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As Oscar Wilde should have said, when bad ideas have nowhere else to go, they emigrate to America and become university courses.
Frederic Raphael

Meaning of "Wilde" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WILDE

Wilde  [waɪld] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WILDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wilde 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 WILDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of Wilde in the English dictionary

The definition of Wilde in the dictionary is Oscar. 1854–1900, Irish writer and wit, famous for such plays as Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of being Earnest. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a macabre novel about a hedonist and The Ballad of Reading Gaol relates to his experiences in prison while serving a two-year sentence for homosexuality.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WILDE


brainchild
ˈbreɪnˌtʃaɪld
child
tʃaɪld
childe
tʃaɪld
domiciled
ˈdɒmɪsaɪld
exiled
ˈeksaɪld
Fylde
faɪld
godchild
ˈɡɒdˌtʃaɪld
grandchild
ˈɡrænˌtʃaɪld
great-grandchild
ˌɡreɪtˈɡræntʃaɪld
man-child
ˈmænˌtʃaɪld
mild
maɪld
moonchild
ˈmuːnˌtʃaɪld
Rothschild
ˈrɒθtʃaɪld
schoolchild
ˈskuːltʃaɪld
stepchild
ˈstɛpˌtʃaɪld
tiled
ˈtaɪld
undefiled
ˌʌndɪˈfaɪld
unfiled
ʌnˈfaɪld
wild
waɪld

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WILDE

Wild West
Wild West show

WORDS THAT END LIKE WILDE

alcalde
Isolde
Kriemhilde
Nolde
olde
olde-worlde
Roskilde
Schelde
solde
tilde
van de Velde
Velde

Synonyms and antonyms of Wilde in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Wilde» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WILDE

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

Translator English - Chinese

王尔德
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Wilde
570 millions of speakers

English

Wilde
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वाइल्ड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وايلد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Уайльд
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Wilde
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওয়াইল্ড
260 millions of speakers

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Wilde
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wilde
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wilde
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ワイルド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

와일드
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wilde
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Wilde
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வைல்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वाइल्ड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Wilde
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Wilde
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Wilde
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Уайльд
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Wilde
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Wilde
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Wilde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Wilde
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Wilde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Wilde

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WILDE»

The term «Wilde» is very widely used and occupies the 10.057 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WILDE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Wilde

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10 QUOTES WITH «WILDE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Wilde.
1
Elizabeth Banks
I love physical comedy. I love Oscar Wilde, I love Shakespeare comedies, I love improv.
2
Sarah Bernhardt
Oscar Wilde: 'Do you mind if I smoke?' Sarah Bernhardt: 'I don't care if you burn.'
3
Lord Alfred Douglas
Wilde is the greatest force for evil that has appeared in Europe during the last 350 years.
4
Ashley Greene
I just finished 'Butter' for Weinstein, a comedy with this incredible cast - Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde, Alicia Silverstone - all-star cast and it was a fun set to be on. I've gotten really lucky to get all these down-to-earth cast members. 'Butter' is about butter carving in Iowa.
5
Sebastian Horsley
Everyone says Oscar Wilde was a dandy, but he wasn't - he was an aesthete. He took pleasure in food and stuff like that. Dandyism is much more austere - much more Calvinistic, more neurotic - it oscillates between narcissism and neurosis.
6
Al Lewis
Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal - they can both sleep under the bridge. Right? Do they have a right? You're damn right they have a right!
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Damian Lewis
It's certainly true that I was brought up in that British amateur tradition, the one which always held that if you were reasonably good at cricket, knew one or two Latin texts and a few zingy Oscar Wilde quotes for dinner parties, you were pretty much ready to go and run some outpost in Hindustan.
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Orhan Pamuk
Oscar Wilde always makes me smile - with respect and admiration. His short stories prove that it is possible to be both sarcastic, even cynical, but deeply compassionate. Just seeing the cover of one of Wilde's books in a bookshop makes me smile.
9
Frederic Raphael
As Oscar Wilde should have said, when bad ideas have nowhere else to go, they emigrate to America and become university courses.
10
Amy Schumer
The last couple of roles I missed out on went to Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Biel and Olivia Wilde.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WILDE»

Discover the use of Wilde in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Wilde and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations
Epigrams, aphorisms, and other bon mots gathered from the celebrated wit's plays, essays, and conversation offer an entertaining selection of observations both comic and profound.
Oscar Wilde, 1998
2
Elliott Smith
A definitive portrait of the troubled singer/songwriter combines two hundred close-up photographs and interviews with those who knew him best to chronicle his influential musical career and often turbulent life, including his tragic death ...
Autumn de Wilde, 2007
3
Salome:
Wilde's script is a brilliant look at deep-rooted desires and the dangers of obsession. This edition of the play is a must for anyone building their own theatrical library.
Oscar Wilde, 1989
4
The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde
Details the life of Oscar Wilde, including his work as an author, his fascination with Catholicism, and his time in prison for a homosexual affair.
Joseph Pearce, 2000
5
Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
The master of wit and irony Published here alongside their evocative original illustrations, these fairy tales, as Oscar Wilde himself explained, were written “partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike ...
Oscar Wilde, 2008
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Oscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity
. . . This book has authority and thoroughness."--Roy Gottfried, Vanderbilt University Oscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity presents an inclusive approach to Wilde criticism.
Michael Patrick Gillespie, 1996
7
The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde
The volume provides a detailed chronology of Wilde's work, a bibliography for further reading, and illustrations from important productions.
Peter Raby, 1997
8
Oscar Wilde: The Works of a Conformist Rebel
Professor Kohl's aim is to gain fresh insight into his literary and critical œuvre of Oscar Wilde.
Norbert Kohl, 2011
9
A Woman of No Importance
Published and premiered at London's Haymarket Theatre in 1893, Oscar Wilde's play A Woman of No Importance focuses on the attitudes of English high society.
Oscar Wilde, 2008
10
Collected Works of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde. GUIDO DUCHESS GUIDO DUCHESS GUIDO GUIDO DUCHESS To quench this fire? O God! You did not tell me There was a drought in Italy, and no water, Nothing but fire. O Love! Send for a leech, Not him who stanched my ...
Oscar Wilde, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WILDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Wilde is used in the context of the following news items.
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Disney Unplugs 'Tron 3' Starring Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde
Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde were slated to return to star and Kosinski had been courting Jared Leto and Olivia Munn to co-star in the big-budget sequel. «TheWrap, May 15»
2
Wilde and Sudeikis the epitome of lovebirds at Tribeca after-party
In the new film “Meadowland,” Olivia Wilde plays a mother going through a parent's worst nightmare when her son goes missing. Wilde, who has a 1-year-old ... «Page Six, Apr 15»
3
Olivia Wilde Reteams With Garrett Hedlund for 'Tron 3' (Exclusive)
The pair will reprise their characters from 2010's Tron: Legacy in the sequel, which is being directed by Joseph Kosinski. Legacy was the sequel to the 1982 ... «Hollywood Reporter, Apr 15»
4
Olivia Wilde Gets Real About Her Body: 'The Truth Is, I'm A Mother …
"The truth is, I'm a mother, and I look like one.” Olivia Wilde opened up about the realities of being a new mom in an interview with Shape for the magazine's April ... «Huffington Post, Mar 15»
5
The Olivia Wilde Profile, Annotated by Olivia Wilde
Before our March 2015 issue went to press, Olivia Wilde got ahold of this piece and pointed out a few inconsistencies and misconceptions in our story about her. «Esquire, Feb 15»
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Olivia Wilde's a real monster in 'Lazarus'
Olivia Wilde ran a horror-fiction library out of her bedroom when she was 9, so you'll forgive her delicious delight in breaking very, very bad in her new film. «USA TODAY, Feb 15»
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Oscar Wilde Awards Honoree Carrie Fisher Has Plenty in Common …
“Star Wars: Episode X — The Importance of Being Earnest”? This mash-up is the stuff of nerd dreams. Though Oscar Wilde and residents of the galaxy far, ... «Variety, Feb 15»
8
Stephen Hawking's first wife: 'I would not worship ground under his …
Jane Wilde, 70, met the physicist in 1963, shortly before he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, and the couple married two years later, going on to ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 14»
9
Olivia Wilde Dishes on Finding True Love & Life After Baby
Olivia Wilde isn't one to take herself too seriously. On Twitter, the very funny star of Drinking Buddies and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone describes herself ... «Yahoo News, Nov 14»
10
GM should thank #ChevyGuy for awkward speech
Chevrolet executive Rikk Wilde's nervous presentation of a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado to Madison Bumgarner, the World Series' Most Valuable Player late ... «Detroit Free Press, Oct 14»

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