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English Dictionary: wilder by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
Wilder
n
  1. United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975) [syn: Wilder, Thornton Wilder, Thornton Niven Wilder]
  2. United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humor infused many of the films he made (1906-2002)
    Synonym(s): Wilder, Billy Wilder, Samuel Wilder
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wild \Wild\, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE.
      wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG.
      wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild,
      bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild
      game, deer; of uncertain origin.]
      1. Living in a state of nature; inhabiting natural haunts, as
            the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not easily
            approached by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild
            boar; a wild ox; a wild cat.
  
                     Winter's not gone yet, if the wild geese fly that
                     way.                                                   --Shak.
  
      2. Growing or produced without culture; growing or prepared
            without the aid and care of man; native; not cultivated;
            brought forth by unassisted nature or by animals not
            domesticated; as, wild parsnip, wild camomile, wild
            strawberry, wild honey.
  
                     The woods and desert caves, With wild thyme and
                     gadding vine o'ergrown.                     --Milton.
  
      3. Desert; not inhabited or cultivated; as, wild land. [bd]To
            trace the forests wild.[b8] --Shak.
  
      4. Savage; uncivilized; not refined by culture; ferocious;
            rude; as, wild natives of Africa or America.
  
      5. Not submitted to restraint, training, or regulation;
            turbulent; tempestuous; violent; ungoverned; licentious;
            inordinate; disorderly; irregular; fanciful; imaginary;
            visionary; crazy. [bd]Valor grown wild by pride.[b8]
            --Prior. [bd]A wild, speculative project.[b8] --Swift.
  
                     What are these So withered and so wild in their
                     attire ?                                             --Shak.
  
                     With mountains, as with weapons, armed; which makes
                     Wild work in heaven.                           --Milton.
  
                     The wild winds howl.                           --Addison.
  
                     Search then the ruling passion, there, alone The
                     wild are constant, and the cunning known. --Pope.
  
      6. Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered; as, a wild
            roadstead.
  
      7. Indicating strong emotion, intense excitement, or
            [?]ewilderment; as, a wild look.
  
      8. (Naut.) Hard to steer; -- said of a vessel.
  
      Note: Many plants are named by prefixing wild to the names of
               other better known or cultivated plants to which they a
               bear a real or fancied resemblance; as, wild allspice,
               wild pink, etc. See the Phrases below.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wilder \Wil"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wildered}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Wildering}.] [Akin to E. wild, Dan. forvilde to bewilder,
      Icel. villr bewildered, villa to bewilder; cf. AS. wildor a
      wild animal. See {Wild}, a., and cf. {Wilderness}.]
      To bewilder; to perplex.
  
               Long lost and wildered in the maze of fate. --Pope.
  
               Again the wildered fancy dreams Of spouting fountains,
               frozen as they rose.                              --Bryant.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Wilder, ID (city, FIPS 87670)
      Location: 43.67657 N, 116.90783 W
      Population (1990): 1232 (403 housing units)
      Area: 0.8 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 83676
   Wilder, KY (city, FIPS 83172)
      Location: 39.03555 N, 84.47857 W
      Population (1990): 691 (241 housing units)
      Area: 8.6 sq km (land), 0.3 sq km (water)
   Wilder, MN (city, FIPS 70258)
      Location: 43.82553 N, 95.20630 W
      Population (1990): 83 (40 housing units)
      Area: 2.1 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 56101
   Wilder, TN
      Zip code(s): 38589
   Wilder, VT (CDP, FIPS 84025)
      Location: 43.67233 N, 72.31130 W
      Population (1990): 1576 (693 housing units)
      Area: 2.1 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
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