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wise1 British & World English

Having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgement

wise2 British & World English

The manner or extent of something

-wise British & World English

Forming adjectives and adverbs of manner or respect such as clockwise, otherwise

wise English Thesaurus

a wise old man

all-wise British & World English

Knowing everything

wise guy British & World English

A person who makes sarcastic or cheeky remarks to demonstrate their cleverness

wise man British & World English

A man versed in magic, witchcraft, or astrology

wise saw British & World English

A proverbial saying

penny wise British & World English

Extremely careful about the way one spends even small amounts of money

wise woman British & World English

A woman considered to be knowledgeable in matters such as herbal healing, magic charms, or other traditional lore

worldly-wise British & World English

Prepared by experience for life’s difficulties; not easily shocked or deceived

worldly-wise English Thesaurus

Lisa was sufficiently worldly-wise to understand the situation

Three Wise Men British & World English

Another name for the Magi.

wise to in wise1 British & World English

Aware of, especially so as to know how to act

a word to the wise British & World English

A hint or brief explanation given, that being all that is required

be wise after the event British & World English

Understand and assess a situation only after its implications have become obvious

penny wise and pound foolish British & World English

Careful and economical in small matters while being wasteful or extravagant in large ones

bitwise British & World English

Denoting an operator in a programming language which manipulates the individual bits in a byte or word

endways British & World English

With the end facing upwards, forwards, or towards the viewer

edgeways British & World English

With the edge uppermost or towards the viewer

sidewise British & World English

Another term for sideways.

stepwise British & World English

In a series of distinct stages; not continuously

coastwise British & World English

Along or connected with the coast

crosswise British & World English

In the form of a cross

Morecambe, Eric British & World English

(1926–84), English comedian; born John Eric Bartholomew. In 1941 he formed a double act with comedian Ernie Wise (1925–99) that led to the enduringly popular TV series The Morecambe and Wise Show (1961–76)

streetwise British & World English

Having the experience and knowledge necessary to deal with the potential difficulties or dangers of life in an urban environment

widthways British & World English

In a direction parallel with a thing’s width

wise to in wise English Thesaurus

Alpine climbers have been wise to these techniques for years

Ernie Wise in Morecambe, Eric British & World English

(1926–84), English comedian; born John Eric Bartholomew. In 1941 he formed a double act with comedian Ernie Wise (1925–99) that led to the enduringly popular TV series The Morecambe and Wise Show (1961–76)

be wise after the event in wise1 British & World English

Understand and assess a situation only after its implications have become obvious

a word to the wise in word British & World English

A hint or brief explanation given, that being all that is required

penny wise and pound foolish in penny wise British & World English

Careful and economical in small matters while being wasteful or extravagant in large ones

put someone wise in wise English Thesaurus

I suppose Lucy put you wise


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