What does WILE mean?

Definitions for WILEwaɪl

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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

  4. Origin: [OE. wile, AS. wl; cf. Icel. vl, vl. Cf. Guile.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wile

    wīl, n. a trick: a sly artifice.—v.t. to beguile, inveigle: coax, cajole: to make to pass easily or pleasantly (confused with while).—adj. Wile′ful, full of wiles. [A.S. wíl, wíle; Ice. vél, væl, a trick. Doublet guile.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WILE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WILE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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