a way of doing or being
"in no wise"; "in this wise"
Wise, Stephen Samuel Wise(noun)
United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
Wise, Isaac Mayer Wise(adj)
United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)
having or prompted by wisdom or discernment
"a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"
judicious, wise, heady(adj)
marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
"judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision"
knowing, wise(p), wise to(p)(adj)
evidencing the possession of inside information
fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise(adj)
improperly forward or bold
"don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"
having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned
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
versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination
hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty
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
way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion
Origin: [OE. wise, AS. wse; akin to OS. wsa, OFries. ws, D. wijs, wijze, OHG. wsa, G. weise, Sw. vis, Dan. viis, Icel. ruvs otherwise; from the root of E. wit; hence, originally, knowledge, skill. See Wit, v., and cf. Guise.]
Wise is a town in Wise County, Virginia, United States. The population was 3,286 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Wise County. It was originally incorporated as the town of Gladeville in 1874. The town's name was changed to Wise in 1924. Wise is named after Henry A. Wise, the last Virginia governor before the American Civil War. The town is also the home of the University of Virginia's College at Wise.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wīz, adj. having wit or knowledge: able to make use of knowledge well: judging rightly: discreet: learned: skilful: dictated by wisdom: containing wisdom: pious, godly.—adjs. Wise′-heart′ed, having wisdom: prudent; Wise′-like (Scot.), sensible, judicious: looking as if capable of playing one's part well.—n. Wise′ling, one who pretends to be wise.—adv. Wise′ly.—n. Wise′ness.—Wise woman, a witch: (Scot.) a midwife.—Never the wiser, still in ignorance. [A.S. wís; Ger. weise; from root of wit.]
wīz, v.t. (Scot.) to guide in a certain direction, to incline.
wīz, n. way, manner.—In any wise, In no wise, in any way, in no way; On this wise, in this way. [A.S. wíse, orig. wiseness; Ger. weise; akin to wise (1) and wit. Doublet guise.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'wise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4724
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'wise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3375
Rank popularity for the word 'wise' in Adjectives Frequency: #524
The numerical value of wise in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of wise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It looks pretty promising weather-wise for launch.
A wise quote may not be famous and a famous quote may not be wise! Stick to the wise as the other one is just a bubble!
Demand is continuing to grow in a part of the world that's growing population-wise and is growing from a wealth perspective.
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
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- saviCatalan, Valencian
- weise, klugGerman
- juicioso, sabioSpanish
- دانا, خردمندPersian
- seanacheannach, crìonna, glicScottish Gaelic
- bijaksana, bijak, wicakIndonesian
- 賢い, 賢明Japanese
- 총명한, 현명한Korean
- ສັບປັນຍາ, ສະຫລາດLao
- vis, klokNorwegian
- cu scaun la cap, înțeleptRomanian
- мудар, mudarSerbo-Croatian
- modra, moder, modroSlovene
- vis, klokSwedish
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