Origin of wilding1
Origin of wilding2
adjective, wild·er, wild·est.
verb (used with object), wild·ed, wild·ing.
Origin of wild
Synonyms for wild
Antonyms for wild
Examples from the Web for wilding
Contemporary Examples of wilding
“The term ‘wilding’ came out of that,” says Zimmer, referring to the attack in Central Park.Breaking: Trend Stories Are Bullsh*t
April 8, 2014
How do you approach turning your novel The Wilding into a screenplay?Benjamin Percy: How I Write
June 5, 2013
The most powerful of CEOs is all but sure to drop his eyes and visibly cringe upon suddenly encountering a wilding crew.
“Wilding,” a uniformed officer posted in a radio car near the corner of North Michigan and Chicago avenues said this week.
Historical Examples of wilding
“That sounds as though it might be the wise thing to do,” said Wilding.
Then, with Wilding eagerly leaning over his shoulder, he read it slowly.
Wilding took the faded, yellow handbill with its crude printing.
At any moment Mr. Wilding may go forth, and your chance is lost.
We inferred it from certain remarks that Mr. Wilding let fall in our presence.
- rough; untamed; barbarous
- (of theories, plans, etc) not fully thought out
- to grow without cultivation or care
- to behave without restraint
- a free natural state of living
- the wilderness
Word Origin for wild
"to run wild," Old English awildian (see wild (adj.)). Wilding in the teen gang sense first recorded 1989.
Old English wilde "in the natural state, uncultivated, undomesticated," from Proto-Germanic *wilthijaz (cf. Old Saxon wildi, Old Norse villr, Old Frisian wilde, Dutch wild, Old High German wildi, German wild, Gothic wilþeis "wild," German Wild (n.) "game"), probably from PIE *ghwelt- (cf. Welsh gwyllt "untamed"), related to the base of Latin ferus (see fierce).
Ursula ... hath bin at all the Salsbury rasis, dancing like wild with Mr Clarks. [letter, 1674]
Meaning "sexually dissolute, loose" is attested from mid-13c. U.S. slang sense of "exciting, excellent" is recorded from 1955. The noun meaning "uncultivated or desolate region" is first attested 1590s in the wilds. Baseball wild pitch is recorded from 1867. Wildest dreams first attested 1961 (in Carson McCullers). Wild West first recorded 1849. Wild Turkey brand of whiskey (Austin Nichols Co.) in use from 1942.
In addition to the idioms beginning with wild
- wild about, be
- wild card
- wild goose chase
- wild horses couldn't drag me
- wild oats
- wild pitch
- go hog wild
- go wilding
- run amok (wild)
- sow one's wild oats