Definitions for lurelʊər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lurelʊər(n.; v.)lured, lur•ing.
(n.)anything that attracts, entices, or allures.
the power of attracting or enticing.
a decoy; live or esp. artificial bait used in fishing or trapping.
a feathered decoy used in falconry to recall a hawk.
a flap or tassel dangling from the dorsal fin of pediculate fishes, as the angler, that attracts prey to the mouth region.
(v.t.)to attract, entice, or tempt; allure.
to draw or recall, as by a lure or decoy.
Origin of lure:
1350–1400; ME < AF, OF luere < Frankish *lothr-, c. MHG luoder bait
lure, enticement, come-on(noun)
qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener(noun)
anything that serves as an enticement
bait, decoy, lure(verb)
something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
entice, lure, tempt(verb)
provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
"He lured me into temptation"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to promise sb sth to attract or trick them
He lured them in with promises of money.
sth used to attract a fish or animal in order to catch it
a fishing lure
Something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure.
An artificial bait attached to a fishing line to attract fish.
A bunch of feathers attached to a line, used in falconry to recall the hawk.
To attract by temptation etc.; to entice.
To recall a hawk with a lure.
Origin: lure, from loirre (Modern French leurre), from lothr, from lōþr-. Compare English allure, from Old French.
a contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks
any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of advantage or pleasure; a decoy
a velvet smoothing brush
to draw to the lure; hence, to allure or invite by means of anything that promises pleasure or advantage; to entice; to attract
to recall a hawk or other animal
Translations for lure
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
attraction; something very attractive or tempting
The lure of his mother's good cooking brought him back home.
- lokaas, verlokkingAfrikaans
- إغواء، إغراءArabic
- atraçãoPortuguese (BR)
- lákadlo, vnadidloCzech
- der Zauber, der KöderGerman
- tiltrækningskraft; lokkemadDanish
- δέλεαρ, θέλγητροGreek
- tentación, alicienteSpanish
- פִּיתוּי, מְשִיכָהHebrew
- आकर्षण, प्रलोभनHindi
- daya tarikIndonesian
- aðdráttarafl; freistingIcelandic
- richiamo, lusingaItalian
- 유혹, 매력Korean
- pagunda, vilionė, masalasLithuanian
- kārdinājums; vilinājumsLatvian
- lokroep, verlokkingDutch
- agn, lokkemat, tiltrekningskraftNorwegian
- wabik, pokusaPolish
- atracţie; ispităRomanian
- lákadlo, vnadidloSlovak
- lockelse, dragningskraftSwedish
- 吸引力，誘惑Chinese (Trad.)
- کوئی پر کشش شےUrdu
- vẻ quyến rũVietnamese
- 吸引力，诱惑Chinese (Simp.)
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