the wild


: a wild, free, or natural place, state, or existence
The plants were collected from the wild.
They will return the animal to the wild when it is healthy.
I've only seen that animal in a zoo, never in the wild.

Examples of the wild in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amps were played pretty clean most of the time, the gentle 'tremolo bridge' had yet to be recast as the wild, feedback-screaming 'whammy bar,' and the three-way pickup selector switch wasn't designed to get jammed in between positions. New Atlas, 10 July 2024 This initial cohort of stars won’t be released into the wild, but the long-term goal is to eventually put sunflower stars back into the ocean. Jennifer Adler, Vox, 7 July 2024 As colonists, we were surrounded by the wild woods and rivers of America, originally the territory of Native Americans, then considered the domain of the King of England and off-limits to our European ancestors who lived among the boundless bounty of the New World. Andrew McKean, Outdoor Life, 4 July 2024 In the wild, tapirs face predation from large cats, such as jaguars and pumas in the Americas and tigers in Asia, as well as crocodiles. Jake Parks, Discover Magazine, 4 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for the wild 

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“The wild.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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