Wile

Definition of Wile

n.1.A trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement.
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
- Eph. vi. 11.
Not more almighty to resist our might,
Than wise to frustrate all our plots and wiles.
- Milton.
v. t.1.To practice artifice upon; to deceive; to beguile; to allure.
2.To draw or turn away, as by diversion; to while or while away; to cause to pass pleasantly.

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