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v. wil·dered, wil·der·ing, wil·ders Archaic
1. To lead astray; mislead.
2. To bewilder; perplex.
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.]
Comparative of wild.
1. to lead or be led astray
2. to bewilder or become bewildered
[C17: of uncertain origin]
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)
1. to cause to lose one's way.v.i.
2. to lose one's way.
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.
Past participle: wildered