Ruse definition

  • noun:
    • A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge. See Synonyms at wile.
    • a trick
    • guile
    • An artifice; trick; stratagem; wile; fraud; deceit.
    • the usage artifice or trickery; in addition, a stratagem.
    • Synonyms ManÅ“uver, Trick, etc. See artifice and stratagem.
    • a deceptive maneuver (especially to prevent capture)
  • others:
    • to-fall.
    • To slip down a declivity with a rustling noise.
    • to provide method; fall back; escape; usage tricks for the true purpose of escaping.
    • A Middle English or dialectal form of roose. Cath. Ang.

Related Sources

  • Definition for "Ruse"
    • A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge. See Synonyms at…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "Ruse"
    • David Leathley pretended to be Joel…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "Ruse"
  • Cross Reference for "Ruse"
  • Urban Dictionary for "Ruse"
    • ruse trickery associated with mind trickery…
    • View More
150 votes

How would you define Ruse?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!