Wile en


  1. (v. t.) To draw or turn away, as by diversion; to while or while away; to cause to pass pleasantly.
  2. (v. t.) To practice artifice upon; to deceive; to beguile; to allure.
  3. (noun) A trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement.
Word: wile
Pronunciation of wile: 'wI(&)l
Function of wile: noun
Origin of wile: Middle English wil, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse vEl deceit, artifice
1 : a trick or stratagem intended to ensnare or deceive; also : a beguiling or playful trick
2 : skill in outwitting : TRICKERY, GUILE
synonym see TRICK

Synonyms of wile

Chicanery, Guile, Trickery,