What is savage?

  • (adj): Wild and menacing.
    Synonyms: feral, ferine
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on savage:

William M. Fields
... He is best known for his collaboration with Sue Savage-Rumbaugh beginning in 1997 at the Language Research Center of Georgia State University ... a baby bonobo, with Panbanisha, Kanzi and Savage-Rumbaugh ... Fields and Savage-Rumbaugh are the only scientists in the world carrying out language research with bonobos ...
Savage, Maryland
... Savage is a historic town located in Howard County, Maryland, about 12 miles (19 km) south of Baltimore and 20 miles (32 km) north of Washington, D.C ... The lands of Savage were first settled around 1650 ... Colonel Henry Ridgely surveyed the land around Savage Mill and nearby Annapolis Junction in 1685 naming the tract "Ridgely's Forrest" ...

More definitions of "savage":

  • (noun): A member of an uncivilized people.
    Synonyms: barbarian
  • (verb): Attack brutally and fiercely.

Famous quotes containing the word savage:

    How far men go for the material of their houses! The inhabitants of the most civilized cities, in all ages, send into far, primitive forests, beyond the bounds of their civilization, where the moose and bear and savage dwell, for their pine boards for ordinary use. And, on the other hand, the savage soon receives from cities iron arrow-points, hatchets, and guns, to point his savageness with.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Mother, I cannot mind my wheel;
    My fingers ache, my lips are dry:
    —Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)

    What is the first thing that savage tribes accept from Europeans nowadays? Brandy and Christianity, the European narcotics.—And what is it that most rapidly leads to their destruction?—The European narcotics.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)