wildlife

noun, often attributive wild·life \ ˈwī(-ə)l(d)-ˌlīf \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of wildlife

: living things and especially mammals, birds, and fishes that are neither human nor domesticated

Examples of wildlife in a Sentence

  1. an area with abundant wildlife

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First Known Use of wildlife

1879

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WILDLIFE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of wildlife for English Language Learners

  • : animals living in nature : wild animals


WILDLIFE Defined for Kids

wildlife

noun wild·life \ ˈwīld-ˌlīf \

Definition of wildlife for Students

: wild animals living in their natural environment


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