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wise


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wise  \Wise\,  a.  [Compar.  {Wiser};  superl.  {Wisest}.]  [OE.  wis, 
  AS  w[=i]s;  akin  to  OS  &  OFries  w[=i]s,  D.  wijs,  G.  weise, 
  OHG.  w[=i]s,  w[=i]si,  Icel.  v[=i]ss,  Sw  vis,  Dan.  viis, 
  Goth.  weis;  akin  to  wit,  v.  i.  See  {Wit},  v.,  and  cf 
  {Righteous},  {Wisdom}.] 
  1.  Having  knowledge;  knowing;  enlightened;  of  extensive 
  information;  erudite;  learned. 
 
  They  are  wise  to  do  evil,  but  to  do  good  they  have 
  no  knowledge.  --Jer.  iv  22. 
 
  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. 
 
  When  clouds  appear,  wise  men  put  their  cloaks. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  a  child  thou  hast  known  the  holy  scriptures, 
  which  are  able  to  make  thee  wise  unto  salvation.  --2 
  Tim.  iii.  15. 
 
  3.  Versed  in  art  or  science;  skillful;  dexterous; 
  specifically,  skilled  in  divination. 
 
  Fal.  There  was  mine  host,  an  old  fat  woman  even  now 
  with  me  but  she's  gone.  Sim.  Pray  you  sir,  was't 
  not  the  wise  woman  of  Brentford?  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Hence  prudent;  calculating;  shrewd;  wary;  subtle;  crafty. 
  [R.]  ``Thou  art  .  .  .  no  novice,  but  a  governor  wily  and 
  wise.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  Nor  on  the  other  side  Will  I  be  penuriously  wise 
  As  to  make  money,  that's  my  slave,  my  idol.  --Beau. 
  &  Fl 
 
  Lords  do  not  care  for  me:  I  am  too  wise  to  die  yet 
  --Ford. 
 
  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.  ``Eminent  in 
  wise  deport.''  --Milton. 
 
  {To  make  it  wise},  to  make  it  a  matter  of  deliberation. 
  [Obs.]  ``  We  thought  it  was  not  worth  to  make  it  wise.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Wise  in  years},  old  enough  to  be  wise;  wise  from  age  and 
  experience;  hence  aged;  old  [Obs.] 
 
  A  very  grave,  state  bachelor,  my  dainty  one  He's 
  wise  in  years,  and  of  a  temperate  warmth.  --Ford. 
 
  You  are  too  wise  in  years,  too  full  of  counsel,  For 
  my  green  experience.  --Ford. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wise  \Wise\,  a.  [OE.  wise,  AS  w[=i]se;  akin  to  OS  w[=i]sa, 
  OFries  w[=i]s,  D.  wijs,  wijze,  OHG.  w[=i]sa,  G.  weise,  Sw 
  vis,  Dan.  viis,  Icel.  ["o]?ruv[=i]s  otherwise;  from  the  root 
  of  E.  wit;  hence  originally,  knowledge,  skill.  See  {Wit}, 
  v.,  and  cf  {Guise}.] 
  Way  of  being  or  acting;  manner;  mode;  fashion.  ``All  armed  in 
  complete  wise.''  --Spenser. 
 
  To  love  her  in  my  beste  wyse.  --Chaucer. 
 
  This  song  she  sings  in  most  commanding  wise.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  Let  not  these  blessings  then,  sent  from  above,  Abused 
  be  or  spilt  in  profane  wise.  --Fairfax. 
 
  Note:  This  word  is  nearly  obsolete,  except  in  such  phrases  as 
  in  any  wise,  in  no  wise,  on  this  wise,  etc  ``  Fret  not 
  thyself  in  any  wise  to  do  evil.''  --Ps.  xxxvii  8.  ``He 
  shall  in  no  wise  lose  his  reward.''  --Matt.  x.  42.  `` 
  On  this  wise  ye  shall  bless  the  children  of  Israel.'' 
  --Num.  vi  23. 
 
  Note:  Wise  is  often  used  as  a  suffix  in  composition,  as  in 
  likewise,  nowise,  lengthwise,  etc.,  in  which  words 
  -ways  is  often  substituted  with  the  same  sense  as 
  noways,  lengthways,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wise 
  adj  1:  having  or  prompted  by  wisdom  or  discernment;  "a  wise 
  leader";  "a  wise  and  perceptive  comment"  [ant:  {foolish}] 
  2:  marked  by  the  exercise  of  good  judgment  or  common  sense  in 
  practical  matters;  "judicious  use  of  one's  money";  "a 
  sensible  manager";  "a  wise  decision"  [syn:  {judicious},  {sensible}] 
  3:  evidencing  the  possession  of  inside  information  [syn:  {knowing}, 
  {wise(p)},  {wise  to(p)}] 
  4:  able  to  take  a  broad  view  of  negotiations  between  states 
  [syn:  {diplomatic}] 
  5:  carefully  considered;  "a  considered  opinion"  [syn:  {considered}] 
  n  :  a  way  of  doing  or  being:  "in  no  wise";  "in  this  wise"  [syn: 
  {method}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Wise,  VA  (town,  FIPS  87072) 
  Location:  36.97725  N,  82.58044  W 
  Population  (1990):  3193  (1419  housing  units) 
  Area:  7.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  24293 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  WISE 
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