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. Anuj Somany:

    The best thought is also to better write just a single sensible quote than a whole lot of books or articles devoid of a good impeccable wisdom plot.

  2. Anthon St Maarten:

    Turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Knowing knowledge mirrors and executes neither reality of wisdom nor clarity of insight if that stays invisible from others' sight and impression accordingly.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Books are just the source of information, not wisdom.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The biggest comedy hit is that a person who could use his wisdom and wit in assigned job is often regarded as not culturally fit in a private organisation.

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