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wise 1

 (wīz)
adj. wis·er, wis·est
1. Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious: a wise leader.
2.
a. Exhibiting common sense; prudent: a wise decision.
b. Shrewd; crafty: made a wise move selling the house when he did.
3. Provided with information; informed. Often used with to: I'm wise to your tricks. We were none the wiser after reading the report.
4. Slang Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
Phrasal Verb:
wise up Slang
To make or become aware, informed, or sophisticated.

[Middle English, from Old English wīs; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

wise′ly adv.
wise′ness n.

wise 2

 (wīz)
n.
Method or manner of doing; way: in no wise; in any wise.

[Middle English, from Old English wīse; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

wise

(waɪz)
adj
1. possessing, showing, or prompted by wisdom or discernment
2. prudent; sensible
3. shrewd; crafty: a wise plan.
4. well-informed; erudite
5. aware, informed, or knowing (esp in the phrase none the wiser)
6. slang (often foll by: to) in the know, esp possessing inside information (about)
7. (Alternative Belief Systems) archaic possessing powers of magic
8. slang chiefly US and Canadian cocksure or insolent
9. be wise get wise (often foll by to) informal to be or become aware or informed (of something) or to face up (to facts)
10. put wise (often foll by to) slang to inform or warn (of)
vb
See wise up
[Old English wīs; related to Old Norse vīss, Gothic weis, German weise]
ˈwisely adv
ˈwiseness n

wise

(waɪz)
n
archaic way, manner, fashion, or respect (esp in the phrases any wise, in no wise)
[Old English wīse manner; related to Old Saxon wīsa, German Weise, Old Norse vīsa verse, Latin vīsus face]

wise1

(waɪz)

adj. wis•er, wis•est, adj.
1. having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion.
2. characterized by or showing such power; judicious or prudent: a wise decision.
3. possessed of or characterized by scholarly knowledge or learning; learned; erudite: wise in the law.
4. knowing; informed: to be the wiser for it.
5. Archaic. having knowledge of magic or witchcraft.
v.
6. wise up, Slang. to make or become aware or enlightened.
Idioms:
1. be or get wise to, Slang. to be or become cognizant of; learn.
2. get wise, Slang.
a. to become informed.
b. to be presumptuous or impertinent.
3. put or set someone wise,Slang. to inform someone, esp. about confidential information.
[before 900; Middle English (adj.), Old English wīs, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German wīs, Old Norse vīss, Gothic -weis; akin to wit1]
wise′ly, adv.

wise2

(waɪz)

n.
way of proceeding or considering; manner; fashion (usu. used in combination or in certain phrases): otherwise; in no wise.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wīse way, manner, melody, c. Old Saxon wīsa, Old High German wīs(a), Old Norse vīsa; akin to Greek eîdos form, shape, and to wit2]

wise3

(waɪz)

v.t. wised, wis•ing. Chiefly Scot.
1.
a. to instruct.
b. to induce or advise.
c. to show the way to; guide.
2. to direct the course of; cause to turn.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wīsian, akin to wīs wise1; c. Old High German wīsan, Old Norse vīsa]

Wise

(waɪz)

n.
1. Isaac Mayer, 1819–1900, U.S. rabbi, born in Bohemia: founder of Reform Judaism in the U.S.
2. Stephen Samuel, 1874–1949, U.S. rabbi and Zionist leader, born in Hungary.

-wise

a suffixal use of wise2 in adverbs denoting manner, position, direction, reference, etc.: clockwise; edgewise; marketwise; timewise.
usage: The suffix -wise is old in the language in adverbs referring to manner, direction, etc.: crosswise; lengthwise. Coinages like marketwise, saleswise, and weatherwise are often criticized, perhaps because of their association with the news and entertainment media: Moneywise, as they were already saying in the motion-picture industry, Hollywood was at its peak. This suffix should not be confused with the adjective wise1, which appears in such compounds as streetwise and worldly-wise.

wise


Past participle: wised
Gerund: wising

Imperative
wise
wise
Present
I wise
you wise
he/she/it wises
we wise
you wise
they wise
Preterite
I wised
you wised
he/she/it wised
we wised
you wised
they wised
Present Continuous
I am wising
you are wising
he/she/it is wising
we are wising
you are wising
they are wising
Present Perfect
I have wised
you have wised
he/she/it has wised
we have wised
you have wised
they have wised
Past Continuous
I was wising
you were wising
he/she/it was wising
we were wising
you were wising
they were wising
Past Perfect
I had wised
you had wised
he/she/it had wised
we had wised
you had wised
they had wised
Future
I will wise
you will wise
he/she/it will wise
we will wise
you will wise
they will wise
Future Perfect
I will have wised
you will have wised
he/she/it will have wised
we will have wised
you will have wised
they will have wised
Future Continuous
I will be wising
you will be wising
he/she/it will be wising
we will be wising
you will be wising
they will be wising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wising
you have been wising
he/she/it has been wising
we have been wising
you have been wising
they have been wising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wising
you will have been wising
he/she/it will have been wising
we will have been wising
you will have been wising
they will have been wising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wising
you had been wising
he/she/it had been wising
we had been wising
you had been wising
they had been wising
Conditional
I would wise
you would wise
he/she/it would wise
we would wise
you would wise
they would wise
Past Conditional
I would have wised
you would have wised
he/she/it would have wised
we would have wised
you would have wised
they would have wised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wise - a way of doing or being; "in no wise"; "in this wise"
fashion, manner, mode, style, way - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
2.Wise - United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
3.Wise - United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)
Adj.1.wise - having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"
advisable - worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise; "such action is neither necessary nor advisable"; "extreme caution is advisable"; "it is advisable to telephone first"
advised, well-advised - having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel; "a well-advised delay in carrying out the plan"
politic - marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness; "it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels"; "a politic decision"; "a politic manager"; "a politic old scoundrel"; "a shrewd and politic reply"
prudent - careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
2.wise - marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision"
prudent - careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"
3.wise - evidencing the possession of inside information
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"
4.wise - 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!"
forward - used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"

wise

put someone wise (Slang) inform, tell, alert, warn about, notify of, apprise of, tip off about, clue in or up about (informal), let into the secret about He took me aside and put me wise to the rumours.
wise to aware of, familiar with, acquainted with, cognizant of Consumers are becoming wise to the tricks of the marketing trade.
Quotations
"The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget" [Thomas Szasz The Second Sin]
Proverbs
"It's a wise child that knows its own father"
"A word to the wise is enough"
"It is easy to be wise after the event"

wise 1

adjective
1. Possessing or showing sound judgment and keen perception:
2. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence:
3. Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters:
Informal: savvy.
4. Having or showing profound knowledge and scholarship:
5. Marked by comprehension, cognizance, and perception:
Slang: hip.
Idiom: on to.

wise 2

noun
The approach used to do something:
Translations
حكيمحَكيمحَكِيمعاقِل
moudrý
klogvis
viisas
mudar
bölcs
hygginn, skynsamurvís, vitur, fróîur
賢い
현명한
sapiens
gudročiuskiaurai matytinelabai suprantantispaaiškintipasijuokimas
gudrsprātīgs
múdry
moderpameten
vis
เฉลียวฉลาด
khônkhôn ngoan

wise

1 [waɪz]
A. ADJ (wiser (compar) (wisest (superl)))
1. (= learned) [person] → sabio; [words] → sabio, acertado
he's a very wise manes un hombre muy sabio
the Three Wise Menlos Reyes Magos
she's very wise in the ways of the worldtiene mucha experiencia de la vida
she had grown wiser with agese había vuelto más prudente or juiciosa con los años
to get wise (esp US) → darse cuenta, caer en la cuenta
the police got wise to themla policía los caló
to get wise with sb (esp US) → hacerse el listo con algn
a wise moveuna idea acertada
I'm none the wiserme he quedado igual
nobody will be any the wisernadie se dará cuenta
to put sb wise to sthponer a algn al corriente or al tanto de algo
to be wise after the eventcriticar una vez que las cosas ya han pasado, criticar a posteriori
2. (= prudent) [precaution] → sabio; [decision, choice] → sabio, acertado
a map of the area would be a wise investmentsería aconsejable comprar un mapa del área
it would be wise to + INFINsería prudente + infin, sería aconsejable + infin
you'd be wise to acceptharías bien en aceptar
he was wise enough to refusetuvo la suficiente sensatez como para negarse
B. CPD wise guy Nlistillo/a m/f (pej)
wise guy, huh?¿tú te lo sabes todo, eh?, eres muy listo, ¿verdad?
wise man N (= sage) → sabio m; (= witch doctor) → hechicero m
wise woman N (= sage) → sabia f; (= witch doctor) → hechicera f
wise up VI + ADVespabilarse, avisparse
wise up!¡espabílate!
to wise up to sthcaer en la cuenta de algo

wise

2 (o.f.) [waɪz] N (frm) in this wisede esta guisa
in no wisede ningún modo

wise

[ˈwaɪz] adj
[person] → sage
to be none the wiser (= not understand) → n'être pas plus avancé(e)
I'm none the wiser → Je ne suis pas plus avancé.
no one will be any the wiser (= find out) → personne n'en saura rien
[decision, move, action, advice, choice] → sage
a wise decision → une sage décision
it is wise to do sth → il est sage de faire qch
It is wise to be prepared → Il est sage d'être préparé.
It would be wise to do it now → Il serait sage de le faire maintenant.
to get wise to sth (= find out) → s'apercevoir de qch
wise up
vi
to wise up to sth → réaliser qch

wise

:
wiseacre
nBesserwisser(in) m(f), → Neunmalkluge(r) mf
wisecrack
nWitzelei f; (pej)Stichelei f; to make a wise (about somebody/something)witzeln (über jdn/etw)
vtiwitzeln
wise guy
n (inf)Klugscheißer m (inf)

wise

1
adj (+er)weise; (= prudent, sensible) move, step etcklug, gescheit, vernünftig; (inf: = smart) → klug, schlau; a wise choiceeine kluge or gute Wahl; the Three Wise Mendie drei Weisen; to be wise in the ways of the worldLebenserfahrung haben, das Leben kennen; to be wise after the eventhinterher den Schlauen spielen or gut reden haben; I’m none the wiser (inf)ich bin nicht klüger als zuvor or vorher; nobody will be any the wiser (inf)niemand wird etwas (davon) merken or das spitzkriegen (inf); you’d be wise to …du tätest gut daran, …; it would be wise to accept the offeres wäre klug, das Angebot anzunehmen; you’d better get wise (US inf) → nimm endlich Vernunft an; to get wise to somebody/something (inf)jd/etw spitzkriegen (inf), → dahinterkommen, wie jd/etw ist; to be wise to somebody/something (inf)jdn/etw kennen; he fooled her twice, then she got wise to himzweimal hat er sie hereingelegt, dann ist sie ihm auf die Schliche gekommen; to put somebody wise to somebody/something (inf)jdn über jdn/etw aufklären (inf)

wise

2
n, no pl (old)Weise f; in this wiseauf diese Weise, so; in no wisein keiner Weise, keineswegs

wise

1 [waɪz] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) (gen, person) → saggio/a; (learned) → sapiente; (prudent, advice, remark) → prudente
a wise man → un saggio
the Three Wise Men → i Re Magi
to be wise after the event → giudicare con il senno di poi
it was wise of you not to do that → sei stato saggio a non farlo
I'm none the wiser → ne so quanto prima
to get wise to sb/sth (fam) → aprire gli occhi su qn/qc
to put sb wise to sb/sth (fam) → mettere qn al corrente di qn/qc
wise up vi + adv (esp Am) (fam) to wise up toaprire gli occhi su
wise up! → svegliati!

wise

2 [waɪz]
1. n (old) in no wiseaffatto, in nessun modo
in this wise → in tal guisa
2. adv ending workwiseper quel che riguarda il lavoro
how are we foodwise? → come stiamo a cibo?

wise

(waiz) adjective
1. having gained a great deal of knowledge from books or experience or both and able to use it well.
2. sensible. You would be wise to do as he suggests; a wise decision.
ˈwisely adverb
wisdom (ˈwizdəm) noun
Wisdom comes with experience.
wisdom tooth (ˈwizdəm-)
any one of the four back teeth cut after childhood, usually about the age of twenty.
ˈwisecrack noun
a joke.
wise guy
a person who (shows that he) thinks that he is smart, knows everything etc.
be wise to
to be fully aware of. He thinks I'm going to give him some money, but I'm wise to his plan.
none the wiser
not knowing any more than before. He tried to explain the rules to me, but I'm none the wiser.
put (someone) wise
to tell, inform (someone) of the real facts.

wise

حَكِيم moudrý vis weise σοφός sabio viisas sage mudar saggio 賢い 현명한 wijs klok mądry sábio мудрый vis เฉลียวฉลาด akıllı khôn ngoan 英明的

wise

n. cuerdo, prudente.
References in classic literature ?
It was not a wise thing to do, but I kept on worrying till an old man came in with an order for some clothes.
They can turn in the water like a flash, wherefore it is not wise to pat one on the tail lest it present its mouth instead.
The laundryman was a kind, wise old fellow, who paid his girls well, looked out for them, and gave them a good home.
He was an old solitary and a wise one, yet he was not wise enough to guess what it was all about.
But you are just a man, for an Indian; and as I suppose you hold their gifts, your fathers must have been brave warriors, and wise men at the council-fire.
Of course I never mention it to them any more--I am too wise,--but I keep watch of it all the same.
Miss Carr," he said, with boyish eagerness, "if any man suggested to me that your father wasn't the brightest and best of his kind-- too wise and clever for the fools about him to understand--I'd--I'd shoot him.
So wise, as well as antique, was their aspect, as to give color to the idea, not merely that they were the descendants of a time-honored race, but that they had existed, in their individual capacity, ever since the House of the Seven Gables was founded, and were somehow mixed up with its destiny.
seeing he wasn't going to stop saying over his "wise Stubb, wise Stubb," I thought I might as well fall to kicking the pyramid again.
Bekase why: would a wise man want to live in de mids' er sich a blim-blammin' all de time?
Such a sort of thing had not been known since the Wise Woman at Tarley died; and she had charms as well as "stuff": everybody went to her when their children had fits.
Tell me, do you not recollect that a few years ago, there were three tragedies acted in Spain, written by a famous poet of these kingdoms, which were such that they filled all who heard them with admiration, delight, and interest, the ignorant as well as the wise, the masses as well as the higher orders, and brought in more money to the performers, these three alone, than thirty of the best that have been since produced?