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  Dictionary Definition of wise

1. Frank Joseph Scott, 1897--1986, Australian Labor politician; premier of WA 1945--47.
2. Robert, born 1914, US film director and producer.
wise [1]
adjective wiser, wisest, verb

-- adjective
1. having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right.
2. characterised by or showing such power; shrewd, judicious, or prudent.
3. possessed of or characterised by scholarly knowledge or learning; learned; erudite: wise in the law.
4. having knowledge or information as to facts, circumstances, etc.: we are wiser for his explanations.
-- phrase
5. be wise to, Colloquial to be in the know about or alerted to (something implied): they tried to keep it secret, but he was wise ; I'm wise to your tricks.
6. get wise, Colloquial a. to face facts or realities. b. to learn something.
7. none the wiser, still in ignorance or confusion.
8. put wise, Colloquial a. to explain something (to someone, especially a naive person). b. to warn.
9. wise up, Colloquial a. to make aware; inform; alert. b. to become aware, informed, or alerted; face the realities.
[ME and OE wis, c. D wijs, G weise ]
-- wisely, adverb