Translation of "wild" - English-Spanish dictionary

wild

adjective uk /waɪld/

A2 A wild animal or plant lives or grows in its natural place and not where people live.

salvaje
a wild dog
wild flowers

not controlled

desenfrenado
a wild party
wild dancing
be wild about something informal

to like something very much

estar entusiasmado con algo
I’m not wild about that idea.

(Translation of “wild” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

wild

adjective /waild/

(of animals) not tamed

salvaje, bravío
Wolves and other wild animals live in the forest.

(of land) not cultivated.

agreste, salvaje

uncivilized or lawless; savage

salvaje
wild tribes.

very stormy; violent

furioso, borrascoso
a wild night at sea
a wild rage.

mad, crazy, insane etc

loco, alocado
They were wild with hunger
He was wild with anxiety.

rash

disparatado, descabellado, desorbitado, alocado
a wild hope.

not accurate or reliable

precipitado, impetuoso
a wild guess.

very angry

furioso, colérico, frenético
He went wild when he discovered what his son had been doing.
wildly adverb

salvajemente, furiosamente, locamente
His shot was wildly inaccurate.
wildness noun

estado salvaje, furia, desenfreno, extravagancia
wildfire: spread like wildfire

(of eg news) to spread extremely fast

correr/esparcirse como un reguero de pólvora
The rumour spread like wildfire through the town.
wildfowl noun plural

wild birds, especially water birds such as ducks, geese etc.

ave de caza
wild-goose chase noun

an attempt to catch or find something one cannot possibly obtain

búsqueda inútil
They sent us on a wild-goose chase.
wildlife noun

wild animals, birds, insects etc collectively

fauna
We must do everything we can to protect the local wildlife.
in the wild

(of an animal) in its natural surroundings

en estado salvaje
Young animals have to learn to look after themselves in the wild.
the wilds noun plural

the uncultivated areas (of a country etc)

las regiones salvajes
They’re living out in the wilds of Australia somewhere.

(Translation of “wild” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)