Definition of "wile" [wile]

  • (noun) A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
  • (noun) A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure: the wiles of a skilled negotiator.
  • (noun) Trickery; cunning.
  • (verb-transitive) To influence or lead by means of wiles; entice.
  • (verb-transitive) To pass (time) agreeably: wile away a Sunday afternoon.

Use "wile" in a sentence

  • "  I see the only way I'm going to get through this is to do what I used to call the wile-aways."
  • "I see the only way I'm going to get through this is to do what I used to call the wile-aways."
  • "As for the song itself, when it gets going (i.e. after a warm-up of thirty of your seconds that I feel are unnecessarily long and thirty-secondish), it is very, very pleasant indeed, even though I do not know what 'wile' means."

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