wild Definition

  • 1living or growing in natural conditions and not kept in a house or on a farm
  • 2uncontrolled or unrestrained, especially in a way that is exciting or dangerous
  • 3very different from what you are used to, and difficult to control or deal with

Using wild: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "wild" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The park is home to many wild animals such as lions and tigers.

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    He had a wild look in his eyes.

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    She had a wild night out with her friends.

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    The storm caused wild winds and waves.

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    The new student was having a wild time adjusting to the school's culture.

wild Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with wild

  • to behave or develop in an uncontrolled way


    The weeds in the garden have been left to run wild.

  • a foolish and hopeless search for something that cannot be found


    I think we're on a wild goose chase looking for that old book.

  • a person or thing whose influence is unpredictable or whose qualities are uncertain


    He's a bit of a wild card, so we never know what he'll do next.


Summary: wild in Brief

The term 'wild' [waɪld] refers to things that are living or growing in natural conditions, uncontrolled or unrestrained, and very different from what one is used to. It can describe animals, weather, people, and situations, as in 'The park is home to many wild animals,' 'She had a wild night out with her friends,' and 'The storm caused wild winds and waves.' Phrases like 'run wild' and 'wild goose chase' denote uncontrolled behavior and futile searches, while 'wild card' describes unpredictable people or things.

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