wild

superl.

  1. Living in a state of nature; inhabiting natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not easily approached by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild boar; a wild ox; a wild cat.
  2. Growing or produced without culture; growing or prepared without the aid and care of man; native; not cultivated; brought forth by unassisted nature or by animals not domesticated; as, wild parsnip, wild camomile, wild strawberry, wild honey.
  3. Desert; not inhabited or cultivated; as, wild land.
  4. Savage; uncivilized; not refined by culture; ferocious; rude; as, wild natives of Africa or America.
  5. Not submitted to restraint, training, or regulation; turbulent; tempestuous; violent; ungoverned; licentious; inordinate; disorderly; irregular; fanciful; imaginary; visionary; crazy.
  6. Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered; as, a wild roadstead.
  7. Indicating strong emotion, intense excitement, or /ewilderment; as, a wild look.
  8. Hard to steer; -- said of a vessel.

n.

  1. An uninhabited and uncultivated tract or region; a forest or desert; a wilderness; a waste; as, the wilds of America; the wilds of Africa.

adv.

  1. Wildly; as, to talk wild.