Associations to the word «Wild»

Wiktionary

WILD, adjective. Untamed; not domesticated.
WILD, adjective. ​ Unrestrained or uninhibited.
WILD, adjective. Raucous, unruly, or licentious.
WILD, adjective. Visibly and overtly anxious; frantic.
WILD, adjective. Disheveled, tangled, or untidy.
WILD, adjective. Enthusiastic.
WILD, adjective. Inaccurate.
WILD, adjective. Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered.
WILD, adjective. (nautical) Hard to steer; said of a vessel.
WILD, adjective. (mathematics) (of a knot) Not capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.
WILD, adverb. Inaccurately; not on target.
WILD, noun. The undomesticated state of a wild animal
WILD, noun. (chiefly in the plural) a wilderness
WILD, verb. To commit random acts of assault, robbery, and rape in an urban setting, especially as a gang.
WILD, proper noun. A surname​ for a wild person, or for someone living in uncultivated land.
WILD AND WOOLLY, adjective. Uncultured and without laws.
WILD ANIMAL, noun. Any animal living in a natural, undomesticated state.
WILD ANIMAL, noun. (figuratively) One exhibiting uncontrolled behaviour.
WILD ANIMALS, noun. Plural of wild animal
WILD AS A TUCKERNUCK STEER, adjective. (rare) Wild, reckless, harum-scarum.
WILD ASS, noun. Alternative spelling of wild-ass
WILD ASSES, noun. Plural of wild ass
WILD BERGAMOT, noun. An American herb of the mint family, Monarda fistulosa.
WILD BLUEBERRY, noun. Any of several species of blueberry, of the genus Vaccinium, having blue berries, that are not normally cultivated.
WILD BOAR, noun. A wild swine native to Europe and North Africa, Sus scrofa.
WILD BOARS, noun. Plural of wild boar
WILD BUCKWHEAT, noun. (US) Any plant in the genus Eriogonum, related to true buckwheat
WILD BUCKWHEATS, noun. Plural of wild buckwheat
WILD CABBAGE, noun. A plant of the species Brassica oleracea, with broad leaves and a long spike of yellow flowers, from which many cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts derive.
WILD CABBAGE, noun. (US) Any plant belonging to the genus Caulanthus in the family Brassicaceae
WILD CARD, noun. In card games, a card that can be assigned any value or used to substitute for any needed card.
WILD CARD, noun. (sports) A competitor or team that is allowed to compete in a tournament despite not reaching the normal standards to qualify for inclusion.
WILD CARD, noun. (computing) a character that substitutes for other characters in regular expressions and globbing
WILD CARDS, noun. Plural of wild card
WILD CAT, noun. An undomesticated felid, as tigers or lions.
WILD CAT, noun. A feral cat.
WILD CAT, noun. (uncommon) Alternative spelling of wildcat, (UK) the Old World wildcats (Felis silvestris) or (US) the bobcat (Lynx rufus) and other New World lynxes.
WILD CAT, noun. (uncommon) Alternative spelling of wildcat in its other extended senses.
WILD CATS, noun. Plural of wild cat
WILD CHERRIES, noun. Plural of wild cherry
WILD CHERRY, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see wild,‎ cherry.
WILD CHERRY, noun. The uncultivated cherry tree, Prunus avium, native to Europe and western Asia.
WILD CHERRY, noun. Prunus serotina of North America.
WILD CHERRY, noun. The fruit of these trees.
WILD CHILD, noun. (informal) A headstrong, rebellious young person.
WILD COTTON, noun. (AU) a tall weed with a ball shaped seed pod, Gomphocarpus fruticosus.
WILD CUCUMBER, noun. Echinocystis lobata, a gourd species found throughout most of North America
WILD CUCUMBER, noun. Marah, a genus of gourds native to western North America
WILD CUCUMBER, noun. Armenian cucumber, in the flexosus cultivar group of Cucumis melo subsp. melo.
WILD FIELDS, proper noun. (historical) The Pontic steppe north of the Black Sea and Azov Sea, usually defined as lying between the Don River on the east, Kiev on the north, and the left tributaries of the Dniester on the west.
WILD GARLIC, noun. Ramsons, bear garlic, Allium ursinum
WILD GARLIC, noun. Allium vineale
WILD GEESE, noun. Plural of wild goose
WILD GERANIUM, noun. Geranium maculatum
WILD GINGER, noun. Any of the many plants similar to ginger in appearance or aroma.
WILD GINGER, noun. Any of several species of Asarum, especially Asarum caudatum and Asarum canadense.
WILD GINGER, noun. Any of the Alpinia species, especially Alpinia caerulea.
WILD GINGER, noun. Curcuma australasica
WILD GINGER, noun. Hedychium gardnerianum
WILD GINGER, noun. Asiasarum sieboldi
WILD GINGER, noun. Siphonochilus aethiopicus
WILD GINGER, noun. Any of the numerous Zingiber species
WILD GOOSE, noun. Any of many species of wildlife goose, such as the greylag goose or the Canada goose, whose wedge fly in a wedge or V form, or cuneiform, as opposed to the domesticated goose that would not fly.
WILD GOOSE CHASE, noun. Alternative spelling of wild-goose chase
WILD GOOSE CHASES, noun. Plural of wild goose chase
WILD HAGGIS, noun. (humorous) A fictional creature supposed to live in Scotland and to be the source of the meat dish called haggis (which is actually made from sheep innards).
WILD HAGGISES, noun. Plural of wild haggis
WILD HORSE, noun. A member of the species Equus ferus, sometimes excluding the domesticated horse.
WILD HORSE, noun. A feral horse.
WILD HORSE, noun. An untamed horse.
WILD HORSES, noun. Plural of wild horse
WILD HORSES, noun. (idiomatic) A force not subject to human control and normally stronger than a man.
WILD HUNT, noun. A ghostly hunt that rides across the sky, common to English German and Scandinavian folklore.
WILD INDIGO, noun. The American herb Baptisia tinctoria, which yields a poor quality of indigo, as do several other species of the same genus.
WILD LEEK, noun. (US) A perennial wild onion native to eastern North America, Allium tricoccum, with a cluster of ovoid bulbs and large oblong elliptical leaves.
WILD LEEK, noun. A wild onion native to southern Europe and western Asia, cultivated and consequently naturalized in many other places, Allium ampeloprasum.
WILD LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY, noun. Maianthemum canadense, native to northern and cooler eastern North America.
WILD MAN, noun. A primitive person who dwells outside of civilized society; a savage person without culture.
WILD MAN, noun. A violent, dissolute, rash, or rowdy person.
WILD MAN, noun. A person who advocates unorthodox or outrageous opinions or who behaves in an eccentric manner.
WILD OATS, noun. Non-cultivated species of Avena, a genus of grasses.
WILD OATS, noun. Chasmanthium latifolium, a grass, Indian woodoats
WILD OATS, noun. Species of Uvularia, the bellworts.
WILD PINK, noun. Silene caroliniana, native to the eastern United States.
WILD PINK, noun. Flowering plants in Dianthus sect. Fimbriatum section of Dianthus
WILD PITCH, noun. (baseball) A play where the pitcher throws a non-catchable pitch and a runner advances.
WILD POTATO, noun. The arrow arum, Peltandra virginica, which has an edible root.
WILD POTATO, noun. The edible root of this plant.
WILD PURSLANE, noun. An edible vegetable and invasive plant Portulaca oleracea.
WILD PURSLANES, noun. Plural of wild purslane
WILD RADISH, noun. Raphanus raphanistrum, the jointed charlock.
WILD RICE, noun. Any one of the four species of grasses which form the genus Zizania, which have edible grains and edible stems.
WILD RICE, noun. The edible grain (the edible rice) which is harvested from these grasses.
WILD RIVER, noun. (Australia) (US) a river system protected by government legislation requiring it to be kept in its natural state.
WILD RYE, noun. Any of the grasses of genera Elymus or Leymus.
WILD SERVICE TREE, noun. A tree with edible fruit, Sorbus torminalis, native to central and southern Europe and neighboring parts of Asia and Africa
WILD STRAWBERRIES, noun. Plural of wild strawberry
WILD STRAWBERRY, noun. A species of strawberry growing naturally throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, Fragaria vesca.
WILD TURKEY, proper noun. A brand of bourbon whiskey from Kentucky.
WILD TURKEY, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see wild,‎ turkey.
WILD TURKEY, noun. A large gamebird, Meleagris gallopavo, native to North America.
WILD TURKEYS, noun. Plural of wild turkey
WILD TYPE, noun. (biology) The typical form of an organism, strain, gene or characteristic as it occurs in nature
WILD TYPES, noun. Plural of wild type
WILD WEST, proper noun. The western United States during the 19th-century era of settlement, commonly believed to be lawless and unruly.
WILD WEST, proper noun. (by extension) A place or situation in which disorderly behavior prevails, especially due to a lack of regulatory oversight or an inadequate legal system.

Dictionary definition

WILD, noun. A wild primitive state untouched by civilization; "he lived in the wild"; "they collected mushrooms in the wild".
WILD, noun. A wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers".
WILD, adverb. In an uncontrolled and rampant manner; "weeds grew rampantly around here".
WILD, adverb. In a wild or undomesticated manner; "growing wild"; "roaming wild".
WILD, adjective. Marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; "wild talk"; "wild parties".
WILD, adjective. In a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants".
WILD, adjective. In a state of extreme emotion; "wild with anger"; "wild with grief".
WILD, adjective. Deviating widely from an intended course; "a wild bullet"; "he threw a wild pitch".
WILD, adjective. (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud; "a violent clash of colors"; "her dress was a violent red"; "a violent noise"; "wild colors"; "wild shouts".
WILD, adjective. Without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy".
WILD, adjective. Talking or behaving irrationally; "a raving lunatic".
WILD, adjective. Involving risk or danger; "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a wild financial scheme".
WILD, adjective. Fanciful and unrealistic; foolish; "a fantastic idea of his own importance".
WILD, adjective. Located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places".
WILD, adjective. Intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with; "crazy about cars and racing"; "he is potty about her".
WILD, adjective. Without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes".
WILD, adjective. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; "angry clouds on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy