Associations to the word «Wise»


WISE, adjective. Showing good judgement or the benefit of experience.
WISE, adjective. (colloquial) Disrespectful.
WISE, verb. To become wise.
WISE, verb. (ergative) (slang) Usually with "up", to inform or learn.
WISE, noun. (archaic) Way, manner, method.
WISE, verb. (dialectal) to instruct
WISE, verb. (dialectal) to advise; induce
WISE, verb. (dialectal) to show the way, guide
WISE, verb. (dialectal) to direct the course of, pilot
WISE, verb. (dialectal) to cause to turn
WISE, proper noun. A surname​.
WISE, acronym. (aviation) (nautical) (adjective) Acronym of wing-in-surface effect.
WISE, acronym. (space science) (US) Acronym of w:Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. (It is a NASA infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope that performed an all-sky astronomical survey with images in 3-22 μm wavelength bands.)
WISE APPLE, noun. (idiomatic) A smart aleck.
WISE APPLE, noun. (idiomatic) (attributive) (usually hyphenated) Having the manner of a smart aleck.
WISE GAL, noun. A female wise guy.
WISE GALS, noun. Plural of wise gal
WISE GUY, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see wise,‎ guy.
WISE GUY, noun. One who is insolent or flippant; one who makes jokes or perpetrates pranks.
WISE GUY, noun. A knowledgable or successful sports bettor.
WISE GUY, noun. (slang) A member of the Mafia; a mobster
WISE GUYS, noun. Plural of wise guy
WISE MAN, noun. A man who is wise.
WISE MAN, noun. A man who is a sage or seer.
WISE MAN, noun. A magus or wizard, now especially one of the three biblical magi.
WISE MEN, noun. Plural of wise man
WISE UP, verb. (intransitive) To become informed, to inform oneself of something.

Dictionary definition

WISE, noun. A way of doing or being; "in no wise"; "in this wise".
WISE, noun. United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949).
WISE, noun. United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900).
WISE, adjective. Having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment".
WISE, adjective. Marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision".
WISE, adjective. Evidencing the possession of inside information.
WISE, adjective. 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!".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope