Part of speech: verb
Origin: Unknown, early 17th century
(with object) to cause to be lost
(without object) to be lost
Examples of Wilder in a sentence
"The guide was using an old map and quickly wildered his companions. "
"It can be an adventure to wilder in a new city, as long as you find your hotel at the end of the day."
Popularity Over Time
There’s no confusion present with this verb. Wilder is a regular verb, conjugated to wilders, wildering, and wildered.
Did you Know?
You might be more familiar with a derivative of wilder, the verb bewilder. The origin of wilder is unknown, but you won’t get lost by following the path to the words wild and wilderness.