What does Wisdom mean?

Definitions for Wisdom
ˈwɪz dəmWis·dom

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Wisdom.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wisdomnoun

    accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment

  2. wisdom, wisenessnoun

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

  3. wisdom, sapiencenoun

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

  4. wisdom, wiseness, soundnessnoun

    the quality of being prudent and sensible

  5. Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdomnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. wisdomnoun

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

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

  2. wisdomnoun

    A piece of wise advice.

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

  3. wisdomnoun

    The discretionary use of knowledge for the greatest good.

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

  4. wisdomnoun

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

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

  5. wisdomnoun

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

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

  6. wisdomnoun

    The ability to know and apply spiritual truths.

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

  7. Wisdomnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wisdomadjective

    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. Wisdomadjective

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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. wisdom

    The quality of being wise with knowledge.

    Wisdom is a real gift to the soul.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Wisdom in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Know the right time to break away from your ignorance and join the ship of those who have chosen wisdom.

  2. John Milton:

    Accuse not nature, she hath done her partDo thou but thine, and be not diffidentOf wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thouDismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh,By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Nothing should bother you in life not even adversity nor poverty. For, nothing lasts forever. Yes of course, every matter or issue of life has a limit or breaking point including adversity and poverty. Are you undergoing adversity presently or are you currently experiencing poverty? If Yes, then listen up, it's just for a little while. That is to say, you will sooner or later outlive it or rather you will overcome it eventually. I mean, you won't remain poor forever or rather you won't keep on undergoing adversity or poverty forever. Furthermore, nothing should make you to become orgulous, proud, haughty, disdainful or arrogant in life. Not even your own child or children, nor your certificates, nor your qualifications, nor your political status, nor your social status, nor your job, nor your money, nor your properties, nor your knowledge, nor your wisdom, nor your insights, nor your power, nor your riches, nor stuffs like that. Because, you cannot and you will not live forever. Oh! Yes, you heard me right as usual, you will definitely leave everything you've acquired behind someday. Apart from that, God resists the proud or the arrogant (James 4:6). But guess what? He (God) gives more grace to the humble. Besides, whenever you are proud of whatever you have, you are unknowingly disregarding God and taking his grace upon your life for granted. In other words, whoever that is proud of anything he or she has acquired at any given period of time has failed to acknowledge almighty God as the giver of whatever he or she claims to possess. And God is never happy with such person(s). Thus, desist from pride and arrogance. For, you should not be condescending at all. -Emeasoba George

  4. Buddha:

    Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

  5. Primo Levi:

    A country is considered the more civilized the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful.

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