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Definitions of wilderness

  1. A tract of land, or a region, uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings, whether a forest or a wide, barren plain; a wild; a waste; a desert; a pathless waste of any kind. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A disorderly or neglected place. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Quality or state of being wild; wildness. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A region uncultivated and uninhabited; a trackless forest; a desert or waste; an unarranged mass, as of flowers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A wild or waste place: an uncultivated region. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. An uncultivated or desert region. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. A wild place; forest; uncultivated region. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A desert; a tract of land or region, uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings, whether a forest or an open plain; a waste; a part of a garden left to grow waste. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for wilderness

  1. They discovered no signs of Indians, and it appeared as if they were alone in a wilderness – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. The engine- room crowd had emerged from the companion and were staring at the wilderness of ice and snow. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
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