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Meaning of WILE

Pronunciation:  wIl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

WILE is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: chicanery, guile, shenanigan, trickery
 See Also: deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, jugglery, put-on



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
          Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to
          stand against the wiles of the devil.    --Eph. vi. 11.
          Not more almighty to resist our might, Than wise to
          frustrate all our plots and wiles.       --Milton.
  2. \Wile\, v. t.
    1. To practice artifice upon; to deceive; to beguile; to
       allure. [R.] --Spenser.
    2. To draw or turn away, as by diversion; to while or while
       away; to cause to pass pleasantly. --Tennyson.