/waɪld / (say wuyld)

1. living in a state of nature, as animals that have not been tamed or domesticated.
2. Obsolete (of Aboriginal people) living independent of white influence in the traditional manner: there were still wild blacks in the mountains.
3. growing or produced without cultivation or the care of humans, as plants, flowers, fruit, honey, etc.: wild mushrooms.
4. uncultivated, uninhabited, or waste, as land.
a. native to Australia: wild banana.
b. escaped to the wild: wild cattle.
6. living in an uncivilised state.
7. of unrestrained violence, fury, intensity, etc.; violent; furious: wild fighting; wild storms.
8. characterised by or indicating violent excitement, as actions, the appearance, etc.
9. frantic; distracted, crazy, or mad: to drive someone wild.
10. violently excited: wild with rage; wild with fear; wild with pain.
11. undisciplined, unruly, lawless, or turbulent: wild boys; a wild crew.
12. unrestrained, untrammelled, or unbridled: wild gaiety; wild orgies.
13. disregardful of moral restraints as to pleasurable indulgence.
14. unrestrained by reason or prudence: wild schemes.
15. extravagant or fantastic: wild fancies.
16. disorderly or dishevelled: wild locks.
17. wide of the mark: a wild throw.
18. Aboriginal English (of a person)
a. outside one's own community; foreign.
b. ignorant. See myall1 (def. 3).
19. Colloquial intensely eager or enthusiastic: wild for a new project.
20. Colloquial extremely angry.
21. Cards (of a card) having its value decided by the wishes of the players or the player who holds it.
22. in a wild manner; wildly.
23. (often plural) an uncultivated, uninhabited, or desolate region or tract; a waste; a wilderness; a desert.
24. go wild, Colloquial to behave in an unrestrained fashion.
25. in the wild, in natural surroundings or habitat: animals in the wild.
26. run wild,
a. to grow without cultivation or check.
b. to behave in an unrestrained or uncontrolled manner: he allows his children to run wild.
27. sow one's wild oats, to indulge in the excesses or follies of youth, especially in sexual promiscuity. {Phrase Origin: from the knowledge since Roman times that wild oats are useless but unfortunately a weed difficult to separate out from useful cereal grain, the phrase being first recorded by Roman author Plautus}
28. wild about, Colloquial infatuated with: wild about Harry.
29. wild and woolly, Colloquial
a. rough; untidy; unkempt.
b. uncivilised; unrestrained.
{Middle English and Old English wilde}
wildly, adverb
wildness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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