Definition of wise in English:



  • The manner or extent of something.

    ‘he did it this wise’


  • in no wise

    • archaic Not at all.

      • ‘‘Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out ‘.’
      • ‘He knows that his view is fraudulent, but that in no wise affects his ability to believe it.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Yes, I rule on it and my ruling is that I am in no wise disqualified from hearing the case.’


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