Wilde

[wahyld]
|

noun

Oscar (Fin·gal O'Fla·her·tie Wills) [fing-guh l oh-fla-her-tee wilz, oh-flair-tee] /ˈfɪŋ gəl oʊˈflæ hər ti ˈwɪlz, oʊˈflɛər ti/, Sebastian Melmoth, 1854–1900, Irish poet, dramatist, novelist, essayist, and critic.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for wilde

Contemporary Examples of wilde

Historical Examples of wilde

  • Sergeant Wilde was met on his entry into the town by almost the whole population.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • We would do anything in our power for Sergeant Wilde and for the cause, but we cannot starve!'

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • "They'll be down below—they won't hear us," said Wilde gloomily.

    Pushed and the Return Push

    George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)

  • Wilde and I made for the hut that we had noticed first of all.

    Pushed and the Return Push

    George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)

  • Wilde came to me and asked if I would go with him to bring in the body.

    Pushed and the Return Push

    George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)


British Dictionary definitions for wilde

Wilde

noun

Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills). 1854–1900, Irish writer and wit, famous for such plays as Lady Windermere's Fan (1892) and The Importance of being Earnest (1895). The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) is a macabre novel about a hedonist and The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) relates to his experiences in prison while serving a two-year sentence for homosexuality
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012