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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

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

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

Some kinds of animals burrow in the ground; others do not. Some animals are nocturnal, as the owl and the bat; others use the hours of daylight. There are tame animals and wild animals. Man and the mule are always tame; the leopard and the wolf are invariably wild, and others, as the elephant, are easily tamed.
Aristotle

Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption. So if you lose your place in the supply chain because of wild behavior you could lose a lot. It would be like pouring cement down one of your oil wells.
Thomas Friedman

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
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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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