Ploy \Ploy\, n. Sport; frolic. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Ploy — est un film thaïlandais réalisé par Pen ek Ratanaruang, sorti en 2007. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien externe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ploy — [plɔı] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from employ] a clever and dishonest way of tricking someone so that you can get an advantage ▪ His usual ploy is to pretend he s ill. ploy to do sth ▪ a smart ploy to win votes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ploy — (oder auch Imperium) ist der Name eines Brettspiels für zwei oder vier Parteien. Durch zusätzlich mögliche Drehungen der Spielsteine ergeben sich mehr mögliche Konstellationen und Zugmöglichkeiten als beim Schachspiel. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ploy — Ploy, v. i. [Prob. abbrev. fr. deploy.] (Mil.) To form a column from a line of troops on some designated subdivision; the opposite of deploy. Wilhelm. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ploy — [ plɔı ] noun count a way of tricking or confusing someone in order to get an advantage or make them do what you want: RUSE: Loretta desperately tried to think of a ploy to delay his departure …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ploy — [ploi] n. [? < (EM)PLOY] an action or maneuver intended to outwit or disconcert another person …   English World dictionary

  • ploy — /ploy/, n. 1. a maneuver or stratagem, as in conversation, to gain the advantage. v.t. 2. Mil. Archaic. to move (troops) from a line into a column. Cf. deploy. v.i. 3. Mil. Archaic. to move from a line into a column. [1475 85; earlier ploye to… …   Universalium

  • ploy — I noun action, artifice, contrivance, device, maneuver, mechanism, plan, ruse, scheme, stratagem, trick, way, wile II index artifice, machination, plot (secret plan), stratagem Burton s Legal Thes …   Law dictionary

  • ploy — 1722, anything with which one amuses oneself, Scottish and northern England dialect, possibly a shortened form of employ or deploy. Popularized in the sense move or gambit made to gain advantage by British humorist Stephen Potter (1900 1969) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ploy — *trick, ruse, stratagem, maneuver, gambit, artifice, wile, feint …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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