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Definition of wild noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the wild [singular] a natural environment that is not controlled by people The bird is too tame now to survive in the wild. The animals were released back into the wild when they had recovered.
  2. 2the wilds [plural] areas of a country far from towns or cities, where few people live the wilds of Alaska (humorous) They live on a farm somewhere out in the wilds.
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