Definition of wise man in US English:

wise man


  • A man versed in magic, witchcraft, or astrology.

    • ‘So they'd been told by wise men, who'd seen the light.’
    • ‘He calls his wise men, and he demands that they interpret the dreams.’
    • ‘They were the healers, the teachers, and the wise men and women others would turn to in times of trouble.’
    • ‘Each of the wise men had their own beliefs about the Holy Mountain and, of course, their own way of getting there.’
    • ‘Matthew describes the three men, not as kings, but as wise men or ‘Magi’.’
    prophet, prophetess, seer, sibyl, augur, wise woman, sage, oracle, prognosticator, prophesier, forecaster of the future, diviner, fortune teller, crystal gazer, clairvoyant, psychic, spiritualist, medium, palmist, palm reader
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