Definitions for WISDOMˈwɪz dəm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wis•domˈwɪz dəm(n.)

  1. the quality or state of being wise; sagacity, discernment, or insight.

  2. scholarly knowledge or learning.

  3. wise sayings or teachings; precepts.

  4. a wise act or saying.

Origin of wisdom:

bef. 900; ME, OE wīsdōm; see wise1, -dom

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wisdom(noun)

    accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment

  2. wisdom, wiseness(noun)

    the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight

  3. wisdom, sapience(noun)

    ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight

  4. wisdom, wiseness, soundness(noun)

    the quality of being prudent and sensible

  5. Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom(noun)

    an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wisdom(noun)ˈwɪz dəm

    knowledge and good judgment that comes from experience

    a judge known for his wisdom

  2. wisdomˈwɪz dəm

    to think a decision may not be sensible

    I question the wisdom of his decision to climb the mountain alone.


  1. wisdom(Noun)

    An element of personal character that enables one to distinguish the wise from the unwise.

  2. wisdom(Noun)

    A piece of wise advice.

  3. wisdom(Noun)

    The discretionary use of knowledge for the greatest good.

  4. wisdom(Noun)

    The ability to apply relevant knowledge in an insightful way, especially to different situations from that in which the knowledge was gained.

  5. wisdom(Noun)

    The ability to make a decision based on the combination of knowledge, experience, and intuitive understanding.

  6. wisdom(Noun)

    The ability to know and apply spiritual truths.

  7. Wisdom(ProperNoun)

    The Wisdom of Solomon,a book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.

  8. Origin: wisdom, corresponding to wise + noun suffix -dom. Cognate with Old Norse vísdómr, German Weistum, Danish/Norwegian/Swedish visdom.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wisdom(adj)

    the quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment; discretion; sagacity; skill; dexterity

  2. Wisdom(adj)

    the results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition


  1. Wisdom

    Wisdom is a deep understanding and realization of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to apply perceptions, judgments and actions in keeping with this understanding. It often requires control of one's emotional reactions so that universal principles, reason and knowledge prevail to determine one's actions. Wisdom is also the comprehension of what is true coupled with optimum judgment as to action. Synonyms include: sagacity, discernment, or insight.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. wisdom

    A term Pride uses when talking of Necessity.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WISDOM' in Nouns Frequency: #2278

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Wisdom comes with experience.

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