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Wild appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Willy's wooden whistle wouldn't whistle when Willy went wild.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun wild:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective wild:


Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective wild and its most common antonym:


The word wild is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective wild

What does wild mean as an attribute of a noun?

Wild is one of the top 100 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: wilder | wildest

  1. marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
  2. in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated
  3. in a state of extreme emotion
    • examples: wild with anger | wild with grief
    • similar: passionate
  4. deviating widely from an intended course
    • examples: a wild bullet | he threw a wild pitch
    • similar: uncontrolled
  5. (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
    • examples: wild colors | wild shouts
    • synonym of wild: violent
    • similar: intense
  6. without a basis in reason or fact
  7. talking or behaving irrationally
  8. involving risk or danger
  9. fanciful and unrealistic; foolish
  10. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
  11. intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
  12. without civilizing influences
  13. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger

Alternative definition of the adjective wild


  1. Untamed; not domesticated.
  2. Unrestrained or uninhibited.
  3. Raucous, unruly, or licentious.
  4. Visibly and overtly anxious; frantic.
  5. Disheveled, tangled, or untidy.
  6. See Enthusiastic.
  7. See Inaccurate.
  8. [mathematics, of a knot] Not capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.

Definition of the adverb wild

What does wild mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in an uncontrolled and rampant manner
  2. in a wild or undomesticated manner
    • examples: growing wild | roaming wild

Alternative definition of the adverb wild


  1. Inaccurately; not on target.

Definition of the noun wild

What does wild mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wilds

  1. a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
  2. a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition

Alternative definition of the noun wild


  1. The undomesticated state of a wild animal
  2. [chiefly in plural] a wilderness


  1. "Wild" is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, written by Nick Hornby, and based on the memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. The film stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 29, 2014 and released theatrically on December 5, 2014 in North America.
  2. "Wild" a.k.a. "The Wild" is a 2006 American computer animated adventure comedy film directed by animator Steve "Spaz" Williams, and produced by Clint Goldman and Beau Flynn. The film was a C.O.R.E. Feature Animation production, and it was distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It was released to theaters on April 14, 2006 in North America.
  3. "Wild" is a 2008 Indonesian drama film written by Rudy Soedjarwo and Cassandra Massardi, and directed by Rudy Soedjarwo.
  4. "Wild" is a 2012 short drama and romance film directed by Edward Bishop.
  5. "Wild" is a 2012 short film directed by Hadas Tapuchi.
    • country: Israel
    • released in
  6. "Wild" is a film, directed by Ross Gibson and written by John Cruthers, Ross Gibson, James Manche.


"Wild" is a book by Jay Griffiths.

  • also known as "Wild: An Elemental Journey"


  1. "Wild" is a single by English singer-songwriter Jessie J and the lead single from her second studio album, Alive. The single released in the United Kingdom and Ireland features American rapper Big Sean and British MC Dizzee Rascal, while the single released in other countries such as Australia, the United States and the Netherlands only features Big Sean. It was written by Jessica Cornish, Claude Kelly, Dylan Mills, Joshua Coleman and Sean Anderson and produced by Ammo. The single was released as a download on 26 May 2013 in the United Kingdom. it reached #38 in the UK year-end chart, selling more than 300,000 copies. it also ended up at #71 in the Australian year-end chart, selling more than 150,000 copies.
  2. "Wild" a.k.a. "Wild!" is the fourth studio album by British band Erasure. Released in 1989, it was the follow-up album to their 1988 breakthrough The Innocents. The album was produced by Erasure, along with Gareth Jones and Mark Saunders and released by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S.
    • genre: Synthpop
    • released on (25 years ago)
  3. "Wild" is a 2013 single by Jessie J.
  4. "Wild" is a musical EP of Nine Muses.
    • released on
  5. "Wild" is Namie Amuro's 34th solo single under the Avex Trax label. It was released in CD and CD&DVD formats on March 18, 2009, about one year since her previous single "60s 70s 80s", and nearly eight months after her successful compilation album Best Fiction. Dr. marks her first fully animated music video and the song was featured in a Vidal Sassoon CM, while Wild was used in a Coca-Cola Zero commercial. The "Wild" music video drew comparisons to Janet Jackson's "Feedback" video, inspired by its galactic theme, setting, and choreography.
  6. "Wild" a.k.a. "Wild!": Recorded at the London Arena on 11 December 1989 as part of the tour of their "Wild!" album and released in 1990 on VHS video, Wild! (live) is Erasure's third concert video. With 23 tracks and a running time of almost 90 minutes, it is the first of Erasure's live videos to feature an entire concert, except in the US where a much abridged 15 track version was released. In 1992 the concert was also released in the US on Laser Disc, still with only 15 tracks. It has not been released on DVD to date.
  7. "Wild" is the fifth full-length studio album by British Pagan rock band Inkubus Sukkubus.
  8. "Wild" a.k.a. "Wild!!" is a jazz album by Terry Silverlight.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (11 years ago)
  9. "Wild" is a musical album of O.B.F..
  10. "Wild" a.k.a. "Wild!" is a musical album of The Marigolds.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  11. "Wild" is a composition.
  12. "Wild" is a musical album of Absolum.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  13. "Wild" is a musical single of Erik Rapp.
    • released on
  14. "Wild" is a musical single of Touch of Joy.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  15. "Wild" is a composition.
  16. "Wild" is a song by AFI.
  17. "Wild" is a musical album of Jason D. Williams.
    • released in (22 years ago)


  1. Wild a.k.a. Mick Brown, a.k.a. "Wild" Mick Brown is a drummer who has played in the bands Dokken, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob, and Xciter. He is a co-founder of Dokken and is known by many Dokken fans as "Wild" Mick Brown.
  2. Wild is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Rex Wild, Sue Wild, Tim Wild, Tom Wild, Alex Wild, Anke Wild, Anna Wild, Anne Wild, Earl Wild, Frei.Wild and many others.


Wild were a five-piece classical female group. They were often compared to Bond, due to the very similar makeup and style of both groups.

  • also known as Wild Time
  • album: "Time"


  1. Wild: Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG is a company headquartered in Eppelheim, Germany, near Heidelberg.
  2. Wild is an organic food restaurant previously known as Slice.


The Wild is a small stream in Germany and The Netherlands. If flows south of the German town of Elten and north of the Dutch town of Spijk. It used to be an old branch of the Rhine. North of Lobith it flows into the Oude Rijn.


  1. Wild is a television documentary series.
  2. WILD is a radio station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts. It broadcasts on 1090 kHz and airs programming from China Radio International under a lease agreement. Prior to the flip to Chinese programming, the station had a legacy of serving Boston's African-American community as a R&B outlet from 1967 to 2011. The transmitter for WILD is in Medford.
  3. Wild is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Wild

Phrases starting with the word Wild:

  1. wild ox
  2. wild ass
  3. Wild Cat
  4. wild dog
  5. wild fig
  6. wild hop
  7. wild man
  8. wild oat
  9. wild pea
  10. wild rye
  11. Wild Yak
  12. wild yam
  13. wild-ass
  14. wild bean
  15. wild boar

Phrases ending with the word Wild:

  1. Go Wild
  2. hog-wild
  3. Run Wild
  4. semi-wild
  5. Went Wild

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wild

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Google previewMason's World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties (2002)

by Valerie Porter

Ethiopian achdari: see Syrian wild ass African wild ass: ( formerly N Africa and possibly Arabia)/= Equus africanus Fitzinger/vars: Nubian wild ...

Google previewKritisch-etymologisches Wörterbuch der magyarischen Sprache, etc. (Magyaricae linguae lexicon critico-etymologicum, etc.). (1833)


ferus, wild, sz) fera, das Wild. Inde: чад-айда, malum sylvestre, der Holzapfel. Vadas-kert, vivarîum, der Thiergarten. Vadász, venator, der Jäger. "adászas, vadászat,. venatio, venatus, das Jagen , die Jagd.

Google previewOklahoma Biographical Dictionary (1999)

by Jan Onofrio

— frontiersman and Wild West showman, was born on February 14, 1860, in Bloomingdale, Illinois, the oldest of the two sons and two daughters of Susan Ann (Conant) Lillie and ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum: or, Medical Dictionary ... Fourth edition (1839)

by Robert HOOPER (M.D.), Klein Grant

(From a-ypws, wild, and dlflreAOS, a vine.) The_ wild vine, or white bryony; and, according to Gerard, the black bryony. See Bryom'a alba, and Tamus communir. AGRIELZE'A. Agrielwos. (From a'ypws, wild, and Mam, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ila Usage, 1860-1960 (2000)

by Dennis G. Fowler

bunguntanga - wild marrow. Cucurbita ovifera busala - a kind of poisonous bulb (s); an edible root (p ); the ...

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Quotes about Wild

Be wild; others become mild.
Be mild; others become wild.
Rarely works wild to wild
Or mild to mild combination.
06.12.2001, Pakd (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of W4I1L1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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