Wise meaning

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The definition of wise is someone who uses good judgment, has common sense or is well informed.

An example of wise is Gandhi.

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In a specified manner, direction, or position.

Clockwise.

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Prompted by wisdom; judicious; sound.

A wise saying, wise action.

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Method or manner of doing; way.

In no wise; in any wise.

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Way; manner.
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In a manner characteristic of.

Clockwise.

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Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
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With reference to; in regard to.

Profitwise.

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Having information; informed.

None the wiser.

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Having knowledge of black magic, etc.
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To direct or guide.
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To convey or conduct.
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1874-1949; U.S. rabbi & Jewish leader, born in Hungary.
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1859-1937; Eng. bibliophile, editor, & forger.
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In a (specified) direction, position, or manner.

Lengthwise.

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With regard to; in connection with.

Budgetwise.

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(aviation, nautical) (adjective) Acronym of wing-in-surface effect.
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(space science, US) Acronym of Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. (It is a NASA infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope that performed an all-sky astronomical survey with images in 3-22 μm wavelength bands.)
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In the direction or orientation of.

The gaoler slowly turned the key clockwise.

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In the manner of.
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In the matter of; with regard to.

This morning is promising weather-wise.

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Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious.

A wise leader.

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Provided with information; informed. Often used with to .

I'm wise to your tricks. We were none the wiser after reading the report.

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Having or showing good judgment; sagacious; prudent.
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Learned; erudite.
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Shrewd; crafty; cunning.
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be (or get) wise to
  • To be (or become) aware of; have (or attain) a proper understanding of.
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get wise
  • To become aware of the true facts or circumstances.
  • To become impudent.
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put someone wise (to)
  • To give someone information, an explanation, etc. (about); enlighten someone (concerning).
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the (three) Wise Men
  • The (three) learned men from the East who came bearing gifts to the infant Jesus (Matt. 2:1-13).
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wise up
  • To make or become informed, insightful, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

be (<i>or</i> get) wise to
put someone wise (to)
the (three) Wise Men

Origin of wise

  • From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English -wīsan from -wīse manner wise2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English wīse weid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English wīs weid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From wise (“way, manner").

    From Wiktionary