Meaning of -WISE in English


ˌwīz adverb combining form

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -wīsan, from wīse manner — more at wise I


a. : in the manner of

crab wise

fan wise

b. : in the position or direction of

end wise

slant wise

clock wise

2. : with regard to : in respect of

style wise

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