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wild card

  

      n  
1       See       wild       14  
2      (Sport)   a player or team that has not qualified for a competition but is allowed to take part, at the organizers' discretion, after all the regular places have been taken  
3    an unpredictable element in a situation  
4      (Computing)   a symbol that can represent any character or group of characters, as in a filename  
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wild  
      adj  
1    (of animals) living independently of man; not domesticated or tame  
2    (of plants) growing in a natural state; not cultivated  
3    uninhabited or uncultivated; desolate  
a wild stretch of land     
4    living in a savage or uncivilized way  
wild tribes     
5    lacking restraint  
wild merriment     
6    of great violence or intensity  
a wild storm     
7    disorderly or chaotic  
wild thoughts, wild talk     
8    dishevelled; untidy  
wild hair     
9    in a state of extreme emotional intensity  
wild with anger     
10    reckless  
wild speculations     
11    not calculated; random  
a wild guess     
12    unconventional; fantastic; crazy  
wild friends     
13    postpositive; foll by: about  
Informal   intensely enthusiastic or excited  
I'm wild about my new boyfriend     
14    (of a card, such as a joker or deuce in some games) able to be given any value the holder pleases  
jacks are wild     
15    wild and woolly  
a    rough; untamed; barbarous  
b    (of theories, plans, etc.) not fully thought out  
      adv  
16    in a wild manner  
17    run wild  
a    to grow without cultivation or care  
the garden has run wild     
b    to behave without restraint  
he has let his children run wild     
      n  
18    often pl   a desolate, uncultivated, or uninhabited region  
19    the wild  
a    a free natural state of living  
b    the wilderness  
     (Old English wilde; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wildi, Old Norse villr, Gothic wiltheis)  
  wildish      adj  
  wildly      adv  
  wildness      n  


Wild  
      n   Jonathan. ?1682--1725, British criminal, who organized a network of thieves, highwaymen, etc., while also working as an informer: said to have sent over a hundred men to the gallows before being hanged himself  
wild boar  
      n   a wild pig, Sus scrofa, of parts of Europe and central Asia, having a pale grey to black coat, thin legs, a narrow body, and prominent tusks  
wild brier  
      n      another name for       wild rose  
wild card  
      n  
1       See       wild       14  
2      (Sport)   a player or team that has not qualified for a competition but is allowed to take part, at the organizers' discretion, after all the regular places have been taken  
3    an unpredictable element in a situation  
4      (Computing)   a symbol that can represent any character or group of characters, as in a filename  
wild carrot  
      n   an umbelliferous plant, Daucus carota, of temperate regions, having clusters of white flowers and hooked fruits,   (Also called)    Queen Annes lace  
wild celery  
      n   a strongly scented umbelliferous plant, Apium graveolens, of temperate regions: the ancestor of cultivated celery,   (Archaic name)    smallage  
wild cherry  
      n      another name for       gean       1  
wild dog  
      n      another name for       dingo  
wild-eyed  
      adj  
1    glaring in an angry, distracted, or wild manner  
2    ill-conceived or totally impracticable  
wild flower  
      n  
1    any flowering plant that grows in an uncultivated state  
2    the flower of such a plant  
Wild Geese  
      n   the. the Irish expatriates who served as professional soldiers with the Catholic powers of Europe, esp. France, from the late 17th to the early 20th centuries  
wild ginger  
      n   a North American plant, Asarum canadense, having a solitary brownish flower and an aromatic root: family Aristolochiaceae  
   See also       asarabacca       asarum  
wild-goose chase  
      n   an absurd or hopeless pursuit, as of something unattainable  
wild hyacinth  
      n      another name for       bluebell       1  
wild indigo  
      n   any of several North American leguminous plants of the genus Baptisia, esp. B. tinctoria, which has yellow flowers and three-lobed leaves  
wild Irishman  
      n     (N.Z)      another name for       matagouri  
wild lettuce  
      n   any of several uncultivated lettuce plants, such as Lactuca serriola (or L. scariola) of Eurasia and L. canadensis (horseweed) of North America, which grow as weeds and have yellow or blue flowers, milky juice in the stem, and prickly leaves: family Compositae (composites)  
wild liquorice  
      n  
1    another name for Astragalus glycyphyllos: see milk vetch  
2       another name for       liquorice       1  
3    a North American plant, Glycyrrhiza lepidota, that is related to true liquorice and has similar properties  
wild man  
      n  
1    a savage  
2    an extremist in politics  
wild mustard  
      n      another name for       charlock       1  
wild oat  
      n   any of several temperate annual grasses of the genus Avena, esp. A. fatua, that grow as weeds and have long bristles on their flower spikes  
wild oats  
      pl n  
Slang   the indiscretions of youth, esp. dissoluteness before settling down (esp. in the phrase sow one's wild oats)  
wild olive  
      n   any of various trees or shrubs that resemble the olive tree or bear olive-like fruits, esp. the oleaster  
wild pansy  
      n  
1    Also called: heartsease, love-in-idleness, and (in the U.S.) Johnny-jump-up. a Eurasian violaceous plant, Viola tricolor, having purple, yellow, and pale mauve spurred flowers  
2    any of various similar plants of the genus Viola  
wild parsley  
      n   any of various uncultivated umbelliferous plants that resemble parsley  
wild parsnip  
      n   a strong-smelling umbelliferous plant, Pastinaca sativa, that has an inedible root: the ancestor of the cultivated parsnip  
wild rice  
      n      another name for       Indian rice  
wild rose  
      n   any of numerous roses, such as the dogrose and sweetbrier, that grow wild and have flowers with only one whorl of petals  
wild rubber  
      n   rubber obtained from uncultivated rubber trees  
wild rye  
      n   any of various perennial grasses of the N temperate genus Elymus, resembling cultivated rye in having paired bristly ears or spikes and flat leaves  
wild silk  
      n  
1    silk produced by wild silkworms  
2    a fabric made from this, or from short fibres of silk designed to imitate it  
wild Spaniard  
      n   any of various subalpine perennials of the genus Aciphylla of New Zealand, with sharp leaves,   (Often shortened to)    Spaniard  
wild track  
      n   a soundtrack recorded other than with a synchronized picture, usually carrying sound effects, random dialogue, etc.  
wild type  
      n     (Biology)   the typical form of a species of organism resulting from breeding under natural conditions  
wild water  
      n  
a    turbulent water in a river, esp. as an area for navigating in a canoe as a sport  
b    (as modifier)  
wild-water racing     
Wild West  
      n   the western U.S. during its settlement, esp. with reference to its frontier lawlessness  
Wild West show  
      n     (U.S)   a show or circus act presenting feats of horsemanship, shooting, etc.  

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wild

  

      adj  
1    feral, ferocious, fierce, savage, unbroken, undomesticated, untamed  
2    free, indigenous, native, natural, uncultivated  
3    desert, deserted, desolate, empty, godforsaken, lonely, trackless, uncivilized, uncultivated, uninhabited, unpopulated, virgin  
4    barbaric, barbarous, brutish, ferocious, fierce, primitive, rude, savage, uncivilized  
5    boisterous, chaotic, disorderly, impetuous, lawless, noisy, riotous, rough, rowdy, self-willed, turbulent, unbridled, uncontrolled, undisciplined, unfettered, ungovernable, unmanageable, unrestrained, unruly, uproarious, violent, wayward  
6    blustery, choppy, furious, howling, intense, raging, rough, tempestuous, violent  
7    dishevelled, disordered, straggly, tousled, unkempt, untidy, windblown  
8    at one's wits' end, berserk, beside oneself, crazed, crazy, delirious, demented, excited, frantic, frenzied, hysterical, irrational, mad, maniacal, rabid, raving  
9    extravagant, fantastic, flighty, foolhardy, foolish, giddy, ill-considered, impracticable, imprudent, madcap, outrageous, preposterous, rash, reckless  
10      (informal)   agog, avid, crazy     (informal)   daft     (informal)   eager, enthusiastic, excited, gonzo     (slang)   mad     (informal)   nuts     (slang)   potty     (Brit. informal)  
      adv  
11    run wild:     
a    grow unchecked, ramble, spread, straggle  
b    abandon all restraint, cut loose, go on the rampage, kick over the traces, rampage, run free, run riot, stray  
      n  
12      (often plural)    back of beyond     (informal)   desert, middle of nowhere     (informal)   uninhabited area, wasteland, wilderness  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    broken, domesticated, tame  
2 & 3    civilized, cultivated, farmed, inhabited, planted, populated, urban  
4    advanced, civilized  
5    calm, careful, controlled, disciplined, domesticated, friendly, genteel, gentle, lawful, mild, ordered, orderly, peaceful, polite, quiet, restrained, self-controlled, thoughtful, well-behaved  
9    logical, practical, realistic, well-thought-out  
10    unenthusiastic, uninterested  

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wild card n.
Exceptional invitation to a player to participate in a tourney without having to qualify for it.
[Sport]

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