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wildebeest a large African antelope with an oxlike head, horns curving downward and outward, a beard and short mane, and a long tail; gnu.
wilderness an uncultivated and generally uninhabited region in its natural state. [3 definitions]
wild-eyed having a terrified, very agitated, angry, or deranged look in the eyes. [2 definitions]
wildfire a fire, esp. in natural surroundings, that burns rapidly and uncontrollably over a large area.
wildflower a flowering plant that grows in meadows, woods, and the like without being cultivated.
wildfowl a wild bird, esp. a duck, goose, or swan, that is hunted as game.
wild-goose chase the futile pursuit of something unattainable or nonexistent.
wildlife undomesticated living things, esp. wild animals.
wild mustard charlock or a similar weedy mustard.
wild oat any of several wild grasses, esp. the wild progenitor of the cultivated oat.
wild pansy an uncultivated pansy bearing flowers with petals in combinations of white, yellow, and purple; heartsease.
wild pitch in baseball, an erratic pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that allows a base runner to advance to the next base. (Cf. passed ball.)
wild rice a tall aquatic grass of the northern United States and Canada that bears edible grain that is considered a delicacy.
wild rose a native species of rose, such as eglantine.
Wild West the western United States, unregulated by law during its settlement in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
wildwood a wood growing in a wild or natural state; forest.
wile a trick or stratagem intended to mislead, entice, or entrap. [4 definitions]
will1 used to indicate future time of a verb. [9 definitions]
will2 the power of the mind to choose one's own courses of action or decide one's emotions. [14 definitions]
willed having a will, usu. of a specified kind.
willful according to one's will or intentions; intentional; deliberate. [2 definitions]