-wise meaning, -wise definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       comb in adv   -wise is added to nouns to form adverbs indicating that something is the case when considering the particular thing mentioned.  
ADV with cl  
Career-wise, this illness couldn't have come at a worse time..., It was a much better day weather-wise...     
2       comb in adv   -wise is added to nouns to form adverbs indicating that someone behaves in the same way as the person or thing that is mentioned.  
ADV after v   (=-like)  
We were housed student-wise in dormitory rooms...     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    aware, clever, clued-up     (informal)   discerning, enlightened, erudite, informed, intelligent, judicious, knowing, perceptive, politic, prudent, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sage, sapient, sensible, shrewd, sound, understanding, well-advised, well-informed  
2    put wise        (slang)   alert, apprise, clue in or up     (informal)   inform, let (someone) into the secret, notify, tell, tip off, warn  
1    daft     (informal)   foolish, injudicious, rash, silly, stupid, unintelligent, unwise  

experienced, knowing, sophisticated, worldly  
   callow, inexperienced, ingenuous, innocent, jejune, naive, unsophisticated, unworldly  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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a person - including intelligent programs - that uses computer or internet services
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
Care Traduction difficulty !
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
prolegomena -an introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
bouche en coeur au sage, coeur en bouche au fou
1:to utter taunting words 2:to deride or tease with taunting words 'The Gridiron Show group joked with and gibed at those in the Memphis power structure, politicians mostly. Rarely did anyone get their feelings hurt by the skits in the shows…." — Toby Sells, Memphis Magazine, December 2014
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly—sometimes called "Assisted Living" or "Board and Care" facilities
à bon entendeur, il ne faut qu'une parole
ce n'est pas à l'habit qu'il porte qu'on reconnaît l'homme sage, mais à ses oeuvres
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