Something that's wild lives in nature and isn't tamed. Your pet poodle isn't wild, but the groundhog that lives under your garden shed is wild.

An animal or plant in its native habitat is wild, like a wild dingo or a wild strawberry. An untamed bit of nature, like your overgrown back yard, or a stormy ocean, is also wild. If a person is wild, he might be unrestrained, crazy, or even enthusiastic — like someone who's wild about cabaret music. The term "to run wild" means to grow unrestrained, undisciplined, like a wild animal or an imagination that isn't held back by rules.

Definitions of wild
  1. adjective
    in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated
    wild geese”
    “edible wild plants”
    synonyms: untamed
    feral, ferine, savage
    wild and menacing
    partially wild
    not subdued or trained for service or use
    not domesticated
    not tractable; difficult to manage or mold
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    tame, tamed
    brought from wildness into a domesticated state
    broken, broken in
    tamed or trained to obey
    no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use
    docile, gentle
    easily handled or managed
    domestic, domesticated
    converted or adapted to domestic use
    brought from wildness
    manipulable, tractable
    easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
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  2. adjective
    without civilizing influences
    wild tribes”
    synonyms: barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilised, uncivilized
    noncivilised, noncivilized
    not having a high state of culture and social development
  3. adjective
    located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
    “a wild stretch of land”
    synonyms: godforsaken, waste
    unfavorable to life or growth
  4. adverb
    in a wild or undomesticated manner
    “growing wild
    “roaming wild
  5. noun
    a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    “he lived in the wild
    “they collected mushrooms in the wild
    synonyms: natural state, state of nature
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    crudeness, crudity, primitiveness, primitivism, rudeness
    a wild or unrefined state
    type of:
    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  6. noun
    a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    synonyms: wilderness
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    barren, waste, wasteland
    an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
    a large wilderness area
    a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
    heath, heathland
    a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation
    the bush country of the interior of Australia
    type of:
    geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
    a demarcated area of the Earth
  7. adjective
    marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
    wild talk”
    wild parties”
    characterized by unrest or disorder
    chaotic, disorderly
    completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing
    delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained
    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
    frenzied, manic
    affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason
    not brought under control
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    very restrained or quiet
    characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
    quieted and brought under control
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  8. adjective
    in a state of extreme emotion
    wild with anger”
    wild with grief”
    having or expressing strong emotions
  9. adjective
    talking or behaving irrationally
    synonyms: raving mad
    afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement
  10. adjective
    (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    synonyms: angry, furious, raging, tempestuous
    (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion
  11. adverb
    in an uncontrolled and rampant manner
    synonyms: rampantly
  12. adjective
    deviating widely from an intended course
    “he threw a wild pitch”
    synonyms: wayward
    not being under control; out of control
  13. adjective
    without a basis in reason or fact
    synonyms: baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted
    not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid
  14. adjective
    fanciful and unrealistic; foolish
    synonyms: fantastic
    not realistic
  15. adjective
    involving risk or danger
    “a wild financial scheme”
    synonyms: hazardous, risky
    dangerous, unsafe
    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
  16. adjective
    intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
    synonyms: crazy, dotty, gaga
    enthusiastic, keen
    having or showing great excitement and interest
  17. adjective
    (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
    wild colors”
    wild shouts”
    synonyms: violent
    possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
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