Definitions for lurelʊər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lurelʊər(n.; v.)lured, lur•ing.

  1. (n.)anything that attracts, entices, or allures.

  2. the power of attracting or enticing.

  3. a decoy; live or esp. artificial bait used in fishing or trapping.

    Category: Sport

  4. a feathered decoy used in falconry to recall a hawk.

    Category: Sport

  5. a flap or tassel dangling from the dorsal fin of pediculate fishes, as the angler, that attracts prey to the mouth region.

  6. (v.t.)to attract, entice, or tempt; allure.

  7. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. lure, enticement, come-on(noun)

    qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward

  2. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener(noun)

    anything that serves as an enticement

  3. bait, decoy, lure(verb)

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

  4. 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

  1. lure(verb)ʊər

    to promise sb sth to attract or trick them

    He lured them in with promises of money.

  2. lureʊər

    sth used to attract a fish or animal in order to catch it

    a fishing lure


  1. lure(Noun)

    Something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure.

  2. lure(Noun)

    An artificial bait attached to a fishing line to attract fish.

  3. lure(Noun)

    A bunch of feathers attached to a line, used in falconry to recall the hawk.

  4. lure(Verb)

    To attract by temptation etc.; to entice.

  5. lure(Verb)

    To recall a hawk with a lure.

  6. Origin: lure, from loirre (Modern French leurre), from lothr, from lōþr-. Compare English allure, from Old French.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lure(noun)

    a contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks

  2. Lure(noun)

    any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of advantage or pleasure; a decoy

  3. Lure(noun)

    a velvet smoothing brush

  4. Lure(noun)

    to draw to the lure; hence, to allure or invite by means of anything that promises pleasure or advantage; to entice; to attract

  5. Lure(verb)

    to recall a hawk or other animal


  1. Lure

    Lure is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred and owned by Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, he is a son of the leading stallion Danzig, who in turn was sired by Hall of Famer and prominent sire Northern Dancer. He was out of the mare Endear by another Hall of Famer, Alydar. Trained by Shug McGaughey, Lure is best known as the turf racing specialist who won back-to-back runnings of the Breeders' Cup Mile. After winning three graded stakes races in 1994, Lure returned to again compete in the Breeders' Cup Mile but finished ninth. He was then retired to stand at stud at Claiborne Farm and in 2004 was pensioned due to poor fertility.

Anagrams of lure

  1. rule

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.

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