richard savage

Savage

[sav-ij]
noun
1.
Michael Joseph, 1872–1940, New Zealand statesman and labor leader: prime minister 1935–40.
2.
Richard, 1697?–1743, English poet.
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savage (ˈsævɪdʒ)
 
adj
1.  wild; untamed: savage beasts of the jungle
2.  ferocious in temper; vicious: a savage dog
3.  uncivilized; crude: savage behaviour
4.  (of peoples) nonliterate or primitive: a savage tribe
5.  (of terrain) rugged and uncultivated
6.  obsolete far from human habitation
 
n
7.  a member of a nonliterate society, esp one regarded as primitive
8.  a crude or uncivilized person
9.  a fierce or vicious person or animal
 
vb
10.  to criticize violently
11.  to attack ferociously and wound: the dog savaged the child
 
[C13: from Old French sauvage, from Latin silvāticus belonging to a wood, from silva a wood]
 
'savagedom
 
n
 
'savagely
 
adv
 
'savageness
 
n

Savage (ˈsævɪdʒ)
 
n
Michael Joseph. 1872-1940, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1935-40)

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savage
c.1300, "wild, undomesticated, untamed" (of animals and places), from O.Fr. sauvage, salvage "wild, savage, untamed," from L.L. salvaticus, alteration of silvaticus "wild," lit. "of the woods," from silva "forest, grove." Of persons, the meaning "reckless, ungovernable" is attested from c.1400l earlier
in sense "indomitable, valiant" (c.1300). Implications of ferocity are attested from 1579, earlier of animals (1407). The noun meaning "wild person" is from 1588; the verb meaning "to tear with the teeth, maul" is from 1880.
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richard savage

English poet and satirist and subject of one of the best short biographies in English, Samuel Johnson's An Account of the Life of Mr Richard Savage (1744).

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