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Definition of Wild

Wild

  1. Living in a state of nature; inhabiting natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not easily approached by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild boar; a wild ox; a wild cat.
  2. Growing or produced without culture; growing or prepared without the aid and care of man; native; not cultivated; brought forth by unassisted nature or by animals not domesticated; as, wild parsnip, wild camomile, wild strawberry, wild honey.
  3. Desert; not inhabited or cultivated; as, wild land.
  4. Savage; uncivilized; not refined by culture; ferocious; rude; as, wild natives of Africa or America.
  5. Not submitted to restraint, training, or regulation; turbulent; tempestuous; violent; ungoverned; licentious; inordinate; disorderly; irregular; fanciful; imaginary; visionary; crazy.
  6. Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered; as, a wild roadstead.
  7. Indicating strong emotion, intense excitement, or /ewilderment; as, a wild look.
  8. Hard to steer; -- said of a vessel.
  9. An uninhabited and uncultivated tract or region; a forest or desert; a wilderness; a waste; as, the wilds of America; the wilds of Africa.
  10. Wildly; as, to talk wild.

Wild Quotations

I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.
Ann Voskamp

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.
William Blake

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
Dr. Seuss

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
Clement Clarke Moore

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Albert Camus
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Wild Translations

wild in Danish is vild
wild in Dutch is woest, wild
wild in German is ausgelassen
wild in Italian is licenzioso
wild in Latin is effrenus, ferus, indomitus, efferus
wild in Portuguese is selvagem
wild in Spanish is fiero, tempestuoso
wild in Swedish is yster, vild
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