|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; discretion; sagacity; skill; dexterity.|
It is hoped that our rulers will act with dignity and wisdom that they will yield everything to reason, and refuse everything to force.
|2.||The results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition.|
Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one,
Have ofttimes no connection. Knowledge dwells
In heads replete with thoughts of other men;
Wisdom, in minds attentive to their own.
Knowledge, a rude, unprofitable mass,
The mere materials with which wisdom builds,
Till smoothed, and squared, and fitted to its place,
Does but encumber whom it seems to enrich.
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
|Noun||1.||wisdom - accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment|
|2.||wisdom - the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight|
|3.||wisdom - ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight|
|4.||wisdom - the quality of being prudent and sensible|
|5.||Wisdom - an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC|
Synonyms: Wisdom of Solomon