accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
wisdom, wiseness, soundness(noun)
the quality of being prudent and sensible
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
An element of personal character that enables one to distinguish the wise from the unwise.
A piece of wise advice.
The discretionary use of knowledge for the greatest good.
The ability to apply relevant knowledge in an insightful way, especially to different situations from that in which the knowledge was gained.
The ability to make a decision based on the combination of knowledge, experience, and intuitive understanding.
The ability to know and apply spiritual truths.
The Wisdom of Solomon,a book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
Origin: wisdom, corresponding to wise + noun suffix -dom. Cognate with Old Norse vísdómr, German Weistum, Danish/Norwegian/Swedish visdom.
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
the results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wiz′dum, n. quality of being wise: judgment: right use of knowledge: learning: (B.) skilfulness, speculation, spiritual perception: the apocryphal Book of the Wisdom of Solomon (see Apocrypha).—n. Wis′dom-tooth, a large double back-tooth, so called because it appears late, when people are supposed to have arrived at the age of wisdom. [A.S. wísdóm, wisdom. Cf. Wise.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
A term Pride uses when talking of Necessity.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'WISDOM' in Nouns Frequency: #2278
The numerical value of WISDOM in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of WISDOM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Between wisdom and a good shield, always prefer the wisdom, because no shield can protect us better than wisdom!
The formulators of the (Israeli) Declaration of Independence, with much wisdom, insisted the Arab communities in Israel, as well as other groups, should not feel as the Jews had felt in exile.
And to those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.
To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of President Obama acting where Congress have failed, I have one answer. Pass a bill.
They cry press freedom, but (the raids) have nothing to do with it, we have no concern about what the EU might say, whether the EU accepts us as members or not, we have no such concern. Please keep your wisdom to yourself.
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Translations for WISDOM
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حِكْمَةٌ, حكمةArabic
- saviesaCatalan, Valencian
- мѫдростьOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- خردمندی, خرد, حکمتPersian
- gliocasScottish Gaelic
- sabenza, sabedoríaGalician
- խոհեմություն, իմաստությունArmenian
- saggezza, discernimento, senno, sensoItalian
- 知恵, 英知, 知識Japanese
- sapientia, sagacitas, scientia, sapientia,Latin
- ဉာဏ်, ဝိဇ္ဇာ, ဉာဏBurmese
- ił ééhózinNavajo, Navaho
- sabedoria, sapiência, orientação, bom senso, sagacidadePortuguese
- înțelepciune, sapiență, judecatăRomanian
- мудрост, mudrostSerbo-Croatian
- falsafa, hekima, mwanafalsafaSwahili
- hikmet, bilgelik, akılTurkish
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