1. in an uncontrolled and rampant manner

    Synonyms : rampantly
  2. without civilizing influences

    Synonyms : barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilised, uncivilized
    Examples :
    • wild tribes
  3. a wild primitive state untouched by civilization

    Synonyms : natural state, state of nature
    Type Of : state
    Examples :
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
  4. without a basis in reason or fact

    Synonyms : baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted
  5. in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated

    Synonyms : untamed
    Antonyms : tame
    Examples :
    • wild geese
    • edible wild plants
  6. fanciful and unrealistic; foolish

    Synonyms : fantastic
  7. a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition

    Synonyms : wilderness
    Type Of : geographic region, geographical region, geographic area, geographical area
    Examples :
    • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers
  8. talking or behaving irrationally

    Synonyms : raving mad
  9. involving risk or danger

    Synonyms : hazardous, risky
    Examples :
    • a wild financial scheme
  10. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate

    Synonyms : godforsaken, waste
    Examples :
    • a godforsaken wilderness crossroads
    • a wild stretch of land
  11. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger

    Synonyms : angry, furious, raging, tempestuous
  12. intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with

    Synonyms : crazy, dotty, gaga
  13. (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud

    Synonyms : violent
    Examples :
    • wild colors
    • wild shouts
  14. deviating widely from an intended course

    Examples :
    • a wild bullet
    • he threw a wild pitch
  15. in a state of extreme emotion

    Examples :
    • wild with anger
    • wild with grief
  16. marked by extreme lack of restraint or control

    Antonyms : tame
    Examples :
    • wild talk
    • wild parties
  17. in a wild or undomesticated manner

    Examples :
    • growing wild
    • roaming wild


  1. move sideways or in an unsteady way

    Synonyms : careen, shift, tilt
    Type Of : move
  2. tremble or shake

    Synonyms : shimmy
    Type Of : vibrate
    Examples :
    • His voice wobbled with restrained emotion
  3. move unsteadily

    Synonyms : coggle
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • His knees wobbled
    • The old cart wobbled down the street
  4. an unsteady rocking motion

    Type Of : motion, movement


  1. something that causes feelings of wonder

    Synonyms : marvel
    Type Of : occurrence, natural event, happening, occurrent
    Examples :
    • the wonders of modern science
  2. have a wish or desire to know something

    Synonyms : enquire, inquire
    Type Of : question, query
    Examples :
    • He wondered who had built this beautiful church
  3. be amazed at

    Synonyms : marvel
    Type Of : react, respond
  4. the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

    Synonyms : admiration, wonderment
    Type Of : amazement, astonishment
  5. a state in which you want to learn more about something

    Synonyms : curiosity
    Type Of : cognitive state, state of mind
  6. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

    Synonyms : question
    Type Of : think over, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, chew over, contemplate, excogitate
    Examples :
    • I wonder whether this was the right thing to do
    • she wondered whether it would snow tonight


  1. in a wise manner

    Synonyms : sagely
    Antonyms : foolishly
    Examples :
    • she acted wisely when she invited her parents


  1. characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

    Synonyms : cherished, precious, treasured
    Examples :
    • so good to feel wanted
  2. desired or wished for or sought

    Antonyms : unwanted
    Examples :
    • couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy
    • a wanted criminal
    • a wanted poster


  1. a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat

    Synonyms : combat injury, injury
    Type Of : loss, personnel casualty
  2. an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

    Synonyms : lesion
    Type Of : hurt, harm, trauma, injury
  3. hurt the feelings of

    Synonyms : bruise, hurt, injure, offend, spite
    Type Of : evoke, arouse, elicit, enkindle, fire, kindle, provoke, raise
  4. the act of inflicting a wound

    Synonyms : wounding
    Type Of : scathe, hurt, harm, damage
  5. cause injuries or bodily harm to

    Synonyms : injure
    Type Of : hurt
  6. a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride)

    Type Of : distress, hurt, suffering
    Examples :
    • he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound
    • deep in her breast lives the silent wound
    • The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it
  7. put in a coil


  1. changed for the worse in health or fitness

    Synonyms : worse
  2. made or become worse; impaired

    Examples :
    • troubled by the worsened economic conditions
    • the worsened diplomatic relations


  1. a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe

    Synonyms : wedge heel
    Type Of : heel
  2. a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object

    Synonyms : chock
    Type Of : block
  3. put, fix, force, or implant

    Synonyms : deposit, lodge, stick
    Type Of : fix, secure, fasten
  4. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

    Synonyms : bomber, cuban sandwich, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, zep
    Type Of : sandwich
  5. any shape that is triangular in cross section

    Synonyms : cuneus, wedge shape
    Type Of : trigon, triangle, trilateral
  6. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

    Synonyms : force, squeeze
    Type Of : displace, move
  7. a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation

    Synonyms : hacek
    Type Of : diacritical mark, diacritic
  8. (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole

    Type Of : iron
  9. something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them

    Type Of : inclined plane


  1. to or over a great extent or range; far

    Synonyms : wide
    Examples :
    • he traveled widely


  1. have need of

    Synonyms : need, require
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner
  2. anything that is necessary but lacking

    Synonyms : need
    Type Of : requisite, requirement, necessary, necessity, essential
    Examples :
    • I tried to supply his wants
  3. a state of extreme poverty

    Synonyms : deprivation, neediness, privation
    Type Of : poverty, impoverishment, poorness
  4. the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

    Synonyms : deficiency, lack
    Type Of : need, demand
    Examples :
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost
  5. a specific feeling of desire

    Synonyms : wish, wishing
    Type Of : desire
  6. feel or have a desire for; want strongly

    Synonyms : desire
    Examples :
    • I want to go home now
    • I want my own room
  7. be without, lack; be deficient in

    Type Of : miss, lack
    Examples :
    • want courtesy
    • want the strength to go on living
    • flood victims wanting food and shelter
  8. hunt or look for; want for a particular reason

    Type Of : search, look for, seek
    Examples :
    • Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI
    • Uncle Sam wants you
  9. wish or demand the presence of

    Type Of : demand
    Examples :
    • I want you here at noon!