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WILD, a. G.

1. Roving wandering inhabiting the forest or open field hence, not tamed or domesticated as a wild boar a wild ox a wild cat a wild bee.
2. Growing without culture as wild parsnep wild cherry wild tansy. Wild rice, a palatable and nutritious food, grows spontaneously in the lakes and ponds of the North West territory.
3. Desert not inhabited as a wild forest.
4. Savage uncivilized not refined by culture as the wild natives of Africa or America.
5. Turbulent tempestuous irregular as a wild tumult.

The wild winds howl.

6. Licentious ungoverned as wild passions.

Valor grown wild by pride--

7. Inconstant mutable fickle.

In the ruling passion, there also the wild are constant, and the cunning known.

8. Inordinate loose.

A fop well dressd, extravagant and wild.

9. Uncouth loose.

--What are these, so witherd, and so wild in their attire?

10. Irregular disorderly done without plan or order as, to make wild work.
11. Not well digested not framed according to the ordinary rules of reason not being within the limits of probable practicability imaginary fanciful as a wild project or scheme wild speculations.
12. Exposed to the wind and sea as a wild roadstead.
13. Made or found in the forest as wild honey.

Wild is prefixed to the names of many plants, to distinguish them from such of the name as are cultivated in gardens, as wild basil, wild parsnep, wild carrot, wild olive, &.

WILD, n. A desert an uninhabited and uncultivated tract or region a forest or sandy desert as the wilds of America the wilds of Africa the sandy wilds of Arabia.

Then Libya first, of all her moisture draind, became a barren waste, a wild of sand.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Wild'. King James Dictionary.

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