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wise    : [w'ɑɪz]
wise \wise\, a. [OE. wise, AS. w[imac]se; akin to OS. w[imac]sa,
OFries. w[imac]s, D. wijs, wijze, OHG. w[imac]sa, G. weise,
Sw. vis, Dan. viis, Icel. ["o][eth]ruv[imac]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.
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To love her in my beste wyse. --Chaucer.
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This song she sings in most commanding wise. --Sir P.
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Let not these blessings then, sent from above,
Abused be, or spilt in profane wise. --Fairfax.
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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.
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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.
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Wise \Wise\ (w[imac]z), a. [Compar. {Wiser} (w[imac]z"[~e]r);
superl. {Wisest}.] [OE. wis, AS. w[imac]s; akin to OS. &
OFries. w[imac]s, D. wijs, G. weise, OHG. w[imac]s,
w[imac]si, Icel. v[imac]ss, Sw. vis, Dan. viis, Goth. weis;
akin to wit, v. i. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Righteous},
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1. Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive
information; erudite; learned.
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They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have
no knowledge. --Jer. iv. 22.
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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.
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When clouds appear, wise men put their cloaks.
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From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation. --2
Tim. iii. 15.
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3. Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous;
specifically, skilled in divination.
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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.
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4. Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.
[R.] "Thou art . . . no novice, but a governor wily and
wise." --Chaucer.
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Nor, on the other side,
Will I be penuriously wise
As to make money, that's my slave, my idol. --Beau.
& Fl.
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Lords do not care for me:
I am too wise to die yet. --Ford.
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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.
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{To make it wise}, to make it a matter of deliberation.
[Obs.] "We thought it was not worth to make it wise."

{Wise in years}, old enough to be wise; wise from age and
experience; hence, aged; old. [Obs.]
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A very grave, state bachelor, my dainty one;
He's wise in years, and of a temperate warmth.
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You are too wise in years, too full of counsel,
For my green experience. --Ford.
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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 wise
decision" [synonym: {judicious}, {wise}, {heady}]
3: evidencing the possession of inside information [synonym:
{knowing}, {wise(p)}, {wise to(p)}]
4: improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me";
"impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent
boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"
[synonym: {fresh}, {impertinent}, {impudent}, {overbold},
{smart}, {saucy}, {sassy}, {wise}]
n 1: a way of doing or being; "in no wise"; "in this wise"
2: United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
[synonym: {Wise}, {Stephen Samuel Wise}]
3: United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united
reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)
[synonym: {Wise}, {Isaac Mayer Wise}]

226 Moby Thesaurus words for "wise":
MO, abstruse, acute, advantageous, advisable, alert, algorithm,
all-knowing, angle, apperceptive, appercipient, apprehending,
apprehensive, approach, appropriate, arrogant, artful, aspect,
astute, attack, aware, becoming, befitting, biggety, bold,
bold-faced, brash, bright, broad-minded, cagey, canny, cheeky,
civilized, cocky, cogitative, cognizant, comprehending,
configuration, congruous, conscious, contemplative, convenient,
course, crafty, cultivated, cultured, cunning, decent, deep,
desirable, discerning, discreet, educated, effect, eidolon,
encyclopedic, erudite, expedient, facet, fashion, favorable,
feasible, feature, felicitous, figure, fit, fitten, fitting, flip,
flippant, foresighted, form, forward, fresh, fructuous, gestalt,
gnostic, good, grasping, guise, happy, hardheaded, hep, hoaxproof,
image, imago, impertinent, impression, impudent, insightful,
insolent, intelligent, intuitive, judicious, keen, knowing,
knowledgeable, learned, lettered, light, likely, likeness, line,
line of action, lineaments, lines, lippy, literate, look, manner,
manner of working, means, meet, method, methodology, mindful, mode,
mode of operation, mode of procedure, modus, modus operandi, nervy,
nimble-witted, not born yesterday, omniscient, on the beam,
opportune, order, pansophic, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious,
pert, phase, phasis, politic, polyhistoric, polymath, polymathic,
practical, practice, prehensile, procacious, procedure, proceeding,
process, profitable, profound, proper, provident, prudent, quick,
quick-witted, realistic, recommendable, reference, reflective,
regard, respect, right, routine, sagacious, sage, sane, sapient,
sassy, saucy, scholarly, scholastic, seasonable, seeming, seemly,
semblance, sensible, sensing, shape, sharp, sharp-witted, shrewd,
side, simulacrum, slant, slick, slippery, smart, smart-alecky,
smooth, sophic, sophisticated, sortable, steel-trap, studious,
style, suitable, system, tack, tactical, technique, the drill,
the how, the way of, thoughtful, timely, to be desired, tone,
total effect, tough-minded, tricky, twist, uncullible,
undeceivable, undeludable, understanding, undupable, unfoolable,
ungullible, unhoaxable, unseduceable, useful, view, viewpoint, way,
well-timed, wily, wise as Solomon, worthwhile

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