from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To lead astray; mislead.
  • transitive v. To bewilder; perplex.
  • intransitive v. To lose one's way.
  • intransitive v. To become bewildered.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To bewilder, perplex
  • adj. comparative form of wild: more wild

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To bewilder; to perplex.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cause to lose the way or track; puzzle with mazes or difficulties; bewilder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
  • n. United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humor infused many of the films he made (1906-2002)


Perhaps Middle English *wildren, blend of wilden, to be wild (from wilde, wild; see wild) and wanderen, to wander; see wander.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From wild, probably suggested by wilderness, and as to form by wander. (Wiktionary)



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