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Definition of the noun wisdom

What does wisdom mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wisdoms

  1. accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
  2. the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
  3. ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
  4. the quality of being prudent and sensible
  5. an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of Wisdom: Wisdom of Solomon
    • instance of: book = a major division of a long written composition
    • part of: Apocrypha = 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; sapiential book / wisdom book / wisdom literature = any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom


  1. "Wisdom" is a 1986 American romantic crime film written and directed by its star Emilio Estevez in his filmmaking debut. The film also stars Demi Moore, along with Tom Skeritt and Veronica Cartwright as Estevez's parents. The end credits song is "Home Again" by Oingo Boingo and the score by Danny Elfman.
  2. "Wisdom": A DVD documentary companion to the Wisdom photography book by Andrew Zuckerman.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released on (7 years ago)


  1. "Wisdom" a.k.a. "Book of Wisdom" or Wisdom of Solomon, sometimes referred to simply as Wisdom or the Book of the Wisdom of Solomon, is one of the books of the Bible that is considered deuterocanonical by some churches such as the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church, and non-canonical or apocryphal by others such as the Protestant Churches. It is one of the seven Sapiential or wisdom books included with the Septuagint, along with Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Sirach.
  2. "Wisdom": Inspired by the idea that wisdom is the greatest gift one generation can give to another, award-winning photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman interviewed, photographed and filmed 50 of the world’s great writers, actors, artists, designers, politicians, musicians and religious and business leaders of our time. He posed seven questions to each of his subjects—all over 65 years of age—and their candid responses offer uniquely inspirational and often surprising insights.
    • also known as Wisdom: The Greatest Gift One Generation Can Give To Another
    • released in (7 years ago)


Wisdom is a fictional character from the anime series Futari wa Pretty Cure.

  • also known as Wizudamu, The Guardian, Bannin


  1. "Wisdom" was the third single released by David Gray, released on 5 July 1993, and taken from his debut album A Century Ends. The single and its B-sides were later included on the 2001 compilation The EPs 1992–1994.
  2. "Wisdom" is 16 Volt's debut album, which was released in 1993 under the Re-constriction label.
  3. "Wisdom" is a musical album of Danny Elfman, soundtrack.
    • also known as Wisdom Soundtrack
    • released on (25 years ago)
  4. "Wisdom" is a composition.
  5. "Wisdom" is a musical album of Bob Marley & Peter Tosh.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  6. "Wisdom" is a composition.
  7. "Wisdom" is a composition.
  8. "Wisdom" is a musical album of Wisdom.
    • released in (13 years ago)


  1. Wisdom a.k.a. Andre Wisdom: Andre Alexander Shaquille Wisdom is an English footballer who plays for West Bromwich Albion as a defender, on loan from Liverpool.
  2. Wisdom a.k.a. Linda Randall Wisdom is an American author of contemporary romance novels.
  3. Wisdom is a hip hop and reggae musical artist from Santa Rosa, CA.

There are other people with in their name, like Tim Wisdom, Tom Wisdom, Jack Wisdom, Jean Wisdom, John Wisdom, Crazy wisdom, David Wisdom, Frank Wisdom, Jaqui Wisdom and many others.


Wisdom is a Hungarian power metal band from Budapest. Formed in the fall of 2001, the group is known for its practice of basing each song on a well-known quotation. Many of the band's lyrics and all of the album covers center on the story of an old man, a cult figure called Wiseman.


  1. Wisdom is a census-designated place in Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. The population was 98 at the 2010 census. The ZIP Code of the area is 59761.
  2. Wisdom a.k.a. Wisdom, Kentucky: Wisdom is an unincorporated community located in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, United States. It was also known as Nicols and Old Randolph.
  3. Wisdom a.k.a. Wisdom, Missouri: Wisdom is an unincorporated community in Benton County, Missouri, United States. Wisdom is located on Hogles Creek 7.4 miles southwest of Warsaw.


  1. Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. Wisdom has been regarded as one of four cardinal virtues; and as a virtue, it is a habit or disposition to perform the action with the highest degree of adequacy under any given circumstance. This implies a possession of knowledge or the seeking thereof in order to apply it to the given circumstance. This involves an understanding of people, things, events, situations, and the willingness as well as the ability to apply perception, judgement, and action in keeping with the understanding of what is the optimal course of action. It often requires control of one's emotional reactions so that the universal principle of reason prevails to determine one's action. In short, wisdom is a disposition to find the truth coupled with an optimum judgement as to what actions should be taken in order to deliver the correct outcome.
  2. Wisdom: The personification of wisdom, typically as a righteous woman, is a motif found in religious and philosophical texts, most notably in the Book of Proverbs in the Hebrew Bible and other Jewish and Christian texts.
  3. Wisdom was a television series of half-hour interviews conducted by the NBC between 1957 and 1965. The series featured interviews with distinguished guests who were notable experts in the arts, physical and social sciences and in politics at the time. The series has not aired in the last 50 years and appears to have not been released for home video, but does remain accessible through a multitude of databases including the Library of American Broadcasting through several universities in the United States and around the world.

Phrases with Wisdom

Phrases starting with the word Wisdom:

  1. wisdom book
  2. wisdom tooth
  3. Wisdom-Tooth
  4. wisdom literature
  5. wisdom of solomon
  6. Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach
  7. wisdom of jesus the son of sirach

Phrases ending with the word Wisdom:

  1. god's wisdom
  2. Word of Wisdom
  3. Pearl of Wisdom
  4. Conventional wisdom

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wisdom

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Google previewThe Scientific Basis of Morality (1899)

by George Gore

Wisdom is the chief guide of life, and its warnings are predictions, telling us before events occur what will happen ; it is also the...

Wisdom is a commanding virtue, the most comprehensive attainment, the synonym of universal goodness; altruism could not largely exist without it.

Practical wisdom is an efl'ect of complete obedience to moral rules founded upon great natural truths, and its effects are ...

Google previewLiving Well (2004)

Taking Care of Yourself in the Middle and Later Years by James F. Fries

Wisdom is the essence of mature intelligence. It is not available to the young.

Google previewConformed to His Image (2009)

by Kenneth D. Boa

A Skillful Life According to Proverbs, wisdom is a gem with many facets: insight, counsel, prudence, understanding, discernment, discipline, competence, discretion, instruction, guidance, knowledge, and righteousness. But the fundamental ...

Google previewChristology in the Making (1996)

A New Testament Inquiry Into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation by James D. G. Dunn

Wisdom is a divine being, an independent deity, as in the near...

Google previewConfiguration Management (2016)

Implementation, Principles, and Applications for Manufacturing Industries by Joseph Sorrentino

Missing tribal wisdom means that you have to keep looking for the latest and greatest in technology, software, hardware, and so on. It will get to the point where you will be so engrossed in the “new-newer-newest” syndrome that you will be up ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Wit and Wisdom (1897)

A Collection of Over Nine Thousand Anecdotes, and Illustrations of Life, Character, Humor and Pathos

" The next day the stranger returned, asked for the same things, and retired in the same manner as 674 WIT AND WISDOM.

Google previewThe Philosophical Dictionary: Or, The Opinions Of Modern Philosophers On Metaphysical, Moral, And Political Subjects (1786)

In Four Volumes by Franz Xaver Schwediauer

WISDOM and Virtue, relative Terms. That there is a natural disference between merit and demerit,- virtue and vice, wisdom and folly, no reasonable man will deny. Yet it is evident, that in afsixing the term which denotes either our approbation ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 10: Law and Politics by James W. Ely Jr., Bradley G. Bond

Wisdom also wrote landmark opinions in cases that involved jury discrimination, voting rights, and affirmative action in employment, as well as in fields of law besides civil rights. Congress in 1994 named the historic ...

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Quotes about Wisdom

When your heart swells
With what it has earned
Your wisdom would weep.
When your wisdom dawns
With what it has gained
Your heart would weep.

Heart is blind to truth.
Wisdom is blind to mirth.
17.03.2001, Pmd. (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of W4I1S1D2O1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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