wile

[wahyl]
noun
1.
a trick, artifice, or stratagem meant to fool, trap, or entice; device.
2.
wiles, artful or beguiling behavior.
3.
deceitful cunning; trickery.
verb (used with object), wiled, wiling.
4.
to beguile, entice, or lure (usually followed by away, from, into, etc.): The music wiled him from his study.
Verb phrases
5.
wile away, to spend or pass (time), especially in a leisurely or pleasurable fashion: to wile away the long winter nights.

Origin:
1125–75; (noun) Middle English; late Old English wil, perhaps < Old Norse vēl artifice, earlier *wihl-

outwile, verb (used with object), outwiled, outwiling.

while, wile.


1, 2. deception, contrivance, maneuver. See trick. 3. chicanery, fraud.
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wile (waɪl)
 
n
1.  trickery, cunning, or craftiness
2.  (usually plural) an artful or seductive trick or ploy
 
vb
3.  (tr) to lure, beguile, or entice
 
[C12: from Old Norse vel craft; probably related to Old French wīle, Old English wīgle magic. See guile]

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wile
1154, wil "wile, trick," perhaps from O.N.Fr. *wile (O.Fr. guile), or directly from a Scand. source (cf. O.N. vel "trick, craft, fraud," vela "defraud"). Perhaps ultimately related to O.E. wicca "wizard" (see Wicca). Lighter sense of "amorous or playful trick" is from 1600.
Wily is attested from c.1300.
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The wile of deceased testified that her husband had been of intemperate habits for some years and had neglected his business.
The committee enables everyday people to do something worth wile and be rewarded for it.
So that it is impossible with that crafty wile and subtle train to turn anything to better.
Another benefit of not using voice commands is that you can scroll or zoom wile talking to other members of your squad.
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