Hungarian-born American religious leader who was an ardent Zionist and founded the World Jewish Congress (1936).
1. Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious: a wise leader.
a. Exhibiting common sense; prudent: a wise decision.
b. Shrewd; crafty.
3. Having great learning; erudite.
4. Provided with information; informed. Used with to:was wise to the politics of the department.
5. Slang Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
To make or become aware, informed, or sophisticated.
[Middle English, from Old English ws; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]
Method or manner of doing; way: in no wise; in any wise.
[Middle English, from Old English wse; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]
wise /waz/ adj.wiser, wisest1 showing good judgment based on experience: Taking care of your health is the wise thing to do.2 having good judgment: She is a wise old woman, so others seek her advice. phrasal v. [I] wised, wising, wisesto wise up: to learn the right information: The new student had to wise up to a new set of rules in his new school.-adv.wisely.