What does lure mean?

Definitions for lurelʊər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lure.

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"


  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

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


  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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  1. LURE

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  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Geoff Davis:

    The private equity owners may be stirring the pot in an attempt to lure a bidder.

  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. Daniel Smilov:

    The people's will was clearly expressed at the referendum, electronic voting will lure new groups of people to vote.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of lure

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Translations for lure

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إغراءArabic
  • lokkemad, lokke, blink, lokkemiddelDanish
  • Anlockungsmittel, anlocken, Köder, Lure, locken, Lockung, Reiz, Lockvogel, Lockmittel, ködernGerman
  • atractivo, atraer, seducir, cebo, encantar, anzuelo, encantoSpanish
  • 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
  • iscaPortuguese
  • завлекать, приманивать, приманка, соблазнять, блесна, манитьRussian
  • agn, beteSwedish
  • గాలము, ఊరించు, ఎరTelugu
  • aklını çelmek, çığırtkan, kandırmak, cezbetmek, yemlemek, çekmek, ayartmak, yem, câzibeTurkish

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