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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
                    • This is in noe wise to bee withsaid, for it is the King's honour.
                    • He wasn't just getting wise, he was getting wise to my mother.
                    • A considerable observation of Plato's, that it is not only moral vitiosity, which inclines men to atheize, but also an affectation of seeming wiser than the generality of mankind; [...]
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adjectives
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Ergative verbs
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                      1. en wiser
                      2. en wisely
                      3. en wiseacre
                      4. en wises
                      5. en wisen
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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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