the Wild West

Definition of the Wild West

:the western United States in the past when there were many cowboys, outlaws, etc.
  • stories about the Wild West
often used before another noun
  • Wild West stories
  • a Wild West show

Word by Word Definitions

wild play
  1. : living in a state of nature and not ordinarily tame or domesticated

  2. : growing or produced without human aid or care

  3. : related to or resembling a corresponding cultivated or domesticated organism

  1. : a sparsely inhabited or uncultivated region or tract : wilderness

  2. : a wild, free, or natural state or existence

  1. : in a wild manner: such as

  2. : without regulation or control

  3. : off an intended or expected course

west play
  1. : to, toward, or in the west

  1. : situated toward or at the west

  2. : coming from the west

  1. : the general direction of sunset : the direction to the left of one facing north

  2. : the compass point directly opposite to east

  3. : regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation


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