Definition of wilderness
- in remote wildernesses of space groups of nebulae are found
- —G. W. Gray †1960
- I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys
- —William Shakespeare
- those moral wildernesses of civilized life
- —Norman Mailer
She enjoys hikes through the wilderness.
released the wolf back into the wilderness
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: a wild and natural area in which few people live
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