Definition of wise in English:



  • The manner or extent of something.

    ‘he did it this wise’


  • in no wise

    • archaic Not at all.

      • ‘The ‘welcome’ signs, artfully disposed, make it clear that hospitality is merely an allusive flavor; they are in no wise meant to be taken literally.’
      • ‘Yes, I rule on it and my ruling is that I am in no wise disqualified from hearing the case.’
      • ‘He knows that his view is fraudulent, but that in no wise affects his ability to believe it.’
      • ‘‘Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out ‘.’
      • ‘It is admitted that he did sincerely believe in the soundness of his ship; but the sincerity of his conviction can in no wise help him, because he had no right to believe on such evidence as was before him.’


Old English wīse, of Germanic origin; related to wit.