What does allure mean?

Definitions for allure

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word allure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. allure, allurement, temptingnessverb

    the power to entice or attract through personal charm

  2. tempt, allureverb

    dispose or incline or entice to

    "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"


  1. allurenoun

    The power to attract, entice; the quality causing attraction.

  2. allurenoun

    gait; bearing

    The swing, the gait, the pose, the allure of these men. uE000106447uE001 Harper's Magazine.

  3. allureverb

    To entice; to attract.

  4. Etymology: From aleurer, from a (Latin ad) + leurre. Compare lure.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Allurenoun

    Something set up to entice birds, or other things, to it. We now write lure.

    Etymology: from the verb allure.

    The rather to train them to his allure, he told them both often, and with a vehement voice, how they were over-topped and trodden down by gentlemen. John Hayward.

  2. To ALLUREverb

    To entice to any thing whether good or bad; to draw towards any thing by enticement.

    Etymology: leurrer, Fr. looren, Dutch, belæren, Sax.

    Unto laws that men make for the benefit of men, it hath seemed always needful to add rewards, which may more allure unto good, than any hardness deterreth from it, and punishments, which may more deter from evil, than any sweetness thereto allureth. Richard Hooker, b. i. p. 28.

    Above them all
    The golded sun, in splendour likest heav’n,
    Allur’d his eye. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iii. l. 572.

    Each flatt’ring hope, and each alluring joy. .


  1. allure

    Allure is the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating. It can also refer to the power or ability to attract, charm, or entice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allureverb

    to attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite by something flattering or acceptable; to entice; to attract

  2. Allurenoun


  3. Allurenoun

    gait; bearing

  4. Etymology: [F.; aller to go.]


  1. Allure

    Allure is a New York-based R&B girl group that formed in the early 1990s as a quartet, now a trio. Original members were Alia Davis, Linnie Belcher, Lalisha McClean and Akissa Mendez.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Allure

    al-lūr′, v.t. to draw on as by a lure or bait: to entice.—n. Allure′ment.—adj. Allur′ing, enticing: seductive: charming.—adv. Allur′ingly. [O. Fr. alurerà, to, lurer, to Lure.]

Suggested Resources

  1. allure

    Song lyrics by allure -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by allure on the Lyrics.com website.

Matched Categories

Anagrams for allure »

  1. laurel

  2. Laurel

How to pronounce allure?

How to say allure in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of allure in a Sentence

  1. Chris McGoey:

    Airbnb private rentals are different and more relaxed than staying in an established-branded hotel. I guess that’s the allure and the fact that you can sometimes find a fabulous deal in a great location. But this story points out that making private arrangements can be hit and miss because of lack of oversight, quality control, and compliance with regulations designed to protect guests, in a hotel we take things for granted like a local direct-dial phone, an on-duty operator, and desk staff.

  2. Michael Mancuso:

    The circumstances surrounding the use of deadly force demonstrate that such force was justified under the circumstances known to the officers, the attempts by the attorneys to mislead the public and now the filing of a frivolous suit against the DA's Office is yet another example that they are motivated not by the pursuit of justice but the allure of monetary gain.

  3. Lori Lightfoot:

    That’s how we lessen the allure of gang life.

  4. Jimmy Carter:

    Rosalynn and I are saddened by the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. She will always be admired for her strength of conviction and her lifelong devotion to her husband, her 'just say no' campaign prevented many young people from falling prey to the allure of drug use; and her advocacy for stem cell research raised public awareness and influenced decision makers about vital research for Alzheimer's disease. We extend our condolences to her family at this difficult time.

  5. Paul Dergarabedian:

    It faces challenges including mixed reviews and fans of the original questioning the need for this newly re-imagined telling, but it's looking like the allure of the film, particularly for kids, will be incredibly strong, any negative reviews that may influence parents will likely be offset by their children who are absolutely going to be a strong influence on their parent's decision to head to the multi-plex.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for allure

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • съблазнявам, изкушавам, привлекателност, привличамBulgarian
  • verlocken, Reiz, Verlockung, Anziehungskraft, lockenGerman
  • allogeEsperanto
  • fascinación, seducir, atractivo, atraer, encanto, cautivarSpanish
  • viehättää, houkutella, vetovoima, houkuttaa, viehätysFinnish
  • séduire, attiranceFrench
  • allureIrish
  • फुसलानाHindi
  • attrazione, fascino, sedurre, incanto, ammaliamento, allettare, richiamo, ammaliare, incantare, affascinare, attrarreItalian
  • 魅惑, 魅力Japanese
  • verleiden, aantrekkelijkheidDutch
  • drag, allureNorwegian
  • czar, przyciągać, nęcić, wabić, powabPolish
  • atrativo, seduzirPortuguese
  • прельстить, прельщать, привлекательность, завлечь, завлекать, заманить, заманиватьRussian
  • จูงใจThai
  • шарм, привабливістьUkrainian
  • quyến rũVietnamese
  • 引诱Chinese

Get even more translations for allure »


Find a translation for the allure definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"allure." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 15 Apr. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/allure>.

Discuss these allure definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for allure? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    reading carefully with intent to remember
    A plantation
    B guts
    C perusal
    D transition

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for allure: