wild: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (wīld), [key]
— adj., adv., n. -er, -est,
- living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated: a wild animal; wild geese.
- growing or produced without cultivation or the care of humans, as plants, flowers, fruit, or honey: wild cherries.
- uncultivated, uninhabited, or waste: wild country.
- uncivilized or barbarous: wild tribes.
- of unrestrained violence, fury, intensity, etc.; violent; furious: wild strife; wild storms.
- characterized by or indicating violent feelings or excitement, as actions or a person's appearance: wild cries; a wild look.
- frantic or distracted; crazy: to drive someone wild.
- violently or uncontrollably affected: wild with rage; wild with pain.
- undisciplined, unruly, or lawless: a gang of wild boys.
- unrestrained, untrammeled, or unbridled: wild enthusiasm.
- disregardful of moral restraints as to pleasurable indulgence: He repented his wild youth.
- unrestrained by reason or prudence: wild schemes.
- amazing or incredible: Isn't that wild about Bill getting booted out of the club?
- disorderly or disheveled: wild hair.
- wide of the mark: He scored on a wild throw.
- intensely eager or enthusiastic: wild to get started; wild about the new styles.
- (of a card) having its value decided by the wishes of the players.
- (of molten metal) generating large amounts of gas during cooling, so as to cause violent bubbling.
- in a wild manner; wildly.
- (of an oil or gas well) to spout in an uncontrolled way, as in a blowout. Cf.(def. 4).
- The rambler roses are running wild.
- to grow unchecked:The rambler roses are running wild.
- to show lack of restraint or control:Those children are allowed to run wild.
- Often,an uncultivated, uninhabited, or desolate region or tract; waste; wilderness; desert: a cabin in the wild; a safari to the wilds of Africa.
- wild (Thesaurus)