[ US /ˈwaɪɫd/ ]
[ UK /wˈa‍ɪld/ ]
  1. deviating widely from an intended course
    he threw a wild pitch
    a wild bullet
  2. (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
    a violent clash of colors
    her dress was a violent red
    wild colors
    wild shouts
    a violent noise
  3. talking or behaving irrationally
    a raving lunatic
  4. in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated
    edible wild plants
    wild geese
  5. without a basis in reason or fact
    unwarranted jealousy
    baseless gossip
    idle fears
    unfounded suspicions
    the allegations proved groundless
  6. involving risk or danger
    a wild financial scheme
    extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
    skydiving is a hazardous sport
  7. intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
    crazy about cars and racing
    gaga over the rock group's new album
    they are dotty about each other
  8. fanciful and unrealistic; foolish
    a fantastic idea of his own importance
  9. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious winds
    angry clouds on the horizon
    the raging sea
  10. in a state of extreme emotion
    wild with grief
    wild with anger
  11. without civilizing influences
    fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient
    a savage people
    barbarian invaders
    wild tribes
    barbaric practices
  12. marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
    wild talk
    wild parties
  13. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
    a godforsaken wilderness crossroads
    a desert island
    waste places
    a wild stretch of land
  1. in a wild or undomesticated manner
    growing wild
    roaming wild
  2. in an uncontrolled and rampant manner
    weeds grew rampantly around here
  1. a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    they collected mushrooms in the wild
    he lived in the wild
  2. a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers
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How To Use wild In A Sentence

  • The popular beauty spot is home to a variety of wildlife including birds and types of bats.
  • Anybody who has ever been on a North Queensland pastoral lease knows that you can go 20, 30, 40 miles day after day and all you will see is a few brumbies and some wild pigs; you will not see any cattle anywhere.
  • Think roast partridge with wild mushrooms followed by a little pot of chocolate rosemary.
  • Some of my remarks here are directed toward conventional scientists, who generally refrain from commenting critically on the wild ideas of a few of their colleagues because it is bad manners.
  • Such changeable weather can pose problems for wildlife. Times, Sunday Times
  • Of course, this kid dreams of a place like this island, where nobody works except to keep house and pick wild blueberries and beachcomb. Diary
  • Simply inserting the word "conservation" in the pesticide label and slightly watering down the percentage of the active ingredient, brodifacoum, does not make this rodenticide safe for wildlife, nor will it make it any less persistent. Maggie Sergio: The Proposal to Poison a Wildlife Refuge
  • Wildlife Watching Supplies stock a wide range of materials, olive green or camouflage pattern, lightweight, medium and heavy weight, showerproofed polycotton and waterproof nylon.
  • On a sunny summer day one can be overwhelmed by the abundance of the wildlife. Times, Sunday Times
  • The bird became so tame that it was impossible to release it back into the wild.
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