WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
wild /waɪld/USA pronunciation  adj.,  -er, -est,adv., n. 

adj. 
  1. living in a state of nature and not tamed:wild animals running free in the forest.
  2. growing or produced without being grown and cared for by humans, as flowers; not cultivated:wild flowers.
  3. without people living there;
    not inhabited;
    undeveloped:wild country.
  4. not civilized; barbarous;
    savage:The wild Northmen raided the coasts of England.
  5. having or showing violence or great strength and destruction:a wild storm.
  6. characterized by violent feelings:a wild look.
  7. very excited; frantic:That glamorous movie star drives him wild.
  8. [be + ~] very eager or enthusiastic:She's wild about her new job.
  9. not disciplined; unruly;
    reckless;
    uncontrollable:a gang of wild boys.
  10. not controlled by reason;
    not held back;
    uncontrolled:He had some wild schemes to get rich quick.
  11. wide of one's aim or goal:a wild pitch.
  12. (of a card) having its value decided by the wishes of the players:Deuces are wild.

adv. 
  1. in a wild manner:The gangs were running wild in the streets.

n. [countable]
  1. Often,wilds. [plural] an area of land that has not been cultivated; wilderness or wasteland.
wild•ly, adv.: He ran off screaming wildly about snakes and demons after him.
wild•ness, n. [uncountable]


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wild /waɪld/ adj
  1. (of animals) living independently of man; not domesticated or tame
  2. (of plants) growing in a natural state; not cultivated
  3. uninhabited or uncultivated; desolate: a wild stretch of land
  4. living in a savage or uncivilized way: wild tribes
  5. lacking restraint: wild merriment
  6. of great violence or intensity: a wild storm
  7. disorderly or chaotic: wild thoughts, wild talk
  8. dishevelled; untidy: wild hair
  9. in a state of extreme emotional intensity: wild with anger
  10. reckless: wild speculations
  11. not calculated; random: a wild guess
  12. unconventional; fantastic; crazy: wild friends
  13. (postpositive) followed by about: informal intensely enthusiastic or excited
  14. (of a card, such as a joker or deuce in some games) able to be given any value the holder pleases
  15. wild and woollyrough; untamed; barbarous
  16. (of theories, plans, etc) not fully thought out
adv
  1. in a wild manner
  2. run wildto grow without cultivation or care
  3. to behave without restraint
n
  1. (often plural) a desolate, uncultivated, or uninhabited region
  2. the wilda free natural state of living
  3. the wilderness
Etymology: Old English wilde; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wildi, Old Norse villr, Gothic wiltheis

ˈwildish adj ˈwildly adv ˈwildness n



Wild /waɪld/ n
  1. Jonathan. ?1682–1725, British criminal, who organized a network of thieves, highwaymen, etc, while also working as an informer: said to have sent over a hundred men to the gallows before being hanged himself



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