Definition of wild noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//waɪld//
    ; NAmE NAmE//waɪld//
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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.
  3. Word OriginOld English wilde, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German wild.Extra examples The cottage was right out in the wilds, miles from anywhere. There are very few of these birds left in the wild. These girls came from the wilds of the rural west. They lived in the wilds of central Wales. When they have reared sufficient numbers in zoos, they will begin to return them to the wild. wandering through the wilds of Alaska
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