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Definition 1: any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild - [noun denoting animal]

(wildcat is a kind of ...) feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats

(... is a kind of wildcat ) short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur

(... is a kind of wildcat ) small wildcat of the mountains of Siberia and Tibet and Mongolia

(... is a kind of wildcat ) small spotted wildcat found from Texas to Brazil

(... is a kind of wildcat ) medium-sized wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-striped coat

(... is a kind of wildcat ) small spotted wildcat of southern Asia and Malaysia

(... is a kind of wildcat ) slender long-legged African wildcat having large untufted ears and tawny black-spotted coat

(... is a kind of wildcat ) small Asiatic wildcat

(... is a kind of wildcat ) widely distributed wildcat of Africa and Asia Minor

(... is a kind of wildcat ) long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat

(... is a kind of wildcat ) nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat

(... is a kind of wildcat ) large American feline resembling a lion

(... is a kind of wildcat ) bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat

(... is a kind of wildcat ) a desert wildcat

(... is a member of wildcat) type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats

Definition 2: an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wildcat in the sense of this definition

(wildcat is a kind of ...) a well that yields or has yielded oil

Definition 3: a cruelly rapacious person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for wildcat in the sense of this definition

(wildcat is a kind of ...) someone who attacks

Definition 4: (of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wildcat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation
  • a wildcat mine
  • wildcat drilling
  • wildcat wells

(wildcat is similar to ...) serving in or intended for exploration or discovery

"an exploratory operation" "exploratory reconnaissance" "digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico" "exploratory talks between diplomats"

Definition 5: without official authorization - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wildcat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unauthorized strike
  • wildcat work stoppage

Synonyms for wildcat in the sense of this definition

(wildcat is similar to ...) not having official authority or sanction

"a sort of unofficial mayor" "an unofficial estimate" "he participated in an unofficial capacity"

Definition 6: outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wildcat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wildcat currency issued by irresponsible banks
  • wildcat stock speculation
  • a wildcat airline
  • wildcat life insurance schemes

(wildcat is similar to ...) not sound financially

"unsound banking practices"

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