from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An unsettled, uncultivated region left in its natural condition, especially:
- n. A large wild tract of land covered with dense vegetation or forests.
- n. An extensive area, such as a desert or ocean, that is barren or empty; a waste.
- n. A piece of land set aside to grow wild.
- n. Something characterized by bewildering vastness, perilousness, or unchecked profusion: the wilderness of the city; the wilderness of counterespionage; a wilderness of voices.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An unsettled and uncultivated tract of land left in its natural state.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tract of land, or a region, uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings, whether a forest or a wide, barren plain; a wild; a waste; a desert; a pathless waste of any kind.
- n. A disorderly or neglected place.
- n. Quality or state of being wild; wildness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tract of land inhabited only by wild beasts; a desert, whether forest or plain.
- n. A wild; a waste of any kind.
- n. A part of a garden set apart for plants to grow in with unchecked luxuriance.
- n. A confused or bewildering mass, heap, or collection.
- n. Wildness.
- n. Synonyms Wilderness, Desert. See desert.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War
- n. (politics) a state of disfavor
- n. a bewildering profusion
- n. a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
Hunter, that it is to be understood of destruction in the wilderness, and the answer stands thus -- _My wrath shall wax hot against Israel and consume them -- they shall all die in the wilderness_, THEREFORE, _now go lead them to
I thought we were probably the first _human_ beings that ever took up their residence for a night in this wilderness -- not _howling wilderness_, for I believe no wild animals would inhabit it.
Who would lead the line as Rafael Benitez's side bid to end their 20 years in the title wilderness?
Praise be those who understand what the wilderness is and how to disconnect.
But also Melville is given a chapter, and I think he was a very important figure and one of the leading figures in what I call the wilderness within.
The word wilderness, which is more frequently used than desert of the region of the Exodus, more nearly approaches the meaning of the Hebrew, though not quite expressing it.
The journal of the march through the wilderness is then given as far as Nu 21: 20; after which the early incidents of the invasion are narrated.
Even a wilderness is a safer place than exposure to such evils, terrible as storm and tempest.
So the bridal procession of saints in the night of this wilderness is the chief object of Satan's assault.
Thus, the woman's flight into the wilderness is the passing of the kingdom of