HyperDic: wilderness

English > 4 senses of the word wilderness / Wilderness:
NOUNstatewilderness(politics) a state of disfavor
objectWildernessa wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War
locationwilderness, wilda wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
attributewildernessa bewildering profusion
wilderness / Wilderness > pronunciation
Soundswih'ldernahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > wilderness: 4 senses > noun 1, state
Meaning(politics) a state of disfavor.
Example"he led the Democratic party back from the wilderness"
Categorypolitics, political relationsocial relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power
Broaderdisfavor, disfavourThe state of being out of favor / favor
English > Wilderness: 4 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War.
Instance offorest, woodland, timberland, timberLand that is covered with trees and shrubs
RegionVirginia, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Va.A state in the eastern United States
English > wilderness: 4 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningA wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition.
Example"it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"
Synonymwild
Narrowerbarren, waste, wastelandAn uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
bushA large wilderness area
frontierA wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
Broadergeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
Spanishdesierto, naturaleza, yermo
Catalandesert
Adjectiveswildin a natural state
wildlocated in a dismal or remote area
English > wilderness: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA bewildering profusion.
Examples
  • "the duties of citizenship are lost sight of in the wilderness of interests of individuals and groups"
  • "a wilderness of masts in the harbor"
Broaderprofusion, profuseness, richness, cornucopiaThe property of being extremely abundant
Spanishconfusión, selva

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