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NOUN (3)

1. a way of doing or being;
- Example: "in no wise"
- Example: "in this wise"

2. United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949);
[syn: Wise, Stephen Samuel Wise]

3. United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900);
[syn: Wise, Isaac Mayer Wise]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. having or prompted by wisdom or discernment;
- Example: "a wise leader"
- Example: "a wise and perceptive comment"

2. marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters;
- Example: "judicious use of one's money"
- Example: "a wise decision"
[syn: judicious, wise, heady]

3. evidencing the possession of inside information;
[syn: knowing, wise(p), wise to(p)]

4. improperly forward or bold;
- Example: "don't be fresh with me"
- Example: "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"
- Example: "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"
- Example: "Don't get wise with me!"
[syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] To love her in my beste wyse. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] This song she sings in most commanding wise. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] Let not these blessings then, sent from above, Abused be, or spilt in profane wise. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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, Wisdom.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned. [1913 Webster] They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. --Jer. iv. 22. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] When clouds appear, wise men put their cloaks. --Shak. [1913 Webster] From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation. --2 Tim. iii. 15. [1913 Webster] 3. Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty. [R.] "Thou art . . . no novice, but a governor wily and wise." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Nor, on the other side, Will I be penuriously wise As to make money, that's my slave, my idol. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] Lords do not care for me: I am too wise to die yet. --Ford. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster] A very grave, state bachelor, my dainty one; He's wise in years, and of a temperate warmth. --Ford. [1913 Webster] You are too wise in years, too full of counsel, For my green experience. --Ford. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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 wise decision" [syn: judicious, wise, heady] 3: evidencing the possession of inside information [syn: 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!" [syn: 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) [syn: Wise, Stephen Samuel Wise] 3: United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900) [syn: Wise, Isaac Mayer Wise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

WISE World-wide Information System for r&d Efforts (WWW, IGD)
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Wise -- U.S. County in Texas Population (2000): 48793 Housing Units (2000): 19242 Land area (2000): 904.606170 sq. miles (2342.919126 sq. km) Water area (2000): 18.166985 sq. miles (47.052272 sq. km) Total area (2000): 922.773155 sq. miles (2389.971398 sq. km) Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 33.205893 N, 97.674285 W Headwords: Wise Wise, TX Wise County Wise County, TX
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Wise -- U.S. County in Virginia Population (2000): 40123 Housing Units (2000): 17792 Land area (2000): 404.042338 sq. miles (1046.464808 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.178921 sq. miles (3.053391 sq. km) Total area (2000): 405.221259 sq. miles (1049.518199 sq. km) Located within: Virginia (VA), FIPS 51 Location: 36.953238 N, 82.623990 W Headwords: Wise Wise, VA Wise County Wise County, VA
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Wise, VA -- U.S. town in Virginia Population (2000): 3255 Housing Units (2000): 1594 Land area (2000): 3.072609 sq. miles (7.958020 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.072609 sq. miles (7.958020 sq. km) FIPS code: 87072 Located within: Virginia (VA), FIPS 51 Location: 36.978057 N, 82.577033 W ZIP Codes (1990): 24293 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Wise, VA Wise