Wednesday, July 3, 2019

word of the day: wildering

$ dict wildering
2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Wilder \Wil"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wildered}; p. pr. & vb.
     n. {Wildering}.] [Akin to E. wild, Dan. forvilde to bewilder,
     Icel. villr bewildered, villa to bewilder; cf. AS. wildor a
     wild animal. See {Wild}, a., and cf. {Wilderness}.]
     To bewilder; to perplex.
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           Long lost and wildered in the maze of fate. --Pope.
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           Again the wildered fancy dreams
           Of spouting fountains, frozen as they rose. --Bryant.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Wildering \Wild"er*ing\, n. (Bot.)
     A plant growing in a state of nature; especially, one which
     has run wild, or escaped from cultivation.
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