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There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you're involved in, whether it's a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agenst or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things.
Gary Gygax

Meaning of "Wild West" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WILD WEST

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WILD WEST

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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wild West is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WILD WEST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wild West

American frontier

The American frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American westward expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last mainland territories as states in the early 20th century. Enormous popular attention in the media focuses on the Western United States in the second half of the nineteenth century, a period sometimes called the Old West, or the Wild West, frequently exaggerating the romance and violence of the period. As defined by Hine and Faragher, "frontier history tells the story of the creation and defense of communities, the use of the land, the development of markets, and the formation of states." They explain, "It is a tale of conquest, but also one of survival, persistence, and the merging of peoples and cultures that gave birth and continuing life to America.

Definition of Wild West in the English dictionary

The definition of Wild West in the dictionary is the western US during its settlement, esp with reference to its frontier lawlessness.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WILD WEST

Wild West show
wild-card
wild-eyed
wild-goose chase
wild-water
wildcat
wildcat strike
wildcatted
wildcatter
wildcatting
Wilde

WORDS THAT END LIKE WILD WEST

at the earliest
at the latest
best
biggest
contest
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Far West
fest
for the best
forest
greatest
Griqualand West
guest
honest
interest
jest
latest
Middle West
North West
Sackville-West

Synonyms and antonyms of Wild West in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Wild West» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WILD WEST

Find out the translation of Wild West to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Wild West from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Wild West» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

狂野西部
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Wild West
570 millions of speakers

English

Wild West
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वाइल्ड वेस्ट
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الغرب المتوحش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Дикий Запад
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Wild West
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বন্য পশ্চিম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

wild West
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wild West
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wild-West-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ワイルドウェスト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

와일드 웨스트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wild West
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Wild West
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காட்டு மேற்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जंगली वेस्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Vahşi Batı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Wild West
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dziki Zachód
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дикий Захід
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Wild West
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Άγρια Δύση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wilde Weste
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Wild West
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Wild West
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WILD WEST»

The term «Wild West» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.607 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Wild West

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8 QUOTES WITH «WILD WEST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Wild West.
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Greg Bear
It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!
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Buffalo Bill
It was because of my great interest in the West, and my belief that its development would be assisted by the interest I could awaken in others, that I decided to bring the West to the East through the medium of the Wild West Show.
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Gary Gygax
There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you're involved in, whether it's a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agenst or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things.
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David Harsanyi
Living most of my life in New York, I witnessed plenty of nanny state laws. Later, I lived in D.C. for a bit and saw even more. I assumed when I got to Colorado, the Wild West, there would be a rejection of such intrusive legislation. I was wrong.
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M. K. Hobson
I've really loved steampunk for a long time, ever since 'Wild Wild West,' and it's always been a genre and an era that's fascinated me. But so often it's set in England, and that doesn't really resonate with me, or maybe it just seems a little overdone.
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Gary Krist
Something often neglected in popular accounts of the Wild West is the extent to which its dramas were colored by the politics and personal resentments left by the Civil War.
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Caroline Lawrence
I write about times and places I would visit in a time machine, like ancient Rome or the Wild West.
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Sukarno
I was weaned not on television or Wild West sagas but on stories of nationalism and patriotism. I would sit at my mother's feet by the hour and drink in these exciting tales of the freedom fighters in our family.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WILD WEST»

Discover the use of Wild West in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Wild West and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wild West 2.0: How to Protect and Restore Your Reputation on ...
Wild West 2.0 offers simple yet extraordinarily powerful ways to: Proactively protect your online reputation • Determine the extent of reputation damage and identify its original source • Offset even the most savage attacks—and get ...
Michael FERTIK, David THOMPSON, 2010
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Children of the Wild West
Historical photographs with explanatory text present a picture of life in the American West from 1840 to the early 1900s.
Russell Freedman, 1990
3
The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier
"Hollywood will never be able to top this portrayal of the history of the West in the U.S. The history that Anderson and Hill depict is the current situation of the majority of entrepreneurs in developing and former Soviet countries.
Terry Lee Anderson, Peter Jensen Hill, 2004
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Wild West Shows and the Images of American Indians, 1883-1933
This book, now available in paperback, is the first to examine the lives and experiences of Show Indians from their own point of view.
L. G. Moses, 1999
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Julius! Wild West Bananza
Julius is bored with being sheriff of Matchy Patch Valley, where no one ever wants to try anything different, until the day Bob decides not to tuck his jeans into his boots and sets off a frenzy of change.
‎2008
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Wild West China: The Taming of Xinjiang
A portrait of the little-known wilderness of Xinjiang in northwestern China captures the region's rich past, punctuated by violence, its harsh landscape and climate, and a late, difficult colonization by China
Christian Tyler, 2004
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Whispers in the Wind (Wild West Wind Book #2)
Book Two in Lauraine Snelling's Exciting Wild West Wind Series After fleeing North Dakota and the now defunct Wild West Show, Cassie Lockwood and her companions have finally found the hidden valley in South Dakota where her father had ...
Lauraine Snelling, 2012
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Wild West Shows
Where did this collection of images come from?Paul Reddin exposes the mythology of the American frontier as a carefully crafted product of the Wild West show.
Paul Reddin, 1999
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Famous Sheriffs and Western Outlaws: Incredible True Stories ...
Tells the stories of legendary heroes and villains of the Old West and details the shootouts, saloon fights, and standoffs that took place as sheriffs tried to make peace in Western towns.
William MacLeod Raine, 2012
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Geronimo Stilton #21: The Wild, Wild West
Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner.
Geronimo Stilton, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WILD WEST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Wild West is used in the context of the following news items.
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Oceans Called A 'Wild West' Where Lawlessness And Impunity Rule
There are about 140 million square miles of open ocean, and according to New York Times reporter Ian Urbina, much of it is essentially lawless. As Mark Young ... «NPR, Jul 15»
2
NHL: Wild West series comes to a head
... Blackhawks will relish the stories they'll be able to tell about playing in a postseason series as good as these Western Conference finals. Not just now, though. «NorthJersey.com, May 15»
3
Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation
It's a Wild West," says Dr. Paul Knoepfler, a stem cell researcher at the University ... Two years earlier, in 2010, 69-year old Domenica Fitzgerald suffered a stroke ... «Fox News, May 15»
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Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Is 'Reservoir Dogs' Meets The …
Once upon a time in the west, Quentin Tarantino almost closed the door on “The ... according to EW, is something akin to “Reservoir Dogs” set in the Wild West. «MTV.com, May 15»
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NY sheriff: Killing of runaway bison was like the "Wild West"
COEYMANS, N.Y. -- An upstate New York sheriff stands by his decision to have 15 runaway bison shot and killed last week, but he says he should have had his ... «CBS News, Apr 15»
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Wet & Wild West! Kanye Shockingly Jumps Into A Lake During Free …
The rapper, whose been noticeably happier lately, was all smiles as officials pulled him out of Armenia's Swan Lake after he encouraged fans to join him in the ... «RadarOnline, Apr 15»
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Count Manu among those amazed by wild West race
There are two days left in the regular season, and the Western Conference playoff race is only slightly more sorted out than it was on opening night. All four ... «mySanAntonio.com, Apr 15»
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Surging Spurs continue to climb wild Western standings
To watch Tim Duncan, who'll turn the ripe old age of 39 in just a couple weeks, ... In the process, the Spurs have turned the Western Conference standings that ... «NBA.com, Apr 15»
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Grattan on Friday: The wild west presents yet another taxing issue …
Of all the states, Western Australia is the one that traditionally has had the most individual and, let's face it, bolshie identity. When it has a grievance, the west can ... «The Conversation AU, Apr 15»
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TSN tweet dustup shows social media no Wild West when it comes …
WATCH: TSN host James Duthie issued an on-air apology on Tuesday's SportsCentre to Maple Leafs players Dion Phaneuf, Joffrey Lupul and Phaneuf's wife, ... «Globalnews.ca, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wild West [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wild-west>. Jul 2020 ».
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