Definition of Wise

1. Noun. A way of doing or being. "In this wise"

Generic synonyms: Fashion, Manner, Mode, Style, Way

2. Adjective. Having or prompted by wisdom or discernment. "A wise and perceptive comment"

3. Noun. United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949).
Exact synonyms: Stephen Samuel Wise
Generic synonyms: Religious Leader

4. Adjective. Marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters. "A wise decision"
Exact synonyms: Heady, Judicious
Similar to: Prudent
Derivative terms: Judiciousness, Judiciousness, Wiseness

5. Noun. United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900).
Exact synonyms: Isaac Mayer Wise
Generic synonyms: Religious Leader

6. Adjective. Evidencing the possession of inside information.
Exact synonyms: Knowing, Wise To
Similar to: Informed
Derivative terms: Knowingness, Knowingness

7. Adjective. Improperly forward or bold. "Don't get wise with me!"

Definition of Wise

1. a. Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.

2. a. Way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.

3. a. Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.

4. a. Way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.

Definition of Wise

1. Acronym. (aviation nautical) (context: adjective) (acronym of wing-in-surface effect) ¹

2. Acronym. (space science US) (acronym of Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) (gloss It is a NASA infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope that performed an all-sky astronomical survey with images in 3-22 ?m wavelength bands.) ¹

3. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

4. Adjective. Showing good judgement or the benefit of experience. ¹

5. Adjective. (colloquial) Disrespectful. ¹

6. Verb. To become wise. ¹

7. Verb. (ergative slang) Usually with "up", to inform or learn. ¹

8. Noun. (archaic) Way, manner, method. ¹

9. Verb. (dialectal) to instruct ¹

10. Verb. (dialectal) to advise; induce ¹

11. Verb. (dialectal) to show the way, guide ¹

12. Verb. (dialectal) to direct the course of, pilot ¹

13. Verb. (dialectal) to cause to turn ¹

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Definition of Wise

1. having wisdom [adj WISER, WISEST] / to become aware or informed [v WISED, WISING, WISES]

Medical Definition of Wise

1. 1. Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned. "They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge." (Jer. Iv. 22) 2. Hence, especially, making due use of knowledge; discerning and judging soundly concerning what is true or false, proper or improper; choosing the best ends and the best means for accomplishing them; sagacious. "When clouds appear, wise men put their cloaks." (Shak) "From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation." (2 Tim. Iii. 15) 3. Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination. "Fal. There was, mine host, an old fat woman even now with me; but she's gone. Sim. Pray you, sir, was't not the wise woman of Brentford?" (Shak) 4. Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty. "Thou art . . . No novice, but a governor wily and wise." "Nor, on the other side, Will I be penuriously wise As to make money, that's my slave, my idol." (Beau. & Fl) "Lords do not care for me: I am too wise to die yet." (Ford) 5. Dictated or guided by wisdom; containing or exhibiting wisdom; well adapted to produce good effects; judicious; discreet; as, a wise saying; a wise scheme or plan; wise conduct or management; a wise determination. "Eminent in wise deport." To make it wise, to make it a matter of deliberation. " We thought it was not worth to make it wise." . Wise in years, old enough to be wise; wise from age and experience; hence, aged; old. "A very grave, state bachelor, my dainty one; He's wise in years, and of a temperate warmth." (Ford) "You are too wise in years, too full of counsel, For my green experience." (Ford) Origin: OE. Wis, AS. Wis; akin to OS. & OFries. Wis, D. Wijs, G. Weise, OHG. Wis, wisi, Icel. Viss, Sw. Vis, Dan. Viis, Goth. Weis; akin to wit, v. I. See Wit, and cf. Righteous, Wisdom. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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