What does lure mean?

Definitions for lure
lʊərlure

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. lure(Noun)

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

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

  2. lure(Noun)

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

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

  3. lure(Noun)

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

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

  4. lure(Verb)

    To attract by temptation etc.; to entice.

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

  5. lure(Verb)

    To recall a hawk with a lure.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OF. loirer, loirier, F. leurrer. See Lure, n.]

  2. Lure(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OF. loirer, loirier, F. leurrer. See Lure, n.]

  3. Lure(noun)

    a velvet smoothing brush

    Etymology: [OF. loirer, loirier, F. leurrer. See Lure, n.]

  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

    Etymology: [OF. loirer, loirier, F. leurrer. See Lure, n.]

  5. Lure(verb)

    to recall a hawk or other animal

    Etymology: [OF. loirer, loirier, F. leurrer. See Lure, n.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lure

    lūr, n. any enticement: bait: decoy: (Shak.) a stuffed bird used in falconry for training the hawk.—v.t. to entice: decoy. [O. Fr. loerre (Fr. leurre)—Mid. High Ger. luoder (Ger. luder), bait.]

  2. Lure

    lūr, n. a trumpet with long curved tube, used for calling cattle, &c. [Ice. lúdhr.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lure in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of lure in a Sentence

  1. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    It shows the lure, the lure of this death cult to impressionable youngsters and it's very, very important that we do everything we can to try to safeguard our young people against the lure of this shocking, alien and extreme ideology.

  2. John Burroughs:

    The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

  3. Sun-Tzu:

    All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him.

  4. Ailsa Henderson:

    I don't think Labour are going to lure away any voters who have gone to the pro-independence SNP by being silent on the issue of the constitution.

  5. The UAW:

    Related ImageExpand / ContractSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says her state doesn't need unions. ( AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)( The Associated Press) Right-to-work laws mean workers at unionized plants do not have to join the labor organization. Haley, whose efforts have brought major investments from companies including Continental Tire and Boeing, recently went toe-to toe with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which sought to organize 3,000 workers at an aircraft plant she helped lure in 2011 with a $ 450 million package of tax incentives. The union suspended its effort to organize the Boeing plant after a rocky start. Haley, who said at her January state of the union address that South Carolina has an international reputation for being a state that does n’t want unions, because we don’t need unions, we have been successful in attracting some of the world’s top corporate citizens and paving the way for expansion of the businesses we already have because our right-to-work law strengthens the direct relationship our employers have with employees, Haley said. Our best advice to The UAW is to ask the IAM about how South Carolina workers view unions.

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  • إغراءArabic
  • lokkemad, lokke, blink, lokkemiddelDanish
  • Anlockungsmittel, anlocken, Köder, Lure, locken, Lockung, Reiz, Lockvogel, Lockmittel, ködernGerman
  • atractivo, atraer, seducir, cebo, encantar, anzuelo, encantoSpanish
  • عاشقانهPersian
  • houkutin, houkutella, vieheFinnish
  • leurrer, attirer, leurre, attrait, séduireFrench
  • anzolGalician
  • esca, adescare, tentazione, attrazione, ammaliare, sedurre, tentare, attrattiva, incantare, richiamo, lusingaItalian
  • 誘い出す, 誘い込む, 誘惑Japanese
  • lokmiddel, lokkertjeDutch
  • agnNorwegian
  • isca, atrairPortuguese
  • завлекать, приманивать, приманка, соблазнять, блесна, манитьRussian
  • agn, beteSwedish
  • கவரும்Tamil
  • గాలము, ఊరించు, ఎరTelugu
  • เย้ายวนใจThai
  • aklını çelmek, çığırtkan, kandırmak, cezbetmek, yemlemek, çekmek, ayartmak, yem, câzibeTurkish
  • Chinese

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