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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wild  \Wild\,  a.  [Compar.  {Wilder};  superl.  {Wildest}.]  [OE. 
  wilde,  AS  wilde;  akin  to  OFries  wilde,  D.  wild,  OS  &  OHG. 
  wildi,  G.  wild,  Sw  &  Dan.  vild,  Icel.  villr  wild, 
  bewildered,  astray,  Goth.  wilpeis  wild,  and  G.  &  OHG.  wild 
  game,  deer;  of  uncertain  origin.] 
  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. 
 
  Winter's  not  gone  yet  if  the  wild  geese  fly  that 
  way  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  woods  and  desert  caves,  With  wild  thyme  and 
  gadding  vine  o'ergrown.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Desert;  not  inhabited  or  cultivated;  as  wild  land.  ``To 
  trace  the  forests  wild.''  --Shak. 
 
  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.  ``Valor  grown  wild  by  pride.''  --Prior. 
  ``A  wild,  speculative  project.''  --Swift. 
 
  What  are  these  So  withered  and  so  wild  in  their 
  attire  ?  --Shak. 
 
  With  mountains,  as  with  weapons,  armed;  which  makes 
  Wild  work  in  heaven.  --Milton. 
 
  The  wild  winds  howl.  --Addison. 
 
  Search  then  the  ruling  passion,  there  alone  The 
  wild  are  constant,  and  the  cunning  known  --Pope. 
 
  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.  (Naut.)  Hard  to  steer;  --  said  of  a  vessel. 
 
  Note:  Many  plants  are  named  by  prefixing  wild  to  the  names  of 
  other  better  known  or  cultivated  plants  to  which  they  a 
  bear  a  real  or  fancied  resemblance;  as  wild  allspice, 
  wild  pink,  etc  See  the  Phrases  below. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wild  \Wild\,  n. 
  An  uninhabited  and  uncultivated  tract  or  region;  a  forest  or 
  desert;  a  wilderness;  a  waste;  as  the  wilds  of  America;  the 
  wilds  of  Africa. 
 
  then  Libya  first  of  all  her  moisture  drained,  Became  a 
  barren  waste,  a  wild  of  sand.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wild  \Wild\,  adv 
  Wildly;  as  to  talk  wild.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wild 
  adj  1:  marked  by  extreme  lack  of  restraint  or  control;  "wild 
  ideas";  "wild  talk";  "wild  originality";  "wild 
  parties"  [ant:  {tame}] 
  2:  in  a  natural  state;  not  tamed  or  domesticated  or  cultivated; 
  "wild  geese";  "edible  wild  plants"  [syn:  {untamed}]  [ant: 
  {tame}] 
  3:  in  a  state  of  extreme  emotion;  "wild  with  anger";  "wild  with 
  grief" 
  4:  deviating  widely  from  an  intended  course;  "a  wild  bullet"; 
  "a  wild  pitch" 
  5:  (of  colors  or  sounds)  intensely  vivid  or  loud;  "a  violent 
  clash  of  colors";  "her  dress  was  a  violent  red";  "a 
  violent  noise";  "wild  colors";  "wild  shouts"  [syn:  {violent}] 
  6:  not  subjected  to  control  or  restraint;  "a  piano  played  with 
  a  wild  exuberance"-  Louis  Bromfield 
  7:  talking  or  behaving  irrationally;  "a  raving  lunatic"  [syn:  {raving}, 
  {raving  mad}] 
  8:  produced  without  being  planted  or  without  human  labor;  "wild 
  strawberries"  [syn:  {natural},  {spontaneous}] 
  9:  located  in  a  dismal  or  remote  area;  desolate;  "a  desert 
  island";  "a  godforsaken  wilderness  crossroads";  "a  wild 
  stretch  of  land";  "waste  places"  [syn:  {desert},  {godforsaken}, 
  {waste}] 
  10:  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},  {savage},  {uncivilized}] 
  11:  (of  the  elements)  as  if  showing  violent  anger;  "angry  clouds 
  on  the  horizon";  "furious  winds";  "the  raging  sea"  [syn: 
  {angry},  {furious},  {raging},  {tempestuous}] 
  n  1:  a  wild  primitive  state  untouched  by  civilization;  "he  lived 
  in  the  wild";  "they  tried  to  preserve  nature  as  they 
  found  it"  [syn:  {nature},  {natural  state},  {state  of 
  nature}] 
  2:  a  wild  and  uninhabited  area  [syn:  {wilderness}] 
  adv  1:  in  an  uncontrolled  and  rampant  manner;  "weeds  grew  rampantly 
  around  here"  [syn:  {rampantly}] 
  2:  in  a  wild  or  undomesticated  manner;  "growing  wild";  "roaming 
  wild" 




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