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1. 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. Winter's not gone yet, if the wild geese fly that way. (Shak)

2. 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. The woods and desert caves, With wild thyme and gadding vine o'ergrown. (milton)

3. Desert; not inhabited or cultivated; as, wild land. To trace the forests wild.

4. Savage; uncivilized; not refined by culture; ferocious; rude; as, wild natives of Africa or America.

5. Not submitted to restraint, training, or regulation; turbulent; tempestuous; violent; ungoverned; licentious; inordinate; disorderly; irregular; fanciful; imaginary; visionary; crazy. Valor grown wild by pride. . A wild, speculative project. . What are these So withered and so wild in their attire ? (Shak) With mountains, as with weapons, armed; which makes Wild work in heaven. (milton) The wild winds howl. (Addison) Search then the ruling passion, there, alone The wild are constant, and the cunning known. (pope)

6. Exposed to the wind and a7a sea; unsheltered; as, a wild roadstead.

7. Indicating strong emotion, intense excitement, or ewilderment; as, a wild look.

8. Hard to steer; said of a vessel.

many plants are named by prefixing wild to the names of other better known or cultivated plants to which they a bear a real or fancied resemblance; as, wild allspice, wild pink, etc. See the phrases below. To run wild, to go unrestrained or untamed; to live or untamed; to live or grow without culture or training. To sow one's wild oats. See Oat. Wild allspice.

(Science: botany) See turkey.

Origin: OE. Wilde, AS. Wilde; akin to OFries. Wilde, D. Wild, OS. & OHG. Wildi, G. Wild, Sw. & Dan. Vild, Icel. Villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. Wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. Wild game, deer; of uncertain origin.

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