- wild [wīld]adj.[ME wilde < OE, akin to Ger wild, prob. < IE base * wel-, shaggy hair, unkempt > WOOL, VOLE1]1. living or growing in its original, natural state and not normally domesticated or cultivated [wild flowers, wild animals]2. not lived in or cultivated; overgrown, waste, etc. [wild land]3. not civilized; savage [a wild tribe]4. not easily restrained or regulated; not controlled or controllable; unruly, rough, lawless, etc. [wild children]5. characterized by a lack of social or moral restraint; unbridled in pursuing pleasure; dissolute, orgiastic, etc. [a wild rake, a wild party]6. violently disturbed; turbulent; stormy [a wild seacoast]7. in a state of intense excitement; specif.,a) eager or enthusiastic, as with desire or anticipation [wild with delight]b) angered, frenzied, frantic, crazed, etc. [wild with desperation]8. in a state of disorder, disarrangement, confusion, etc. [wild hair]9. fantastically impractical; visionary [a wild scheme]10. showing a lack of sound judgment; reckless; imprudent [a wild wager]11. going wide of the mark aimed at; missing the target [a wild swing in boxing]12. Slang extraordinary; remarkable [a wild success]13. Card Games having any value specified by the holder: said of a card [deuces, when wild in poker, may be counted as aces, kings, etc.]adv.in a wild manner; wildly; without aim or control [to shoot wild]n.[usually pl.] a wilderness or wastelanda wilderness or wasteland——————run wildto grow, exist, or behave without control——————the wildthe wilderness, nature, the out-of-doors, etc.wildlyadv.wildnessn.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.