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    Definition:
    Wild - (superl.) Living in a state of nature; inhabiting natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not easily approached by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild boar; a wild ox; a wild cat.
    Wild - (superl.) Growing or produced without culture; growing or prepared without the aid and care of man; native; not cultivated; brought forth by unassisted nature or by animals not domesticated; as, wild parsnip, wild camomile, wild strawberry, wild honey.
    Wild - (superl.) Desert; not inhabited or cultivated; as, wild land.
    Wild - (superl.) Savage; uncivilized; not refined by culture; ferocious; rude; as, wild natives of Africa or America.
    Wild - (superl.) Not submitted to restraint, training, or regulation; turbulent; tempestuous; violent; ungoverned; licentious; inordinate; disorderly; irregular; fanciful; imaginary; visionary; crazy.
    Wild - (superl.) Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered; as, a wild roadstead.
    Wild - (superl.) Indicating strong emotion, intense excitement, or /ewilderment; as, a wild look.
    Wild - (superl.) Hard to steer; -- said of a vessel.
    Wild - (n.) An uninhabited and uncultivated tract or region; a forest or desert; a wilderness; a waste; as, the wilds of America; the wilds of Africa.
    Wild - (adv.) Wildly; as, to talk wild.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Bewildered - (imp. & p. p.) of Bewilder
    Bewildering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bewilder
    Bewilder - (v. t.) To lead into perplexity or confusion, as for want of a plain path; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or confuse greatly.
    Bewildered - (a.) Greatly perplexed; as, a bewildered mind.
    Bewilderedness - (n.) The state of being bewildered; bewilderment.
    Bewildering - (a.) Causing bewilderment or great perplexity; as, bewildering difficulties.
    Bewilderment - (n.) The state of being bewildered.
    Bewilderment - (n.) A bewildering tangle or confusion.
    Unwild - (v. t.) To tame; to subdue.
    Wild-cat - (a.) Unsound; worthless; irresponsible; unsafe; -- said to have been originally applied to the notes of an insolvent bank in Michigan upon which there was the figure of a panther.
    Wild-cat - (a.) Running without control; running along the line without a train; as, a wild-cat locomotive.
    Wildebeest - (n.) The gnu.
    Wilded - (a.) Become wild.
    Wildered - (imp. & p. p.) of Wilder
    Wildering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wilder
    Wilder - (a.) To bewilder; to perplex.
    Wildering - (n.) A plant growing in a state of nature; especially, one which has run wild, or escaped from cultivation.
    Wilderment - (n.) The state of being bewildered; confusion; bewilderment.
    Wilderness - (v. t.) A tract of land, or a region, uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings, whether a forest or a wide, barren plain; a wild; a waste; a desert; a pathless waste of any kind.
    Wilderness - (v. t.) A disorderly or neglected place.
    Wilderness - (v. t.) Quality or state of being wild; wildness.
    Wildfire - (n.) A composition of inflammable materials, which, kindled, is very hard to quench; Greek fire.
    Wildfire - (n.) An old name for erysipelas.
    Wildfire - (n.) A disease of sheep, attended with inflammation of the skin.
    Wildfire - (n.) A sort of lightning unaccompanied by thunder.
    Wildgrave - (n.) A waldgrave, or head forest keeper. See Waldgrave.
    Wilding - (n.) A wild or uncultivated plant; especially, a wild apple tree or crab apple; also, the fruit of such a plant.
    Wilding - (a.) Not tame, domesticated, or cultivated; wild.
    Wildish - (a.) Somewhat wild; rather wild.
    Wildly - (adv.) In a wild manner; without cultivation; with disorder; rudely; distractedly; extravagantly.
    Wildness - (n.) The quality or state of being wild; an uncultivated or untamed state; disposition to rove or go unrestrained; rudeness; savageness; irregularity; distraction.
    Wildwood - (n.) A wild or unfrequented wood. Also used adjectively; as, wildwood flowers; wildwood echoes.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Wild - adj. 1 in its original natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or civilized (wild cat; wild strawberry). 2 unrestrained, disorderly, uncontrolled (wild youth; wild hair). 3 tempestuous (wild night). 4 intensely eager, frantic (wild excitement; wild delight). 5 (foll. By about) colloq. Enthusiastically devoted to. 6 colloq. Infuriated. 7 haphazard, ill-aimed, rash (wild guess; wild venture). 8 colloq. Exciting, delightful. adv. In a wild manner. n. 1 wild tract of land. 2 desert. in the wild in an uncultivated etc. State. In the wilds colloq. Far from towns etc. Run wild grow or stray unchecked or undisciplined. wildly adv. Wildness n. [old english]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Bewilder - v. Perplex, confuse. bewildering adj. Bewilderment n. [from *be-, obsolete wilder lose one's way]
    Voice in the wilderness - n. Unheeded advocate of reform.
    Wild card - n. 1 card having any rank chosen by the player holding it. 2 computing character that will match any character or combination of characters. 3 person or thing that can be used in several different ways.
    Wildcat - n. 1 hot-tempered or violent person. 2 exploratory oil well. adj. (attrib.) 1 (of a strike) sudden and unofficial. 2 reckless; financially unsound.
    Wildebeest - n. (pl. Same or -s) = *gnu. [afrikaans: related to *wild, *beast]
    Wilderness - n. 1 desert; uncultivated region or garden area. 2 (foll. By of) confused assemblage. [old english: related to *wild, *deer]
    Wildfire - n. Hist. Combustible liquid used in war. spread like wildfire spread with great speed.
    Wildfowl - n. (pl. Same) game-bird.
    Wild-goose chase - n. Foolish or hopeless quest.
    Wild hyacinth - n. = *bluebell.
    Wildlife - n. Wild animals collectively.
    Wild west - n. Western us before the establishment of law and order.

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