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guile


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guile  \Guile\,  n.  [OE.  guile,  gile,  OF  guile;  of  German  origin, 
  and  the  same  word  as  E.  wile.  See  {Wile}.] 
  Craft;  deceitful  cunning;  artifice;  duplicity;  wile;  deceit; 
  treachery. 
 
  Behold  an  Israelite  indeed,  in  whom  is  no  guile.  --John 
  i.  47. 
 
  To  wage  by  force  or  guile  eternal  war.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guile  \Guile\,  v.  t.  [OF.  guiler.  See  {Guile},  n.] 
  To  disguise  or  conceal;  to  deceive  or  delude.  [Obs.] 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guile 
  n  1:  shrewdness  as  demonstrated  by  being  skilled  in  deception 
  [syn:  {craft},  {craftiness},  {cunning},  {foxiness},  {slyness}, 
  {wiliness}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  crafty  [syn:  {craftiness},  {deceitfulness}] 
  3:  the  use  of  tricks  to  deceive  someone  (usually  to  extract 
  money  from  them)  [syn:  {trickery},  {chicanery},  {wile},  {shenanigan}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  GUILE 
  GNU's  Ubiquitous  Intelligent  Language  for  Extension  (GNU) 
 
 




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