Wisdom

  • 1 Wisdom — is a concept of personal gaining of knowledge, understanding, experience, discretion, and intuitive understanding, along with a capacity to apply these qualities well towards finding solutions to problems. It is the judicious and purposeful… …

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  • 2 Wisdom — Wis dom ( d[u^]m), n. [AS. w[imac]sd[=o]m. See {Wise}, a., and { dom}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Wisdom — Données clés Titre original Wisdom Réalisation Emilio Estévez Robert Wise (non crédité) Scénario Emilio Estévez Acteurs principaux Demi Moore Emilio Estévez T …

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  • 4 Wisdom — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Jack Wisdom (* 1953), amerikanischer Physiker Arthur John Terence Dibben Wisdom, besser bekannt als John Wisdom (1904 1993), britischer Philosoph Norman Wisdom (1915–2010), britischer Schauspieler Tom… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 wisdom — O.E. wisdom, from wis (see WISE (Cf. wise) (adj.)) + DOM (Cf. dom). A common Gmc. compound (Cf. O.S., O.Fris. wisdom, O.N. visdomr, O.H.G. wistuom wisdom, Ger. Weistum judicial sentence serving as a precedent ). Wisdom teeth …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 wisdom — I noun acumen, astuteness, caliber, clear thinking, cognition, common sense, comprehension, discernment, discretion, edification, enlightenment, erudition, experience, good judgment, information, insight, intellectuality, intelligence, knowledge …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 Wisdom — Wisdom, MT U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 114 Housing Units (2000): 88 Land area (2000): 0.949779 sq. miles (2.459917 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007316 sq. miles (0.018949 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.957095 sq.… …

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  • 8 Wisdom, MT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 114 Housing Units (2000): 88 Land area (2000): 0.949779 sq. miles (2.459917 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007316 sq. miles (0.018949 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.957095 sq. miles (2.478866 …

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  • 9 wisdom — [wiz′dəm] n. [ME < OE < wis, WISE1 + dom, DOM] 1. the quality of being wise; power of judging rightly and following the soundest course of action, based on knowledge, experience, understanding, etc.; good judgment; sagacity 2. learning;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Wisdom —    Wisdom Depends on a Kind of Emergent Competence    The emergence of a competency factor seems to imply that wisdom must rest on a sound foundation and that the superior abilities of wise people are rooted in a necessary prerequisite level of… …

    Historical dictionary of quotations in cognitive science

  • 11 wisdom — judgment, *sense, gumption Analogous words: discretion, *prudence, foresight: judiciousness, sageness, saneness, sapience (see corresponding adjectives at WISE): sagacity, perspicacity, shrewdness (see corresponding adjectives at SHREWD) Antonyms …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 wisdom — [n] insight, common sense acumen, astuteness, balance, brains*, caution, circumspection, clear thinking, comprehension, discernment, discrimination, enlightenment, erudition, experience, foresight, good judgment, gumption*, horse sense*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 wisdom — ► NOUN 1) the quality of being wise. 2) the body of knowledge and experience that develops within a specified society or period …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 wisdom — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, great, profound ▪ accepted, common, conventional, folk, perceived, popular, prevailing …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 wisdom — n. 1) to impart wisdom 2) to doubt, question smb. s wisdom (to question the wisdom of an action) 3) (the) conventional wisdom; infinite wisdom 4) the wisdom to + inf. (will they have the wisdom to make the correct choice?) 5) of wisdom (a person… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 wisdom — Not so much an intellectual gift in the OT as a technical skill (Exod. 36:8) or ability to live satisfactorily (Prov. 1:5–12). Above all wisdom is a quality or attribute of God, who created the world (Prov. 8:22–31) and gave Israel the Law… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 17 wisdom — wis|dom [ wızdəm ] noun uncount ** 1. ) the ability to make good decisions based on knowledge and experience: The Egyptian leader was praised for his courage, wisdom, and flexibility. 2. ) knowledge that you have gained over a long period: the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 wisdom — [[t]wɪ̱zdəm[/t]] wisdoms 1) N UNCOUNT Wisdom is the ability to use your experience and knowledge in order to make sensible decisions or judgements. ...the patience and wisdom that comes from old age. ...a great man, who spoke words of great… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 wisdom */*/ — UK [ˈwɪzdəm] / US noun [uncountable] 1) the ability to make good decisions based on knowledge and experience The Egyptian leader was praised for his courage and wisdom. 2) knowledge that you have gained over a long period the fount of all wisdom… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 wisdom — wis|dom [ˈwızdəm] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: wis; WISE1] 1.) good sense and judgment, based especially on your experience of life ▪ a man of great wisdom question/doubt the wisdom of (doing) sth ▪ Local people are questioning the wisdom of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English