wild (adj.)

Old English wilde "in the natural state, uncultivated, untamed, undomesticated, uncontrolled," from Proto-Germanic *wildia- (source also of Old Saxon wildi, Old Norse villr, Old Frisian wilde, Dutch wild, Old High German wildi, German wild, Gothic wilþeis "wild," German Wild (n.) "game"), of uncertain origin, perhaps from PIE root *welt- "woodlands; wild" (see wold).

Ursula ... hath bin at all the Salsbury rasis, dancing like wild with Mr Clarks. [letter, 1674]

Meaning "sexually dissolute, loose" is attested from mid-13c. Meaning "distracted with excitement or emotion, crazy" is from 1590s. U.S. slang sense of "exciting, excellent" is recorded from 1955. As an adverb from 1540s. Baseball wild pitch is recorded from 1867. Wildest dreams attested from 1717. Wild West in a U.S. context recorded by 1826. Wild Turkey brand of whiskey (Austin Nichols Co.) in use from 1942.

wild (v.)

"to run wild, refuse to be tamed," Old English awildian (see wild (adj.)). Wilding (n.) in the teen gang sense first recorded 1989. Earlier it meant "plant that grows without cultivation" (1520s).

wild (n.)

"uncultivated or desolate region," 1590s, in the wilds. From wild (adj.). Earlier it meant "wild animal" (c. 1200).

Definitions of wild
wild (adj.)
(of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud;
wild shouts
wild colors
Synonyms: violent
wild (adj.)
marked by extreme lack of restraint or control;
wild talk
wild parties
wild (adj.)
in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated;
wild geese
edible wild plants
Synonyms: untamed
wild (adj.)
in a state of extreme emotion;
wild with anger
wild with grief
wild (adj.)
deviating widely from an intended course;
he threw a wild pitch
a wild bullet
wild (adj.)
without a basis in reason or fact;
wild (adj.)
talking or behaving irrationally;
Synonyms: raving mad
wild (adj.)
involving risk or danger;
a wild financial scheme
Synonyms: hazardous / risky
wild (adj.)
fanciful and unrealistic; foolish;
Synonyms: fantastic
wild (adj.)
located in a dismal or remote area; desolate;
a wild stretch of land
Synonyms: godforsaken / waste
wild (adj.)
intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with;
Synonyms: crazy / dotty / gaga
wild (adj.)
without civilizing influences; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade;
wild tribes
Synonyms: barbarian / barbaric / savage / uncivilized / uncivilised
wild (adj.)
(of the elements) as if showing violent anger;
Synonyms: angry / furious / raging / tempestuous
wild (n.)
a wild primitive state untouched by civilization;
he lived in the wild
they collected mushrooms in the wild
Synonyms: natural state / state of nature
wild (n.)
a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition;
Synonyms: wilderness
wild (adv.)
in an uncontrolled and rampant manner;
Synonyms: rampantly
wild (adv.)
in a wild or undomesticated manner;
roaming wild
growing wild