wile

  • 1 Wile — Wile, n. [OE. wile, AS. w[=i]l; cf. Icel. v?l, v[ae]l. Cf. {Guile}.] A trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement. [1913 Webster] Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be …

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  • 2 WILE — can refer to:* WILE (AM), a radio station at 1270 AM licensed to Cambridge, Ohio * WILE FM, a radio station at 97.7 FM licensed to Byesville, Ohio …

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  • 3 wile — mid 12c., wil wile, trick, perhaps from O.N.Fr. *wile (O.Fr. guile), or directly from a Scandinavian source (Cf. O.N. vel trick, craft, fraud, vela defraud ). Perhaps ultimately related to O.E. wicca wizard (see WICCA (Cf. Wicca)). Lighter sense… …

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  • 4 Wile — Wile, v. t. 1. To practice artifice upon; to deceive; to beguile; to allure. [R.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw or turn away, as by diversion; to while or while away; to cause to pass pleasantly. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 wile — n artifice, feint, ruse, maneuver, *trick, stratagem, gambit, ploy Analogous words: *deception, fraud, trickery, chicanery, chicane: cunning, *deceit, duplicity, dissimulation, guile wile vb *while, beguile, fleet Analogous words: see those at …

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  • 6 wile — wile·ly; wile; …

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  • 7 wile — [wīl] n. [ME < Late OE wil < OE wigle, magic, divination, akin to wiglian, to take auspices, wicce, WITCH] 1. a sly trick; deceitful artifice; stratagem 2. a beguiling or coquettish trick usually used in pl. 3. Now Rare craftiness; guile vt …

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  • 8 wile — index artifice, bunko, contrivance, deception, device (contrivance), false pretense, hoax, imposture …

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  • 9 wile — [n] cunning angle, artfulness, artifice, cheating, chicane, chicanery, con*, contrivance, craft, craftiness, deceit, deception, device, dishonesty, dissimulation, dodge, feint, flimflam*, fraud, gambit, game, gimmick, guile, hoax, horseplay,… …

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  • 10 Wile — This unusual and interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and derives from the late Olde English pre 7th Century wil , mechanical contrivance, trick (Middle English wile ), ultimately from the Old Scandinavian vel , trick, also used in the… …

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  • 11 wile — /wuyl/, n., v., wiled, wiling. n. 1. a trick, artifice, or stratagem meant to fool, trap, or entice; device. 2. wiles, artful or beguiling behavior. 3. deceitful cunning; trickery. v.t. 4. to beguile, entice, or lure (usually fol. by away, from,… …

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  • 12 wile — 1. noun a) A trick or stratagem practiced for ensnaring or deception; a sly, insidious artifice He was seduced by her wiles. b) tomorrow Syn: beguilement, allurement, ule, wvle S …

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  • 13 wile — sb. == trick, deceit. Ritson’s AS. viii. 180. AS. wile …

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  • 14 wile — waɪl n. trick, cunning; lure, enticement v. plan a scheme; cheat, deceive; tempt, entice; pass time (when used as wile away ) …

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  • 15 wile — [[t]waɪl[/t]] n. v. wiled, wil•ing 1) a trick, artifice, or stratagem meant to fool, trap, or entice 2) wiles, artful or beguiling behavior 3) deceitful cunning; trickery 4) to beguile, entice, or lure (usu. fol. by away, from, into, etc.): The… …

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  • 16 wile — I. /waɪl / (say wuyl) noun 1. a trick, artifice, or stratagem. 2. (often plural) an artful or beguiling procedure. 3. deceitful cunning; trickery. –verb (t) (wiled, wiling) 4. to beguile, entice, or lure (away, from, into, etc.). {Middle English… …

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  • 17 wile — I. noun Etymology: Middle English wil, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse vēl deceit, artifice Date: 12th century 1. a trick or stratagem intended to ensnare or deceive; also a beguiling or playful trick 2. skill in outwitting ;… …

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  • 18 Wile — noun transferred from the surname. See Also: Wiles …

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  • 19 WILE — AM 1270, Cambridge, Ohio (Community » Radio Stations) …

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  • 20 wile — Synonyms and related words: Italian hand, Machiavellianism, acuteness, allure, ambidexterity, art, artful dodge, artfulness, artifice, astuteness, bad faith, bag of tricks, beguile, bestow, bewitch, blind, bluff, bosey, cageyness, callidity,… …

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