wild


wild
wild [wīld]
adj.
[ME wilde < OE, akin to Ger wild, prob. < IE base * wel-, shaggy hair, unkempt > WOOL, VOLE1]
1. living or growing in its original, natural state and not normally domesticated or cultivated [wild flowers, wild animals]
2. not lived in or cultivated; overgrown, waste, etc. [wild land]
3. not civilized; savage [a wild tribe]
4. not easily restrained or regulated; not controlled or controllable; unruly, rough, lawless, etc. [wild children]
5. characterized by a lack of social or moral restraint; unbridled in pursuing pleasure; dissolute, orgiastic, etc. [a wild rake, a wild party]
6. violently disturbed; turbulent; stormy [a wild seacoast]
7. in a state of intense excitement; specif.,
a) eager or enthusiastic, as with desire or anticipation [wild with delight]
b) angered, frenzied, frantic, crazed, etc. [wild with desperation]
8. in a state of disorder, disarrangement, confusion, etc. [wild hair]
9. fantastically impractical; visionary [a wild scheme]
10. showing a lack of sound judgment; reckless; imprudent [a wild wager]
11. going wide of the mark aimed at; missing the target [a wild swing in boxing]
12. Slang extraordinary; remarkable [a wild success]
13. Card Games having any value specified by the holder: said of a card [deuces, when wild in poker, may be counted as aces, kings, etc.]
adv.
in a wild manner; wildly; without aim or control [to shoot wild]
n.
[usually pl.] a wilderness or wasteland
a wilderness or wasteland
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run wild
to grow, exist, or behave without control
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the wild
the wilderness, nature, the out-of-doors, etc.
wildly
adv.
wildness
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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