Definition of Lure in English :

Define Lure in English

Lure meaning in English

Meaning of Lure in English

Pronunciation of Lure in English

Lure pronunciation in English

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1. come-on, enticement, lure

qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward

2. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener

anything that serves as an enticement

3. bait, decoy, lure

something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed


4. entice, lure, tempt

provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

Example Sentences:
'He lured me into temptation'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
1. (sometimes foll by away or into)
to tempt or attract by the promise of some type of reward
2. falconry
to entice (a hawk or falcon) from the air to the falconer by a lure
a person or thing that lures
4. angling
any of various types of brightly-coloured artificial spinning baits, usually consisting of a plastic or metal body mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers, etc
jig, plug, spoon
5. falconry
a feathered decoy to which small pieces of meat can be attached and which is equipped with a long thong

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see synonyms of lure
a device consisting of a bunch of feathers on the end of a long cord, often baited with food: it is used in falconry to recall the hawk
the power of attracting, tempting, or enticing
the lure of the stage
anything that so attracts or tempts
a bait for animals; esp., an artificial one used in fishing
verb transitiveWord forms: lured or ˈluring
to recall (a falcon) with a lure
to attract, tempt, or entice
often with on

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of lure
a. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward: the lure of the open road.
b. An attraction or appeal: Living on the ocean has a lure for many retirees.
2. A decoy used in catching animals, especially an artificial bait used in catching fish.
3. A bunch of feathers attached to a long cord, used in falconry to recall the hawk.
tr.v. lured, lur·ing, lures
1. To attract or entice, especially by wiles or temptation: Customers were lured to the store by ads promising big discounts.
2. To recall (a falcon) with a lure.

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