Definition of 'wild'
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There are still some wild flowers to be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It may feel like creative impulses are running wild but you are in control. The Sun (2017)The celebrations in the away end are wild. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was a wild and crazy ride. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can only have so many wild theories in one day. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today he's happily munching a cheese sandwich and talking about wild swimming. Times, Sunday Times (2016)While some looked forward to that first wild week, just as many dreaded it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My life was a wild one - it still is! The Sun (2016)Football Manager 2017 will put an unyielding grip on your life that leads you to victory and allows you to live out your wildest footballing fantasies. The Sun (2016)We sat in the leafy, overgrown garden, where wild herbs and flowers spiced the air and the mismatched tables were topped with salvaged mosaic tiles. Smithsonian Mag (2017)There it was seen as crazy and wild. The Sun (2013)These unlikely critters are just wild about each other. The Sun (2016)There were a few people going wild. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why waste up to five tons of wild fish producing one ton of farmed fish? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Want to go wild with hair colour for one night only? Times, Sunday Times (2013)This has been a wild week for weather. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Wild boar swim through the artificial lakes to small artificial islands and reclaim the territory. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You have to make a wild guess and hope that the paint sticks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He keeps a meadow just for wild flowers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Which pop star can drive away wild boar? The Sun (2012)Wild animals must rescue their dog friend from a gang of pets. The Sun (2013)They begin by dealing with a home overrun by wild creatures. The Sun (2012)To spend your life with a wild bird of prey is an astonishing joy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We were in the middle of the countryside with wild birds outside. The Sun (2015)The sun and the wild thyme come free. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then a wild card has been thrown into the mix. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What about the wild times at university? Times, Sunday Times (2014)They then trekked across the bridge to wild and woolly Kentucky. BAD BOY BALLMER (2002)Those men go to collect acorns like wild beasts; they live like wild beasts. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)When you see them growing in the wild, you realise just how tough they are. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The reserve is home to the big five and to many other animals, including the rare wild dog. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Warm sun, deserted beaches, wild flowers on the hillsides. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'wild'
British English: wild /waɪld/ ADJECTIVE
Wild animals and plants live or grow in natural surroundings and are not looked after by people.
- American English: wild
- Arabic: بَرِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: selvagem
- Chinese: 野性的
- Croatian: divlji
- Czech: divoký
- Danish: vild
- Dutch: wild
- European Spanish: salvaje
- Finnish: villi
- French: sauvage
- German: wild
- Greek: άγριος
- Italian: selvaggio
- Japanese: 野生の
- Korean: 야생의
- Norwegian: vill
- Polish: dziki żyjące na swobodzie (zwierzę)
- European Portuguese: selvagem
- Romanian: sălbatic
- Russian: дикий
- Spanish: salvaje
- Swedish: vild
- Thai: ไม่เชื่อง
- Turkish: yabani
- Ukrainian: дикий
- Vietnamese: hoang dã
British English: wild NOUN
The wilds of a place are the natural areas that are far away from towns.
They went canoeing in the wilds of the country.
Definition of wild from the Collins English Dictionary
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