wilder

verb
wil·​der | \ ˈwil-dər How to pronounce wilder (audio) \
wildered; wildering; wilders

Definition of wilder

transitive verb

1 archaic : to lead astray
2 archaic : bewilder, perplex

intransitive verb

archaic : to move at random : wander

Other Words from wilder

wilderment \ ˈwil-​dər-​mənt How to pronounce wilder (audio) \ noun, archaic

First Known Use of wilder

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for wilder

probably irregular from wilderness

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“Wilder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wilder. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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Wilder biographical name (1)

Wil·​der | \ ˈwī(-ə)l-dər How to pronounce Wilder (audio) \

Definition of Wilder

 (Entry 1 of 3)

Billy 1906–2002 born Samuel Wilder American (Polish-born) filmmaker

Wilder

biographical name (2)

Definition of Wilder (Entry 2 of 3)

Laura Ingalls 1867–1957 née Laura Ingalls American author

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biographical name (3)

Definition of Wilder (Entry 3 of 3)

Thornton Niven 1897–1975 American author

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