1. To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.

The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Gen. iii. 13.

2. To elude, or evade by craft; to foil. [Obs.]

When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage.

3. To cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.

Ballads . . . to beguile his incessant wayfaring.
W. Irving.

Syn. — To delude; deceive; cheat; insnare; mislead; amuse; divert; entertain.

(Be*guile"ment) n. The act of beguiling, or the state of being beguiled.

(Be*guil"er) n. One who, or that which, beguiles.

(Be*guil"ing), a. Alluring by guile; deluding; misleading; diverting.Be*guil"ing*ly, adv.

(||Be`guin") n. [F.] See Beghard.

(||Be`gui`nage") n. [F.] A collection of small houses surrounded by a wall and occupied by a community of Beguines.

(||Be`guine") n. [F. béguine; LL. beguina, beghina; fr. Lambert le Bègue (the Stammerer) the founder of the order. (Du Cange.)] A woman belonging to one of the religious and charitable associations or communities in the Netherlands, and elsewhere, whose members live in beguinages and are not bound by perpetual vows.

(||Be"gum) n. [Per., fr. Turk., perh. properly queen mother, fr. Turk. beg (see Beg, n.) + Ar. umm mother.] In the East Indies, a princess or lady of high rank. Malcom.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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