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Wilder

[wahyl-der] /ˈwaɪl dər/
noun
1.
Billy (Samuel Wilder) 1906–2002, U.S. film director, producer, and writer; born in Austria.
2.
Laura Ingalls
[ing-guh lz] /ˈɪŋ gəlz/ (Show IPA),
1867–1957, U.S. writer of children's books.
3.
Thornton (Niven)
[thawrn-tn niv-uh n] /ˈθɔrn tn ˈnɪv ən/ (Show IPA),
1897–1975, U.S. novelist and playwright.
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wilder

/ˈwɪldə/
verb (archaic)
1.
to lead or be led astray
2.
to bewilder or become bewildered
Derived Forms
wilderment, noun
Word Origin
C17: of uncertain origin

Wilder

/ˈwaɪldə/
noun
1.
Billy, real name Samuel Wilder. 1906–2002, US film director and screenwriter, born in Austria. His films include Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard (1950), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Some Like it Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), and Buddy Buddy (1981)
2.
Thornton. 1897–1975 US novelist and dramatist. His works include the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) and the play The Skin of Our Teeth (1942)
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