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wil·der 1

 (wĭl′dər)
v. wil·dered, wil·der·ing, wil·ders Archaic
v.tr.
1. To lead astray; mislead.
2. To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr.
1. To lose one's way.
2. To become bewildered.

[Perhaps Middle English *wildren, blend of wilden, to be wild (from wilde, wild; see wild) and wanderen, to wander; see wander.]

wil′der·ment n.

wild·er 2

 (wīl′dər)
adj.
Comparative of wild.

wilder

(ˈwɪldə)
vb
1. to lead or be led astray
2. to bewilder or become bewildered
[C17: of uncertain origin]
ˈwilderment n

Wilder

(ˈwaɪldə)
n
1. (Biography) Billy, real name Samuel Wilder. 1906–2002, US film director and screenwriter, born in Austria. His films include Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard (1950), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Some Like it Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), and Buddy Buddy (1981)
2. (Biography) Thornton. 1897–1975 US novelist and dramatist. His works include the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) and the play The Skin of Our Teeth (1942)

wil•der

(ˈwɪl dər)

v.t. Archaic.
1. to cause to lose one's way.
v.i.
2. to lose one's way.
[1605–15]

Wil•der

(ˈwaɪl dər)

n.
1. Billy (Samuel Wilder), born 1906, U.S. film director, producer, and writer; born in Austria.
2. Laura Ingalls, 1867–1957, U.S. writer of children's books.
3. Thornton (Niven), 1897–1975, U.S. novelist and playwright.

wilder


Past participle: wildered
Gerund: wildering

Imperative
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Present
I wilder
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he/she/it wilders
we wilder
you wilder
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Preterite
I wildered
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Present Continuous
I am wildering
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you are wildering
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Present Perfect
I have wildered
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Past Continuous
I was wildering
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he/she/it was wildering
we were wildering
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Past Perfect
I had wildered
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we had wildered
you had wildered
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Future
I will wilder
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he/she/it will wilder
we will wilder
you will wilder
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Future Perfect
I will have wildered
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Future Continuous
I will be wildering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wildering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wildering
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wildering
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Conditional
I would wilder
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we would wilder
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Past Conditional
I would have wildered
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we would have wildered
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Noun1.wilder - United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)Wilder - United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
2.Wilder - United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humor infused many of the films he made (1906-2002)
References in classic literature ?
She sometimes came into the kitchen all wildered like, and looked as if she would fain beg assistance; but I was not going to disobey the master: I never dare disobey him, Mrs.