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
Look for aromas of jasmine and roses just opening to release their scent, followed by flavors of wild berries and herbs.Food-friendly wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dishes|Dave McIntyre|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Byrnes’ team tested that idea by gluing data loggers onto wild Sunda colugos in Singapore and recording almost 260 glides among four individuals.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
A shorter than usual shopping season, last-mile shipping uncertainty, and ongoing health and safety concerns are just a few of the factors driving wild shifts in consumer behavior in the lead-up to holiday season 2020.Five SEO tips to dominate local search this holiday season|Jim Yu|November 20, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Though there aren’t many of them, the tigers of the delta are one of the largest wild populations in the world.
Then there’s the wild method, which requires a bit of playing with fire.
I hid out for weeks in my wilderness, now just a small vulnerable island of wildness, but at the time it felt huge.
Probably not for the bird who has just been gassed “to promote wildness.”Why Do We Save Some Species and Let Others Get Devastated?|Melissa Holbrook Pierson|May 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ybarra had also pondered the allure of this kind of wildness.Michael Ybarra’s Death Underscores the Allure and Dangers of Solo Climbing|Scott C. Johnson|July 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He used wildness and inconsistency as his own art form; random bucket spills of paint on the canvas into a worthless mess.
Even in the middle of a big urban area, the river valleys had a wildness that reminded him of home in Alabama.
He brings out all their power, brilliancy and careering wildness, and makes the greatest sensation of them.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The character might grow wild, savage too in a sense, but with a human wildness one could understand and deal with.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
Oh, the wildness of that sound—and the thumping of the heart of the hunter, and the breathless suspense, and the burning desire.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
In the wildness of their passionate sorrow, Eric and Vernon seemed to hear the sound of everlasting farewells.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
Of a sudden there died out of her face the fawn-like, woodland look, the maternal wildness, the red-blooded joy.The Creators|May Sinclair
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