- To capture with toils or nets; to ensnare.
- 1819, John Keats, “The Eve of St. Agnes”, in Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, London: Printed [by Thomas Davison] for Taylor and Hessey, […], published 1820, OCLC 927360557, stanza XXXII, page 99:
- It seem'd he never, never could redeem, / From such a stedfast spell his lady's eyes; / So mus'd awhile, entoiled in woofed phantasies.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for entoil in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)