from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge. See Synonyms at wile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a trick
- n. guile
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An artifice; trick; stratagem; wile; fraud; deceit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fall.
- To slide down a declivity with a rustling noise.
- To give way; fall back; retreat; use tricks for the purpose of escaping.
- n. The use of artifice or trickery; also, a stratagem.
- n. Synonyms Manœuver, Trick, etc. See artifice and stratagem.
- A Middle English or dialectal form of roose. Cath. Ang.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
Middle English, detour, dodging, from Old French, from ruser, to drive back; see rush1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French ruse ("evasive movements of a pursued animal"), with conflicting Latin origins. (Wiktionary)