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wise

EN[waɪz] [-aɪz]
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    Definition of wise in English Dictionary

  • NounPLwisesSUF-wise
    1. (archaic) Way, manner, method.
    2. VerbSGwisesPRwisingPT, PPwised
      1. To become wise.
        1. (ergative) SLA Usually with "up", to inform or learn.
          1. Mo wised him up about his situation.
          2. After Mo had a word with him, he wised up.
        2. (dialectal) to instruct.
          1. (dialectal) to advise; induce.
            1. (dialectal) to show the way, guide.
              1. (dialectal) to direct the course of, pilot.
                1. (dialectal) to cause to turn.
                2. AdjectiveCOMwiserSUPwisest
                  1. Showing good judgement or the benefit of experience.
                    1. Storing extra food for the winter was a wise decision.
                    2. They were considered the wise old men of the administration.
                    3. "It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish" - Aeschylus
                  2. COL Disrespectful.
                    1. Don't get wise with me!
                3. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • The substitute soon got wise to their particular tricks.
                    • He bare a burden ybound with a broad list, / In a withewyndes wise ybounden about. — Piers Plowman.
                    • Her reputation for being a wise guy made her new teachers hesitant about having her in their classes.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adjectives
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Ergative verbs
                      Related Links:
                      1. en wiser
                      2. en wisely
                      3. en wiseacre
                      4. en wisen
                      5. en wised
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                      Meaning of wise for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "wise" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb.
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