Definitions for wisewaɪz

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word wise

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. wise(noun)

    a way of doing or being

    "in no wise"; "in this wise"

  2. Wise, Stephen Samuel Wise(noun)

    United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)

  3. Wise, Isaac Mayer Wise(adj)

    United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)

  4. wise(adj)

    having or prompted by wisdom or discernment

    "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"

  5. 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"

  6. knowing, wise(p), wise to(p)(adj)

    evidencing the possession of inside information

  7. 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!"

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Wise

    having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned

  2. Wise

    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

  3. Wise

    versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination

  4. Wise

    hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty

  5. Wise

    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

  6. Wise

    way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion

  7. 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.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Wise

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4724

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3375

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wise' in Adjectives Frequency: #524

Translations for wise

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for wise »


Find a translation for the wise definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these wise definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"wise." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 29 Mar. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for wise? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for wise:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.