Definitions of wise

  1. Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.
  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. Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination.
  4. Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.
  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. Way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.
  7. Way or manner; used as a termination; as, nowise, likewise; often confused with - way, - ways.
  8. Manner; way of being or acting; only used in compound words, or in such antiquated or colloquial phrases as- in no wise, in no way; in any wise, in any way; on this wise, on this manner, & c.
  9. United States religious leader ( born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States ( 1819- 1900)
  10. a way of doing or being; " in no wise"; " in this wise"
  11. United States Jewish leader ( born in Hungary) ( 1874- 1949)
  12. A way of acting or being; fashion; manner; as, in any wise, etc.
  13. Way, manner.
  14. Wisely.
  15. carefully considered; " a considered opinion"
  16. evidencing the possession of inside information
  17. having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; " a wise leader"; " a wise and perceptive comment"
  18. Judging correctly from experience; having ability to decide rightly what is best to say or do; discreet; skilful; learned; based on good judgment.
  19. Having wit or knowledge: able to make use of knowledge well: judging rightly: discreet: learned: skillful: dictated by wisdom: containing wisdom.
  20. Judging rightly: using knowledge well; learned; containing wisdom.
  21. Possessed of wisdom; sagacious; prudent; sensible; shrewd; erudite; sage.
  22. Well adapted to produce good effects; discreet; judging rightly.