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[wahyld-lahyf] /ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf/
undomesticated animals living in the wild, including those hunted for food, sport, or profit.
of, for, or abounding in wildlife:
a wildlife preserve.
Origin of wildlife
1930-35; wild + life Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for wildlife
  • Many of the wildlife species in the park were severely depleted.
  • As recommended in my book, what is truly needed is a comprehensive program of risk management of bird and wildlife strikes.
  • As more oil threatens coastal wildlife, the impact is being felt, visually.
  • Fishermen, farmers, and wildlife have been enduring hardships for months now.
  • And, despite increasing urbanization throughout the world, people and wildlife are sharing more infections.
  • Orangutans are also killed for the illegal wildlife trade.
  • wildlife officials recommend that anyone who catches the river's fish toss them back uneaten, and swimming has been banned.
  • Each of these environmental encroachments affects the survival and behavior of local wildlife.
  • They filter water, provide habitat for wildlife and offer opportunities for recreation.
  • But any of the benefits to the markets would surely be diminished by the cost to the ecosystem, wildlife and tourism.
British Dictionary definitions for wildlife


wild animals and plants collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for wildlife

"fauna of a region," 1879, from wild (adj.) + life.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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