Definitions for wisdom
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wisdom.
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, soundnessnoun
the quality of being prudent and sensible
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
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.
Etymology: wisdom, corresponding to wise + noun suffix -dom. Cognate with Old Norse vísdómr, German Weistum, Danish/Norwegian/Swedish visdom.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Sapience; the power of judging rightly.
Etymology: wisdom , Saxon; wiisdom, Danish.
That which moveth God to work is goodness, and that which ordereth his work is wisdom, and that which perfecteth his work is power. Richard Hooker.
’Tis much he dares,
And to that dauntless temper of his mind,
He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour
To act in safety. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Wisdom and fortune combating together,
If that the former dare but what it can,
No chance may shake it. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.
As from senses reason’s work doth spring,
So many reasons understanding gain,
And many understandings knowledge bring,
And by much knowledge wisdom we obtain. Davies.
Wisdom is that which makes men judge what are the best ends, and what the best means to attain them, and gives a man advantage of counsel and direction. William Temple.
As science is properly that knowledge which relateth to the essences of things, so wisdom to their operations. Nehemiah Grew, Cosm.
Wisdom, sapience, or sagacity is the ability to contemplate and act productively using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. Wisdom is associated with attributes such as unbiased judgment, compassion, experiential self-knowledge, self-transcendence and non-attachment, and virtues such as ethics and benevolence.Wisdom has been defined in many different ways, including several distinct approaches to assess the characteristics attributed to wisdom.
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.
The quality of being wise with knowledge.
Wisdom is a real gift to the soul.
Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020
The wisdom symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the wisdom symbol and its characteristic.
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
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing
There is a dark side to all in this universe. Even this earth is dark for twelve hours in cycles. Darkness is simply absence of light, learn to be comfortable in it too. Life's wisdom grows when you experience to live in contrast and grow amidst contradictions. Let not any darkness leave you paralysed, expand your awareness switch on your inner light and be illuminised, get MickeyMized.
What we do here is we celebrate the world wisdom traditions, we have books about Hinduism, Buddhism, Goddess Spirituality, Native American shamanism, really the gamut. So what we are about is people's spiritual paths.
Education and knowledge is the only asset that you can not loose and no one can take it away from you (From the wisdom of my father Mustapha).
Life is an error-making and an error-correcting process, and nature in marking man's papers will grade him for wisdom as measured both by survival and by the quality of life of those who survive.
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Translations for wisdom
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- حِكْمَةٌ, حكمةArabic
- saviesaCatalan, Valencian
- мѫдростьOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- حکمت, خردمندی, خردPersian
- gliocasScottish Gaelic
- sabedoría, sabenzaGalician
- խոհեմություն, իմաստությունArmenian
- saggezza, senso, senno, discernimentoItalian
- 知恵, 英知, 知識Japanese
- sapientia, sagacitas, sapientia,, scientiaLatin
- ဉာဏ်, ဝိဇ္ဇာ, ဉာဏBurmese
- ił ééhózinNavajo, Navaho
- sapiência, sagacidade, bom senso, sabedoria, orientaçãoPortuguese
- judecată, înțelepciune, sapiențăRomanian
- мудрост, mudrostSerbo-Croatian
- hekima, falsafa, mwanafalsafaSwahili
- bilgelik, hikmet, akılTurkish
- sự khôn ngoanVietnamese
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