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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wilewaɪl(n.; v.)wiled, wil•ing.

  1. (n.)a trick, artifice, or stratagem meant to fool, trap, or entice.

  2. wiles, artful or beguiling behavior.

  3. deceitful cunning; trickery.

  4. (v.t.)to beguile, entice, or lure (usu. fol. by away, from, into, etc.):

    The music wiled him from his study.

  5. wile away, to spend or pass (time), esp. in a leisurely or pleasurable fashion.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of wile:

1125–75; (n.) ME; late OE wil

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan(noun)

    the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)


  1. wile(Noun)

    A trick or stratagem practiced for ensnaring or deception; a sly, insidious artifice

    He was seduced by her wiles.

  2. wile(Verb)

    To entice or lure

  3. wile(Verb)

    , "to pass the time".

    Here's a pleasant way to wile away the hours.

  4. Wile(ProperNoun)

    transferred from the surname.

  5. Origin: wile, an occupational surname for a trapper or a nickname for a wily person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wile(noun)

    a trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement

  2. Wile(verb)

    to practice artifice upon; to deceive; to beguile; to allure

  3. Wile(verb)

    to draw or turn away, as by diversion; to while or while away; to cause to pass pleasantly


  1. WILE

    WILE is a radio station broadcasting a Sports radio format. Licensed to Cambridge, Ohio, USA. The station is currently owned by Avc Communications and features programing from ESPN Radio and Fox News Radio. Programming is simulcast on an FM translator broadcasting at 107.9 FM.


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