What does the word wise mean?

Usage examples for wise

  1. But Mr. M'Carthy was far too wise to fight the question, so he sat down. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. " It was," said the Wise Woman. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  3. But if he be a lord- Ah, indeed- a wise 'if'! – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green