Meaning of “wild” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /waɪld/

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

a wild dog
wild flowers

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B2 Wild land is in a completely natural state:

a wild garden

B2 very energetic and not controlled:

a wild party
wild dancing

with a lot of wind, rain, etc:

a wild and stormy night
a wild accusation/guess/rumour, etc

something that you say which is not based on facts and is probably wrong

be wild about sth informal

to be very enthusiastic about something:

He's wild about jazz.
wildness noun [ U ]

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(Definition of “wild adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)