baseless vs wild what difference

what is difference between baseless and wild

English

Etymology

base +‎ -less

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbeɪsləs/

Adjective

baseless (not comparable)

  1. Of reasoning: based on something that is not true, or not based on solid reasons or facts.
    • 2016 January 31, “Is Huma Abedin Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon or Her Next Big Problem?,” Vanity Fair (retrieved 21 January 2016):
      But Rodríguez says, “Neither the law nor the facts support Senator Grassley’s baseless allegations and extrapolated conclusions.
  2. Without a physical base.

Synonyms

  • groundless
  • unfounded

Derived terms

  • baselessly
  • baselessness

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: wīld, IPA(key): /waɪld/
  • Rhymes: -aɪld

Etymology 1

From Middle English wild, wilde, from Old English wilde, from Proto-West Germanic *wilþī, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (hair, wool, grass, ear (of corn), forest).

Adjective

wild (comparative wilder, superlative wildest)

  1. Untamed; not domesticated; specifically, in an unbroken line of undomesticated animals (as opposed to feral, referring to undomesticated animals whose ancestors were domesticated).
    Antonym: tame
  2. From or relating to wild creatures.
  3. Unrestrained or uninhibited.
  4. Raucous, unruly, or licentious.
  5. (electrical) Of unregulated and varying frequency.
  6. Visibly and overtly anxious; frantic.
  7. Furious; very angry.
  8. Disheveled, tangled, or untidy.
  9. Enthusiastic.
  10. Inaccurate.
  11. Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered.
  12. (nautical) Hard to steer; said of a vessel.
  13. (mathematics, of a knot) Not capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.
    Antonym: tame
  14. (slang) Amazing, awesome, unbelievable.
  15. Able to stand in for others, e.g. a card in games, or a text character in computer pattern matching.
    • 2009, Leonardo Vanneschi, Steven Gustafson, Alberto Moraglio, Genetic Programming: 12th European Conference
      We define a pattern as a valid GP subtree that might contain wild characters [i.e. wildcards] in any of its nodes.
Derived terms
Translations

Adverb

wild (comparative more wild, superlative most wild)

  1. Inaccurately; not on target.

Noun

wild (plural wilds)

  1. The undomesticated state of a wild animal
  2. (chiefly in the plural) a wilderness
    • 1730–1774, Oliver Goldsmith, Introductory to Switzerland
      Thus every good his native wilds impart
      Imprints the patriot passion on his heart;
      And e’en those ills that round his mansion rise
      Enhance the bliss his scanty funds supplies.

Verb

wild (third-person singular simple present wilds, present participle wilding, simple past and past participle wilded)

  1. (intransitive, slang) To commit random acts of assault, robbery, and rape in an urban setting, especially as a gang.
    • 1989, David E. Pitt, Jogger’s Attackers Terrorized at Least 9 in 2 Hours, New York Times (April 22, 1989), page 1:
      …Chief of Detectives Robert Colangelo, who said the attacks appeared unrelated to money, race, drugs, or alcohol, said that some of the 20 youths brought in for questioning has told investigators that the crime spree was the product of a pastime called “wilding“.
      “It’s not a term that we in the police had heard before,” the chief said, noting that the police were unaware of any similar incident in the park recently. “They just said, ‘We were going wilding.’ In my mind at this point, it implies that they were going to raise hell.”…
    • 1999, Busta Rhymes (Trevor Taheim Smith, Jr.), Iz They Wildin Wit Us? (song)
      Now is they wildin with us / And getting rowdy with us.

Etymology 2

Noun

wild (plural wilds)

  1. Alternative form of weald

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Middle Dutch wilt, from Dutch wild, from Old Dutch *wildi, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vəlt/

Adjective

wild (attributive wilde, comparative wilder, superlative wildste)

  1. wild

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch wilt, from Old Dutch wildi, from Proto-West Germanic *wilþī, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɪlt/
  • Hyphenation: wild
  • Rhymes: -ɪlt
  • Homophone: wilt

Adjective

wild (comparative wilder, superlative wildst)

  1. wild

Inflection

Derived terms

  • wildebras
  • wildplassen
  • wildplukken
  • wildvreemd

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: wild
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: weldri
  • Jersey Dutch: wäld
  • Negerhollands: wild, weeld, welt, willit, wil

Noun

wild n (uncountable)

  1. game (food; animals hunted for meat)
  2. wildlife
  3. wilderness

Derived terms

  • jachtwild
  • pluimwild
  • wildseizoen
  • wildwissel

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: wild

Anagrams

  • lidw.

German

Etymology

Inherited from Middle High German wilde, from Old High German wildi, from Proto-West Germanic *wilþī, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɪlt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪlt

Adjective

wild (comparative wilder, superlative am wildesten)

  1. wild
  2. (obsolete) strange
    Synonym: fremd

Declension

Derived terms

  • halb so wild
  • wilde Ehe
  • wildern
  • wildfremd
  • Wildheit

Related terms

  • Wildente
  • Wildfang
  • Wildgans
  • Wildhengst
  • Wildlachs
  • Wildnis
  • Wildernis
  • Wildschwein

Further reading

  • “wild” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • “wild” in Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm, 16 vols., Leipzig 1854–1961.
  • “wild” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • “wild” in Duden online

Hunsrik

Etymology

From Central Franconian weld

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vilt/

Adjective

wild (comparative wilder, superlative wildest)

  1. wild

Declension

Further reading

  • Online Hunsrik Dictionary

Low German

Etymology

From Middle Low German wilde, from Old Saxon wildi, from Proto-West Germanic *wilþī, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz.

Compare English, Dutch and German wild, West Frisian wyld, Danish vild.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wɪlt/

Adjective

wild (comparative willer, superlative willst)

  1. wild

Declension


Maltese

Alternative forms

  • weld

Etymology

From Arabic وَلَد(walad).

Pronunciation

Noun

wild m (plural ulied)

  1. offspring

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