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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wise /ˈwaɪz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wise a. [Compar. Wiser superl. Wisest.]
 1. Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.
    They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.   --Jer. iv. 22.
 2. Hence, especially, making due use of knowledge; discerning and judging soundly concerning what is true or false, proper or improper; choosing the best ends and the best means for accomplishing them; sagacious.
    When clouds appear, wise men put their cloaks.   --Shak.
    From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation.   --2 Tim. iii. 15.
 3. Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination.
 Fal.  There was, mine host, an old fat woman even now with me; but she's gone.
 Sim.  Pray you, sir, was't not the wise woman of Brentford?   --Shak.
 4. Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.  [R.]  “Thou art . . . no novice, but a governor wily and wise.”
 Nor, on the other side,
 Will I be penuriously wise
 As to make money, that's my slave, my idol.   --Beau. & Fl.
 Lords do not care for me:
 I am too wise to die yet.   --Ford.
 5. Dictated or guided by wisdom; containing or exhibiting wisdom; well adapted to produce good effects; judicious; discreet; as, a wise saying; a wise scheme or plan; wise conduct or management; a wise determination.  “Eminent in wise deport.”
 To make it wise, to make it a matter of deliberation.  [Obs.]  “We thought it was not worth to make it wise.” --Chaucer.
 Wise in years, old enough to be wise; wise from age and experience; hence, aged; old. [Obs.]
 A very grave, state bachelor, my dainty one;
 He's wise in years, and of a temperate warmth.   --Ford.
 You are too wise in years, too full of counsel,
 For my green experience.   --Ford.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 wise, a.  Way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.  “All armed in complete wise.”
    To love her in my beste wyse.   --Chaucer.
    This song she sings in most commanding wise.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 Let not these blessings then, sent from above,
 Abused be, or spilt in profane wise.   --Fairfax.
 Note:This word is nearly obsolete, except in such phrases as in any wise, in no wise, on this wise, etc. Fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.” --Ps. xxxvii. 8. “He shall in no wise lose his reward.” --Matt. x. 42. On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel.” --Num. vi. 23.
 Note:Wise is often used as a suffix in composition, as in likewise, nowise, lengthwise, etc., in which words -ways is often substituted with the same sense; as, noways, lengthways, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise
             leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment" [ant: foolish]
      2: marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in
         practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a
         sensible manager"; "a wise decision" [syn: judicious, sensible]
      3: evidencing the possession of inside information [syn: knowing,
          wise(p), wise to(p)]
      4: able to take a broad view of negotiations between states
         [syn: diplomatic]
      5: carefully considered; "a considered opinion" [syn: considered]
      n 1: a way of doing or being; "in no wise"; "in this wise"
      2: United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
         [syn: Stephen Samuel Wise]
      3: United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united
         reform Jewish organizations in the United States
         (1819-1900) [syn: Isaac Mayer Wise]