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Meaning of STRATAGEM

Pronunciation:  'stratujum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a maneuver in a game or conversation
  2. [n]  an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
 

STRATAGEM is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: contrivance, dodge, gambit, ploy
 
 See Also: maneuver, manoeuvre, plant, scheme, strategy, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, wangle, wangling

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Strat"a*gem\, n. [F. stratag[`e]me (cf. Sp.
estratagema, It. stratagemma), L. strategema, Gr. ?, fr. ? to
be leader of an army, fr. ? a general; ? an army (probably as
being spread out; cf. {Stratum}) + ? to lead. See {Agent}.]
An artifice or trick in war for deceiving the enemy; hence,
in general, artifice; deceptive device; secret plot; evil
machination.

      Fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. --Shak.

      Those oft are stratagems which error seem, Nor is it
      Homer nods, but we that dream.           --Pope.

 

 

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