parsnip, wild camomile, wild strawberry, wild honey.
  17. Savage; uncivilized; not refined by culture; ferocious; rude; as, wild natives of Africa or America.
  18. Not submitted to restraint, training, or regulation; turbulent; tempestuous; violent; ungoverned; licentious; inordinate; disorderly; irregular; fanciful; imaginary; visionary; crazy.
  19. Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered; as, a wild roadstead.
  20. An uninhabited and uncultivated tract or region; a forest or desert; a wilderness; a waste; as, the wilds of America; the wilds of Africa.
  21. Wildly; as, to talk wild.
  22. Indicating strong emotion, intense excitement, or ewilderment; as, a wild look.
  23. Hard to steer; - said of a vessel.
  24. Living in its natural state; untamed; as, a wild animal; uncultivated; as, wild flowers; not civilized; savage; violent; uncontrolled; passionate; unreasonsble; disorderly; reckless; greatly excited; noisily gay; colloquially, eager.
  25. A desert or wilderness.
  26. Wildly.
  27. Wildness.
  28. Being in a state of nature: not tamed or cultivated: uncivilized: desert: unsheltered: violent: licentious.
  29. An uncultivated region: a forest or desert.
  30. An uncultivated or desert region.
  31. Not tamed, or cultivated; fierce; savage: bereft of reason: desert: licentious.
  32. Not tamed; uncivilized; uninhabited; uninhabited.
  33. Dissolute; prodigal.
  34. Stormy; turbulent; keen; eager.
  35. An uninhabited or uncultivated place; a wilderness.
  36. Roving; wandering; inhabiting the forest or open field; not tamed or domesticated; growing without culture; desert; not inhabited; savage; uncivilised; not refined by culture; turbulent; tempestuous; irregular; licentious; inconstant; inordinate; loose; disorderly; not framed according to the ordinary rules of reason; imaginary; fanciful; exposed to wind and sea.
  37. A desert; an uncultivated or uninhabited tract or region; a forest or sandy desert.
  38. An epithet applied especially to the names of plants, to distinguish them from such of the name as are cultivated in gardens, as wild olive.
  39. Being in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated; growing without culture; savage; uncivilised; desert; uninhabited; tempestuous; profligate; reckless; ungoverned; irregular; highly excited, as with passion; having a fierce untamed look; performed without plan or order; imaginary.
  40. An uncultivated tract of land; a desert.

Usage examples for wild

  1. " I was nearly wild to dance last night," said Peter. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. " It is the only way to get close to these wild people. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  3. About the time, That May before she finished High School, Elenor Broke loose, ran wild, do you remember, Carl? – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
  4. That poor girl must be half wild. – The Bag of Diamonds by George Manville Fenn
  5. " Perhaps they are wild ponies," said Little Raven. – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  6. You little wild bird, are you afraid of Love? – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  7. Percy's just wild to go back. – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  8. It was a wild thought, but yet why not- why not? – Northern Lights, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  9. " Yes, it's wild," admitted Bunny. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  10. He had been rather wild. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  11. " But I never saw wild flowers like those," she said to Connor. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  12. Pardon,- you are thinking me foolish,- wild, eh? – The Story of a Mine by Bret Harte
  13. And he was pretty young and kind of wild. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  14. None of the Bunker children had thought of the Indians they had seen as really wild Indians. – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  15. " I don't think it is wild at all," she replied. – The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander by Frank R. Stockton
  16. His eyes were wild, his face white and set. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  17. Don't you know why I do such wild crazy things? – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  18. I won't have my wild things shot. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  19. But 'tis wild blood! – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  20. But the wild people fight and go away again. – The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan