| - Tim Lake |
“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/.
この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。