What is wise?

  • (adj): Able to take a broad view of negotiations between states.
    Synonyms: diplomatic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on wise:

... The term originated from Greek σόφισμα, sophisma, from σοφίζω, sophizo "I am wise" confer σοφιστής, sophistēs, meaning "wise-ist, one who does wisdom," and σοφός, sophós means "wise man" ...
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... Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE mission), a NASA-funded infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope Web-based Inquiry Science Environment Ground effect vehicle, also known as a Wing-In-Surf ...
Sage (Sophos)
... beings who do not do philosophy Gods and sages, because they are wise senseless people, because they think they are wise ... The philosopher is not wise but, aware that he is not wise, seeks wisdom, and loves wisdom ...
List Of Accidents And Incidents Involving Military Aircraft Before 1925 - 1861
... Mary Hoehling tells of the sudden appearance of John Wise who demanded that Prof ... Wise had legal papers upholding his purported authority ... Although Wise's arrival on the scene was tardy, he did inflate his balloon and proceeded toward the battlefield ...
Skip Wise
... Allen Harper Wise, Jr ... (born July 25, 1955), known as Skip Wise, was an American basketball player ... Wise was a sensation as a high school player at Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland ...

More definitions of "wise":

  • (adj): Marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters.
    Example: "A wise decision"
    Synonyms: judicious, sensible
  • (adj): Carefully considered.
    Synonyms: considered
  • (adj): Having or prompted by wisdom or discernment.
    Example: "A wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"
  • (noun): United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949).
    Synonyms: Stephen Samuel Wise
  • (adj): Evidencing the possession of inside information.
    Synonyms: knowing, wise to
  • (noun): United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900).
    Synonyms: Isaac Mayer Wise
  • (noun): A way of doing or being.
    Example: "In no wise"; "in this wise"

Famous quotes containing the word wise:

    A wise old owl lived in an oak;
    The more he saw the less he spoke;
    Edward Hersey Richards (b. 1874)

    Who knows what sort of life would result if we attained to purity? If I knew so wise a man as could teach me purity I would go to seek him forthwith.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    This fellow is wise enough to play the fool,
    And to do that well craves a kind of wit.
    He must observe their mood on whom he jests,
    The quality of persons, and the time,
    Not, like the haggard, check at every feather
    That comes before his eye. This is a practice
    As full of labor as a wise man’s art.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)