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Wise meaning

wise - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination.
  4. 4. Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.
  7. 7. Judging rightly: using knowledge well; learned; containing wisdom.

wise - examples of usage

  1. What a wise horse he was! - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. " I think you're very wise to give it up. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Now old Granny Fox is very, very smart and very, very wise. - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
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