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Wise \Wise\ (w[imac]z), a. [Compar. Wiser (w[imac]z"[~e]r); superl. Wisest.] [OE. wis, AS. w[imac]s; akin to OS. & OFries. w[imac]s, D. wijs, G. weise, OHG. w[imac]s, w[imac]si, Icel. v[imac]ss, Sw. vis, Dan. viis, Goth. weis; akin to wit, v. i. See Wit, v., and cf. Righteous, Wisdom.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned. [1913 Webster] They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. --Jer. iv. 22. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] When clouds appear, wise men put their cloaks. --Shak. [1913 Webster] From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation. --2 Tim. iii. 15. [1913 Webster] 3. Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty. [R.] "Thou art . . . no novice, but a governor wily and wise." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Nor, on the other side, Will I be penuriously wise As to make money, that's my slave, my idol. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] Lords do not care for me: I am too wise to die yet. --Ford. [1913 Webster] 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." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster] A very grave, state bachelor, my dainty one; He's wise in years, and of a temperate warmth. --Ford. [1913 Webster] You are too wise in years, too full of counsel, For my green experience. --Ford. [1913 Webster]