What does WISDOM mean?

Definitions for WISDOMˈwɪz dəm

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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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wisdom

    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

  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WISDOM in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WISDOM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Between wisdom and a good shield, always prefer the wisdom, because no shield can protect us better than wisdom!

  2. Reuven Rivlin:

    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.

  3. Barack Obama:

    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.

  4. President Obama:

    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.

  5. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    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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