wild [wahyld] /waɪld/ Show IPA adjective, wilder, wildest, adverb, noun
living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated:
a wild animal; wild geese.
growing or produced without cultivation or the care of humans, as plants, flowers, fruit, or honey:
uncultivated, uninhabited, or waste:
uncivilized or barbarous:
of unrestrained violence, fury, intensity, etc.; violent; furious:
wild strife; wild storms.
characterized by or indicating violent feelings or excitement, as actions or a person's appearance:
wild cries; a wild look.
frantic or distracted; crazy:
to drive someone wild.
violently or uncontrollably affected:
wild with rage; wild with pain.
undisciplined, unruly, or lawless:
a gang of wild boys.
unrestrained, untrammeled, or unbridled:
disregardful of moral restraints as to pleasurable indulgence:
He repented his wild youth.
unrestrained by reason or prudence:
amazing or incredible:
Isn't that wild about Bill getting booted out of the club?
disorderly or disheveled:
wide of the mark:
He scored on a wild throw.
intensely eager or enthusiastic:
wild to get started; wild about the new styles.
Cards. (of a card) having its value decided by the wishes of the players.
Metallurgy. (of molten metal) generating large amounts of gas during cooling, so as to cause violent bubbling.
in a wild manner; wildly.
. an uncultivated, uninhabited, or desolate region or tract; waste; wilderness
a cabin in the wild; a safari to the wilds of Africa.
verb (used with object)
to travel around as a group, attacking or assaulting (people) in a random and violent way:
The man was wilded and left for dead.
(of an oil or gas well) to spout in an uncontrolled way, as in a blowout.
to grow unchecked:
The rambler roses are running wild.
to show lack of restraint or control:
Those children are allowed to run wild.
before 900; Middle English, Old English wilde; cognate with Dutch, German wild, Old Norse villr, Swedish vild, Gothic wiltheis
1. undomesticated, untamed, unbroken; ferocious. 4. barbarian, savage. 5. tempestuous, stormy, frenzied, turbulent. 6. boisterous. 7. insane. 9. self-willed, riotous, unrestrained, wayward. 10. uncontrollable. 12. reckless, rash, extravagant, impracticable. 13. grotesque, bizarre, strange, fanciful. 14. unkempt.