Pronunciation: (wīld),[key] —adj.,-er, -est, —adv., n.
—adj. 1. living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated: a wild animal; wild geese. 2. growing or produced without cultivation or the care of humans, as plants, flowers, fruit, or honey: wild cherries. 3. uncultivated, uninhabited, or waste: wild country. 4. uncivilized or barbarous: wild tribes. 5. of unrestrained violence, fury, intensity, etc.; violent; furious: wild strife; wild storms. 6. characterized by or indicating violent feelings or excitement, as actions or a person's appearance: wild cries; a wild look. 7. frantic or distracted; crazy: to drive someone wild. 8. violently or uncontrollably affected: wild with rage; wild with pain. 9. undisciplined, unruly, or lawless: a gang of wild boys. 10. unrestrained, untrammeled, or unbridled: wild enthusiasm. 11. disregardful of moral restraints as to pleasurable indulgence: He repented his wild youth. 12. unrestrained by reason or prudence: wild schemes. 13. amazing or incredible: Isn't that wild about Bill getting booted out of the club? 14. disorderly or disheveled: wild hair. 15. wide of the mark: He scored on a wild throw. 16. Informal.intensely eager or enthusiastic: wild to get started; wild about the new styles. 17. Cards.(of a card) having its value decided by the wishes of the players.
18. Metall.(of molten metal) generating large amounts of gas during cooling, so as to cause violent bubbling.
—adv. 1. in a wild manner; wildly.
2. blow wild, (of an oil or gas well) to spout in an uncontrolled way, as in a blowout. Cf. blowout (def. 4).
3. run wild, a. to grow unchecked: The rambler roses are running wild. b. to show lack of restraint or control: Those children are allowed to run wild.
—n. Often, wilds. an uncultivated, uninhabited, or desolate region or tract; waste; wilderness; desert: a cabin in the wild; a safari to the wilds of Africa.