verb (used with object), wiled, wil·ing.
Origin of wile
Examples from the Web for wiles
Wiles initially denied that he had performed as Mona Sinclair to the Winston-Salem Journal before eventually coming clean.
For Wiles, appearing in Web series has been an enriching experience.Introducing ‘School of Thrones’: ‘Game of Thrones’ Parody Web Series|Molly Taylor|March 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the race to snatch children from the tightening noose around the Warsaw ghetto, she must use all her wiles.
The neocons and their allies have lost their administration but not their agenda or their wiles.
But truth be told, women have used their wiles and charms to get ahead for years.
Large, robust, and full of wiles, the great crabs are a very combative race.The Sea|Jules Michelet
If you are a fisherman you impute all sorts of wiles to the fish.Behind the Mirrors|Clinton W. Gilbert
"I wish you a good journey," said Wiles, as he drove from the shed as Bill entered.The Story of a Mine|Bret Harte
It was a long chase; for the old grey boar was speedy, cunning, and a master of wiles.The Jungle Girl|Gordon Casserly
The plot worked; Francis was fascinated, falling an easy prey to the wiles of the wanton Anne.Women of Modern France (Illustrated)|Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
British Dictionary definitions for wiles
Word Origin for wile
Word Origin and History for wiles
mid-12c., wil "wile, trick," perhaps from Old North French *wile (Old French guile), or directly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse vel "trick, craft, fraud," vela "defraud"). Perhaps ultimately related to Old English wicca "wizard" (see Wicca). Lighter sense of "amorous or playful trick" is from c.1600. Wily is attested from c.1300.