Wild - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |waɪld|  American pronunciation of the word wild
Brit.  |waɪld|  British pronunciation of the word wild
- a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
- a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition (syn: wilderness)
- in a state of extreme emotion
- deviating widely from an intended course
- (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud (syn: violent)
- without a basis in reason or fact (syn: baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted)
- talking or behaving irrationally
- involving risk or danger (syn: hazardous, risky)
- fanciful and unrealistic; foolish (syn: fantastic)
- located in a dismal or remote area; desolate (syn: godforsaken, waste)
- intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with (syn: crazy, dotty, gaga)
- without civilizing influences (syn: barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized)
- (of the elements) as if showing violent anger (syn: angry, furious, raging, tempestuous)
- in an uncontrolled and rampant manner
- in a wild or undomesticated manner


wild places high in the mountains

I felt a wild rage.

He was wild with anger.

The crowd went wild when the band took the stage.

They hiked through the wilds of Maine.

The plants were collected from the wild.

They will return the animal to the wild when it is healthy.

Could these animals survive in the wild?

I've only seen that animal in a zoo, never in the wild.

These plants grow wild on the roadside.

...as soon as the doors opened, early-morning bargain hunters ran wild through the store...

The garden was large and wild.

The audiences went wild over the new play.

The sea was wild and angry.

Jokers are wild.

Word forms

comparative: wilder
superlative: wildest
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