WOTW: wild

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triplo word of the week - wild


“Wild” is usually an adjective with three similar meanings. It is also sometimes a noun. Let’s learn the meaning and see some example sentences:


The adjective “wild” talks about an animal or plant that is living in the natural environment, and it not under human control (farmed).


+ Have you ever tried wild strawberries?

+ The trees are cut down to grow cash crops and the wild animals simply shot.

+ The house was old and run down, with wild bushes growing around it.

+ High in the mountains you can find wild goats and sheep.

+ Wild orchids grow along the Inca trail, but they are too often picked by tourists.


Another meaning of “wild” is a place or area that is difficult to live in or to use.


+ I have a love of wide landscapes, wild places and open spaces.

+ We have to explore, enjoy and protect the remaining wild places of the earth.

+ Some parts of the coast line are wild and difficult to access even by boat.

+ Mountaineers enjoy wild, high places.

+ Wild habitats are almost impossible to restore once they are destroyed.


The final meaning of the adjective “wild” is, a lack of discipline or restraint, meaning uncontrolled and too free.

+ I was never very into going to wild parties.

+ The audience went wild when the band came back for an encore.

+ The duchess soon became famous for her wild parties.

+ I think I have grown up since my rather wild university days.


The noun of “wild” means a place in its natural state and not used by humans. It is usually called “the wild.”


+ The Kiwi is basically extinct in the wild.

+ Zoos often keep animals in small, empty environments; very different from their habitats in the wild.

+ It is hard to breed Pandas, even in the wild.

+ There are only around 650 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild.


The pronunciation is /wʌɪld/.

発音は/wʌɪld/ です。


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