Wilderness

  • 1 WILDERNESS — or desert; (Heb. צִיָּה ,יְשִׁימוֹן ,מִדְבָּר). In most biblical passages midbar refers principally to an uninhabited, uncultivated land (e.g., Jer. 2:2; 22:6; Ps. 107:4, 33–36) but sometimes also denotes complete desolation (e.g., Num. 20:4–5;… …

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  • 2 Wilderness — Wilderness …

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  • 3 Wilderness — Wil der*ness, n. [OE. wildernesse, wilderne,probably from AS. wildor a wild beast; cf. D. wildernis wilderness. See {Wilder}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. A tract of land, or a region, uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings, whether a forest or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 wilderness — UK US /ˈwɪldənəs/ noun [C, usually singular] ● in the wilderness Cf. in the wilderness …

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  • 5 wilderness — ► NOUN 1) an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region. 2) a position of disfavour. ● a voice in the wilderness Cf. ↑a voice in the wilderness ORIGIN Old English, «land inhabited only by wild animals»; related to DEER(Cf. ↑ …

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  • 6 wilderness — c.1200, from O.E. wildeoren wild, savage, from wildern (adj.) wild, savage (from wilde wild + deor animal; see DEER (Cf. deer)) + NESS (Cf. ness). Cf. Du. wildernis, Ger. Wildernis, though the usual form is …

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  • 7 wilderness — *waste, desert, badlands …

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  • 8 wilderness — / wilds [n] uninhabited area back country, back of beyond*, badland, barrens, boondocks, bush, desert, forest, hinterland, jungle, middle of nowhere*, outback, primeval forest, sticks*, waste, wasteland, wild; concept 517 Ant. city, metropolis …

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  • 9 Wilderness — [wil′dər nis] the woodland region in NE Va., south of the Rapidan River: scene of a Civil War battle (May, 1864) between the armies of Grant and Lee …

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  • 10 wilderness — [wil′dər nis] n. [ME wildernesse < wilderne, wild place (< OE wilddeor, wild animal < wilde, WILD + deor, animal, DEER) + nesse, NESS] 1. an uncultivated, uninhabited region; waste; wild 2. any barren, empty, or open area, as of ocean 3 …

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  • 11 Wilderness — For other uses, see Wilderness (disambiguation). Old growth European Beech forest in Biogradska Gora National Park, Montenegro …

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  • 12 Wilderness — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Wilderness, ou naturalité en français, désigne aux États Unis et dans le monde anglo saxon le caractère « sauvage » de la Nature, et par… …

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  • 13 wilderness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ last ▪ great, vast ▪ Antarctica, the last great wilderness ▪ barren, desert, desolate …

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  • 14 Wilderness —    1) Heb. midhbar, denoting not a barren desert but a district or region suitable for pasturing sheep and cattle (Ps. 65:12; Isa. 42:11; Jer. 23:10; Joel 1:19; 2:22); an uncultivated place. This word is used of the wilderness of Beersheba (Gen.… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 15 wilderness — [[t]wɪ̱ldə(r)nes[/t]] wildernesses 1) N COUNT: usu sing A wilderness is a desert or other area of natural land which is not used by people. ...the icy Canadian wilderness... He is proud of the garden he made from a wilderness. ...one of the… …

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  • 17 wilderness — wil|der|ness [ˈwıldənıs US dər ] n [C usually singular] [: Old English; Origin: wildeornes land where wild animals live , from wild deor wild animal ] 1.) a large area of land that has never been developed or farmed ▪ the Alaskan wilderness 2.) a …

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  • 18 wilderness — UK [ˈwɪldə(r)nəs] / US [ˈwɪldərnəs] noun Word forms wilderness : singular wilderness plural wildernesses 1) a) [countable] an area of land where people do not live or grow crops and where there are no buildings the Alaskan wilderness b) a place… …

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  • 19 wilderness — noun (countable usually singular) 1 a large area of land that has never been developed or farmed: a bleak wilderness of undrained marshes 2 any place where there is no sign of people or their effect: That garden is a wilderness. | The south side… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 wilderness — n. 1) a desolate; trackless; unexplored wilderness 2) in the wilderness * * * [ wɪldənɪs] trackless unexplored wilderness a desolate in the wilderness …

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