adjective, wild·er, wild·est.
verb (used with object), wild·ed, wild·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR wild
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Idioms for wild
- in a natural state or in the wilderness.
- in the real world; in real life:language learning in the classroom and in the wild.
- to grow unchecked: The rambler roses are running wild.
- to show lack of restraint or control: Those children are allowed to run wild.
Origin of wild
OTHER WORDS FROM wild
Example sentences from the Web for wild
To get past these limitations, scientists have proposed creating self-disseminating vaccines that would naturally spread in wild populations.Can Vaccines for Wildlife Prevent Human Pandemics?|Rodrigo Pérez Ortega|August 24, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Carolina won its final three games of the regular season to ensure a wild-card bid in the playoffs and then proceeded to shock the hockey world with an opening-round, upset win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.Can The Hurricanes Win The Stanley Cup With Mediocre Goaltending?|Terrence Doyle|August 11, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The playoffs will include every division’s first- and second-place teams, along with two extra wild cards from each league.The Winners And Losers In MLB’s New Playoff Format|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|July 24, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The Santa Fe team’s theory is currently “an important proof of principle” — “an organization scheme create some reasonable order in that wild west of biology,” Laubichler said.What Is an Individual? Biology Seeks Clues in Information Theory.|Jordana Cepelewicz|July 16, 2020|Quanta Magazine
It’s not clear yet whether eggs survive in this way in the wild.Fish eggs can hatch after being eaten and pooped out by ducks|Carolyn Wilke|June 29, 2020|Science News
This is a Hollywood director at the height of his powers creating original, wildly ambitious epics.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Coca-Cola was a wildly popular drink and hangover remedy because, well, it contained cocaine.
And yet—as any private who went through basic can tell you—good weapons training means not shooting wildly 14 times.A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall|Matt Gallagher|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
EatWith—the latest in a parade of wildly popular Israeli startups—can help.
Does the process of writing a novel differ wildly from writing a screenplay?David Cronenberg: Why Frustrated Novelists Hate the Screenplay|Craig Hubert|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mobs of people filled the streets, wildly denouncing the incapability of a Government which could lead them to such disaster.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Upon its tumultuous volume they swept forward, side by side… striking out wildly.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
At the end of the first shocked instant, they both laughed wildly, desperately.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
The horses pricked up their ears, snuffed the night air wildly, and showed every symptom of being ill at ease.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
She had sunk down beside the bed, her head was buried in the pillow; she was sobbing wildly.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for wild (1 of 2)
- 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
Derived forms of wildwildish, adjectivewildly, adverbwildness, noun
Word Origin for wild
British Dictionary definitions for wild (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with wild
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