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:

    Apart from wisdom Solomon conquered love, wealth and power were all under his feet.

  2. John Patrick:

    Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    When wisdom of the man grows, the woman naturally outflows from his life as the human history shows.

  4. Charles Dickens:

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all doing direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Bitter wisdom is better than sweet folly.

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