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wild

  
  ( wilds    plural)   ( wilder    comparative)   ( wildest    superlative  )
1       adj   Wild animals or plants live or grow in natural surroundings and are not looked after by people.  
usu ADJ n  
We saw two more wild cats creeping towards us in the darkness..., The lane was lined with wild flowers.     
2       adj   Wild land is natural and is not used by people.  
usu ADJ n  
Elmley is one of the few wild areas remaining in the South East.     
  wildness      n-uncount  
...the wildness of the mountains.     
3       n-plural   The wilds of a place are the natural areas that are far away from towns.  
the N  
They went canoeing in the wilds of Canada.     
4       adj   Wild is used to describe the weather or the sea when it is stormy.  
usu ADJ n   (=stormy)  
The wild weather did not deter some people from swimming in the sea.     
5       adj   Wild behaviour is uncontrolled, excited, or energetic.  
oft v-link ADJ with n  
The children are wild with joy..., As George himself came on stage they went wild..., They marched into town to the wild cheers of the inhabitants.     
  wildly      adv   ADV with v  
As she finished each song, the crowd clapped wildly.     
6       adj   If you describe someone or their behaviour as wild, you mean that they behave in a very uncontrolled way.  
The house is in a mess after a wild party.     
  wildly      adv   ADV with v  
Five people were injured as Reynolds slashed out wildly with a kitchen knife.     
  wildness      n-uncount  
He had come to love the danger and the wildness of his life.     
7       adj   If someone is wild, they are very angry.  
INFORMAL   usu v-link ADJ   (=mad, crazy)  
For a long time I daren't tell him I knew, and when I did he went wild.     
8       adj   A wild idea is unusual or extreme. A wild guess is one that you make without much thought.  
ADJ n  
Browning's prediction is no better than a wild guess.     
  wildly      adv  
`Thirteen?' he guessed wildly.     
9   
    wildly  
    wild child  
10    If you are wild about someone or something, you like them very much.  
INFORMAL  
be wild about      phrase   V inflects   (=be crazy about)  
I'm just wild about Peter, and he's just wild about me...     
11    Animals that live in the wild live in a free and natural state and are not looked after by people.  
in the wild      phrase   PHR after v, v-link PHR  
Fewer than a thousand giant pandas still live in the wild.     
12    If something or someone, especially a child, runs wild, they behave in a natural, free, or uncontrolled way.  
run wild      phrase   V inflects  
Everything that could grow was running wild for lack of attention...     
13   
    beyond your wildest dreams  
    dream  
    in your wildest dreams  
    dream  
    to sow your wild oats  
    oats  


wild boar        ( wild boar    plural)   ( wild boars    plural  ) A wild boar is a large fierce pig which has two long curved teeth and a hairy body, and lives in forests.      n-count  
wild card        ( wild cards    plural  ) , wildcard  
1       n-count   If you refer to someone or something as a wild card in a particular situation, you mean that they cause uncertainty because you do not know how they will behave.  
oft N in n  
The wild card in the picture is eastern Europe.     
2       n-count   If a sports player is given a wild card for a particular competition, they are allowed to play in it, although they have not qualified for it in the usual way. You can also use wild card to refer to a player who enters a competition in this way.  
3       n-count   A wildcard is a symbol such as * or ? which is used in some computing commands or searches in order to represent any character or range of characters.     (COMPUTING)  
wild child     
Journalists sometimes use wild child to refer to a teenage girl who enjoys herself in an uncontrolled way, for example by going to a lot of parties.  
  (BRIT)      n-sing  
wild flower        ( wild flowers    plural  ) , wildflower   Wild flowers are flowers which grow naturally in the countryside, rather than being grown by people in gardens.      n-count  
wild goose chase        ( wild goose chases    plural  ) , wild-goose chase   If you are on a wild goose chase, you waste a lot of time searching for something that you have little chance of finding, because you have been given incorrect information.      n-count   usu on N  
Harry wondered if Potts had deliberately sent him on a wild goose chase.     
Wild West     
The Wild West is used to refer to the western part of the United States during the time when Europeans were first settling there.      n-sing   the N  
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wild

  

      adj  
1    feral, ferocious, fierce, savage, unbroken, undomesticated, untamed  
2    free, indigenous, native, natural, uncultivated  
3    desert, deserted, desolate, empty, godforsaken, lonely, trackless, uncivilized, uncultivated, uninhabited, unpopulated, virgin  
4    barbaric, barbarous, brutish, ferocious, fierce, primitive, rude, savage, uncivilized  
5    boisterous, chaotic, disorderly, impetuous, lawless, noisy, riotous, rough, rowdy, self-willed, turbulent, unbridled, uncontrolled, undisciplined, unfettered, ungovernable, unmanageable, unrestrained, unruly, uproarious, violent, wayward  
6    blustery, choppy, furious, howling, intense, raging, rough, tempestuous, violent  
7    dishevelled, disordered, straggly, tousled, unkempt, untidy, windblown  
8    at one's wits' end, berserk, beside oneself, crazed, crazy, delirious, demented, excited, frantic, frenzied, hysterical, irrational, mad, maniacal, rabid, raving  
9    extravagant, fantastic, flighty, foolhardy, foolish, giddy, ill-considered, impracticable, imprudent, madcap, outrageous, preposterous, rash, reckless  
10      (informal)   agog, avid, crazy     (informal)   daft     (informal)   eager, enthusiastic, excited, gonzo     (slang)   mad     (informal)   nuts     (slang)   potty     (Brit. informal)  
      adv  
11    run wild:     
a    grow unchecked, ramble, spread, straggle  
b    abandon all restraint, cut loose, go on the rampage, kick over the traces, rampage, run free, run riot, stray  
      n  
12      (often plural)    back of beyond     (informal)   desert, middle of nowhere     (informal)   uninhabited area, wasteland, wilderness  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    broken, domesticated, tame  
2 & 3    civilized, cultivated, farmed, inhabited, planted, populated, urban  
4    advanced, civilized  
5    calm, careful, controlled, disciplined, domesticated, friendly, genteel, gentle, lawful, mild, ordered, orderly, peaceful, polite, quiet, restrained, self-controlled, thoughtful, well-behaved  
9    logical, practical, realistic, well-thought-out  
10    unenthusiastic, uninterested  

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