- -wise [ waız ] suffix1. ) speaking of or referring to: used with many nouns, verbs, and adjectives:It was a poor show, talent-wise (=speaking of talent).weather-wise (=referring to the weather)2. ) in the direction of: used with some nouns and adjectives:lengthwise (=from one end to another)cross-wise (=in a cross direction)
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.