Meaning of WISE in English


v way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.

2. wise ·v hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.

3. wise ·v having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.

4. wise ·v versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination.

5. wise ·v 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.

6. wise ·v 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.

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