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savage


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Savage  \Sav"age\  (?;  48),  a.  [F.  sauvage,  OF  salvage,  fr  L. 
  silvaticus  belonging  to  a  wood,  wild,  fr  silva  a  wood.  See 
  {Silvan},  and  cf  {Sylvatic}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  forest;  remote  from  human  abodes 
  and  cultivation;  in  a  state  of  nature;  wild;  as  a  savage 
  wilderness. 
 
  2.  Wild;  untamed;  uncultivated;  as  savage  beasts. 
 
  Cornels,  and  savage  berries  of  the  wood.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Uncivilized;  untaught;  unpolished;  rude;  as  savage  life; 
  savage  manners. 
 
  What  nation,  since  the  commencement  of  the  Christian 
  era,  ever  rose  from  savage  to  civilized  without 
  Christianity?  --E.  D. 
  Griffin. 
 
  4.  Characterized  by  cruelty;  barbarous;  fierce;  ferocious; 
  inhuman;  brutal;  as  a  savage  spirit. 
 
  Syn:  Ferocious;  wild;  uncultivated;  untamed;  untaught; 
  uncivilized;  unpolished;  rude;  brutish;  brutal; 
  heathenish;  barbarous;  cruel;  inhuman;  fierce;  pitiless; 
  merciless;  unmerciful;  atrocious.  See  {Ferocious}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Savage  \Sav"age\,  n. 
  1.  A  human  being  in  his  native  state  of  rudeness;  one  who  is 
  untaught,  uncivilized,  or  without  cultivation  of  mind  or 
  manners. 
 
  2.  A  man  of  extreme,  unfeeling,  brutal  cruelty;  a  barbarian. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Savage  \Sav"age\  (?;  48),  v.  t. 
  To  make  savage.  [R.] 
 
  Its  bloodhounds,  savaged  by  a  cross  of  wolf.  --Southey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  savage 
  adj  1:  (of  persons  or  their  actions)  able  or  disposed  to  inflict 
  pain  or  suffering;  "a  barbarous  crime";  "brutal 
  beatings";  "cruel  tortures";  "Stalin's  roughshod 
  treatment  of  the  kulaks";  "a  savage  slap";  "vicious 
  kicks"  [syn:  {barbarous},  {brutal},  {cruel},  {fell},  {roughshod}, 
  {vicious}] 
  2:  wild  and  menacing;  "a  ferocious  dog"  [syn:  {feral}] 
  3:  without  civilizing  influences;  "barbarian  invaders"; 
  "barbaric  practices";  "a  savage  people";  "fighting  is 
  crude  and  uncivilized  especially  if  the  weapons  are 
  efficient"-Margaret  Meade;  "wild  tribes"  [syn:  {barbarian}, 
  {barbaric},  {uncivilized},  {wild}] 
  4:  marked  by  extreme  and  violent  energy;  "a  ferocious  beating"; 
  "fierce  fighting";  "a  furious  battle"  [syn:  {ferocious},  {fierce}, 
  {furious}] 
  n  1:  a  member  of  an  uncivilized  people  [syn:  {barbarian}] 
  2:  a  cruelly  rapacious  person  [syn:  {beast},  {wolf},  {brute},  {wildcat}] 
  v  :  criticize  harshly  or  violently;  "The  press  savaged  the  new 
  President" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Savage,  MD 
  Zip  code(s):  20763 
  Savage,  MN  (city,  FIPS  58738) 
  Location:  44.75538  N,  93.35724  W 
  Population  (1990):  9906  (3395  housing  units) 
  Area:  41.2  sq  km  (land),  1.6  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  55378 
  Savage,  MS 
  Zip  code(s):  38665 
  Savage,  MT 
  Zip  code(s):  59262 




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